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In Progress: Cummins Indy

December 21, 2015

The Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters reached a major milestone: on December 17, the final steel beam was hoisted in place. At a total height of 142 feet, the 9-story building sits where a parking lot and the Market Square Arena once stood. Adding greenspace, jobs and activity to the area, the Cummins Indy DBU HQ furthers the ongoing transformation of Indianapolis’ Market East District.

It has been a pleasure to work with F.A. Wilhelm Construction since the April 9, 2015 groundbreaking. Congratulations to Cummins, RATIO Architects, and the whole project team.

In the Press: The Washington Post

December 14, 2015

Saturday’s Washington Post featured Wardman Tower, our project with JBG Companies that transforms the historic tower into 32 luxury condominiums. Wardman Tower is an impressive Georgian Revival-style building on 2.5 acres of gardens that overlooks Washington from its Woodley Park site. It was built in 1928 by Harry Wardman, and was originally designed by Mihran Mesrobian. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Our design draws inspiration from the abundant natural light and vistas allowed by the site’s height and the tower’s numerous windows. The floor plans highlight the views and the proportions celebrate a gracious way of living. We were also influenced by the connection between Washington and Paris that dates back to Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant; we designed the homes to be appropriate for the 21st century, with a nod to the aesthetics and richness of Paris.

Read the full Washington Post article here.


December 1, 2015

The 2016 AD100 was announced today, and we are honored to be included in the collection of leading architecture and design firms. The list, compiled by Architectural Digest since 1990, recognizes the “icons and trailblazers whose work is as inspiring as it is influential.”

See all of the 2016 AD100 architects and designers here and take a look at a few projects, including our East End Compound that was featured in Architectural Digest’s June 2015 issue, here.