The building program called for a 120,000 square foot facility to consolidate all of the company’s executive and clerical offices, storage and mailing services. The selected site faces Interstate 69, a busy highway that links Indianapolis with Fort Wayne, providing critical access and visibility – much-desired advantages sought by the company’s relocation. The need to use the building as a physical advertisement for the company was a request from day one. To achieve this billboard-like legibility, the office building was placed perpendicular to Interstate 69, magnifying longitudinal exposure to both traffic lanes. This positioning of the building also maximizes vital exposures to north and south orientations.
Centered on a median island, the four-story building bisects the eight-acre property, creating two equal parking zones and entrances to the main lobby. The central core / open plan layout allows for an interchangeable placement of workstations on either side of each floor plate. The window pattern is a syncopation of transparency and opacity that is repeated throughout each floor, providing singular views from any point in the interior, and animating the exterior elevations.
Superficie Building size
11.000 m² 120,000 ft²
Irwin Mortgage Corporation
Carlos Jiménez Studio, Houston, Texas
CSO Architects, Indianapolis, Indiana (arquitecto local architect of record)
Equipo Project team
Carlos Jiménez (director, autor del proyecto principal, project designer), Leslie Witt, Victor Murillo, Melissa Braisted, Brett Zamore
CSO Architects: Dan Moriarty (director principal), J. Terry May, Lori Horvath, Greg Plantenga, Vic Fritz, Darrell Nickolson, Kirk Moody, Robin Mills
Consultores Project consultants
CSO Engineers, Indianapolis, Indiana (estructura, instalaciones, electricidad, ingeniería civil structural, mechanical, electrical, civil); Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (paisajismo landscape)
Shiel Sexton Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Paul Hester, Hester+Hardaway Photographers