Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

Cummins Inc. selected us by means of an invited competition in 2014. As winners of the design competition, we were tasked with designing a ground-up headquarters for Cummins’ Global Distribution Business that inspires employees and visitors alike. The project transforms a 4-acre block in downtown Indy and includes an office tower, a conference center, retail spaces and extensive public greenspace. Our design is concentrated along Market Street to further define the “street wall” east from Monument Circle and to give this new Market East District greater presence and character. The sculpted tower, with its inflections and projections, adds a striking landmark to the city.

Completed 2017

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Key People
Deborah Berke
Marc Leff, Project Lead
Arthi Krishnamoorthy, Project Manager
Ameet Hiremath, Project Designer – Interior Architecture
Noah Biklen, Project Designer – Facade & Exterior
Stephen Brockman, Project Designer – Interior Design

Collaborating Firms
Deborah Berke Partners – Design Architect and Interior Designer
Ratio Architects – Architect of Record
Land Collective – Landscape Architect
Robert Silman Associates – Design Structural Engineer
Fink Roberts & Petrie, Inc. – Structural Engineer
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. – Design MEP Engineer
Circle Design Group, Inc. – MEP Engineer
Atelier 10 – Sustainability Consultant
Front, Inc. – Facade Consultant
One Lux Studio – Lighting Designer
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co., Inc – Construction Manager

AIA Indiana Honor Award – New Construction, AIANY Merit Award, AIANYS Merit Award, SARA National Design Award of Excellence, SARA – New York Council Design Award of Excellence, 2017 Best of Design Awards for Office & Retail – Honorable Mention, Indy Chamber Monumental Award, and an American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Published in Architectural Record, May 2017