Project Markets


Today’s complex medical spaces require sophisticated problem solving: balancing clinical requirements with inviting, community-focused spaces, and integrating the latest best practices from health and behavioral science research. Working closely with clients, we develop in-depth understanding of facility goals as well as staff and patient needs. Then, working with advanced tools and technologies, we deliver uniquely immersive designs that anticipate and solve issues early in the process, uncovering the best solution for each facility.

Flexible Expertise

  • Customized solutions
  • Sophisticated partnerships
  • Lean design
  • Project coordination
  • Transparent process
  • Advanced 3D design
  • Dynamic service

 

Proven Capacity

  • 35+ member firm
  • 700+ BIM-only projects
  • $300M+ projects since 2000
  • 20-year firm history
  • Nationwide reach

Outpatient Services & Medical Offices


Behavioral Care


Hospitals and Master Planning

In-Depth Experience
Our healthcare projects cover a wide range of facilities, from complicated behavioral care units to ICUs, hybrid operating rooms to complete hospital buildings. Within that breadth of expertise, we’ve developed deep knowledge of the processes, requirements, system and equipment integration, and interior design considerations that impact today’s healthcare spaces.

Progressive Approach
We look at each project as a partnership, and all of our healthcare connections have become repeat clients. Our team integrates seamlessly with any project framework, filling in gaps and providing as much management as required. Using exclusively 3D design tools, our approach promotes better problem solving, forward-thinking concepts, and widespread efficiencies—with award-winning results.

Dynamic Service
At arcDESIGN, we believe in active collaboration—with clients, outside experts, and other firms. We listen more closely, think more deeply, and challenge ourselves to create breakthrough solutions. With substantial nationwide experience, our team focuses on service-driven outcomes.

Clients
We are privileged to work with the following healthcare companies: Ascension/St. Vincent, Schneck Medical Center, IU Health, Community Health Network, Franciscan Health, Eskenazi Health, Good Samaritan Network, and Innovcare.

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Whether we’re designing the future of student housing, re-imagining a historic structure for modern use, or building laboratories with the flexibility for tomorrow’s breakthroughs, arcDESIGN’s approach to higher education projects comes down to legacy. We ground each design in the idea that our flexible solutions create value for the university. This commitment to future compatible spaces in higher education design influences everything from structural decisions to aesthetic choices to how we source mechanical and electrical components. At arcDESIGN, we’re committed to designing for the students of today and tomorrow.

Flexible Expertise

  • Student housing
  • Historic renovation
  • Adaptive re-use
  • Research and teaching laboratories
  • Multi-functional spaces
  • High-performance envelope
  • Dynamic service

 

Proven Capacity

  • 35+ member firm
  • 700+ BIM-only projects
  • $300M+ projects since 2000
  • 70+ higher education labs
  • 2900+ residence hall rooms renovated at Indiana University

Re-imagining Student Housing


Integrating Adaptive Re-use


Coordinating Flexible Research

Building For The Future
Designing a space to for today’s students as well as future generations requires great foresight and creativity. We approach each higher education project with an eye toward durable structures, flexible layouts, timeless aesthetics, and high-performance materials. Future-focused design also helps us find large-scale budget efficiencies to help institutions make a long-term investment.

Adapting from the Past
We specialize in restoring historic spaces not as museum pieces, but as vibrant parts of campus life. Bridging the gap between historic and modern spaces involves a challenging balancing act both structurally and aesthetically, but our team thrives with these parameters. With extensive expertise in historic renovations, arcDESIGN preserves the past while breathing new life into older spaces.

Designing + Coordinating Highly Technical Spaces
As technology and discovery advance more and more quickly, student and laboratory spaces must be easy to retrofit or it quickly becomes obsolete. We protect institutional investments and promote rapid breakthroughs with uniquely adaptable spaces while providing the most durable, value-driven materials available. arcDESIGN offers a team of architects and interior designers that are well adept at coordinating highly technical equipment through our BIM process. This expertise is applicable to kitchen equipment coordination, laboratory equipment and digital learning tools for student learning environments.

Clients
We are privileged to work with the following higher education institutions: Indiana University (multiple campuses), Indiana State University, Purdue University, Ball State University and DePauw University.

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The rapidly changing pace of technology and research makes laboratories complicated investments. At arcDESIGN, we believe the future lies with flexible, hybrid spaces that can easily accommodate a wide range of work. To equip lab designs to meet shifting needs and requirements, we combine state-of-the-art materials, specialized engineering, and advanced space planning. Our team’s cross-discipline expertise enables us to apply best practices between fields—combining the efficiency of a medical facility with the maker-driven space of a higher education lab and the security and safety standards of a government or pharmaceutical application.

Broad Expertise

  • Advanced research/high acuity lab design
  • High security and safety specifications
  • Lean design
  • Cross-functional applications
  • Clean rooms
  • Hybrid flex labs
  • Specialized engineering solutions

 

Proven Capacity

  • 35+ member firm
  • 700+ BIM-only projects
  • $300M+ projects since 2000
  • 68+ higher education labs
  • Medical labs
  • Private labs
  • 20-year firm history
  • Nationwide reach

Coordinating Flexible Research


Creating Hybrid Lab Space


Adapting for Interdisciplinary Work

Designing for the Future
We design labs with the future in mind. Our team-based culture encourages expansive thinking, and results in high-value solutions such as dance floor lab layouts and flexible casework options. Operational and design efficiencies protect institutional investment and promote rapid breakthroughs with easily retrofitted designs.

Using Exceptional Materials
To create cross-functional, long-lasting labs, our designs incorporate the most advanced materials available. Our team researches the latest material innovation and technology, then sources the best possible materials to meet the needs of each project. Working with high-quality components helps to ensure safety and security, while also prolonging the useable life of the space and equipment.

Leveraging Design Technology
Years ago, our team began using BIM, Virtual Reality, and Cloud Basics technology exclusively in medical projects, and immediately began applying that expertise to laboratories in other fields with notable results. Advanced design technology gives our work greater agility and allows immediate feedback on space and operational efficiencies—saving time and resources. We continue to apply the latest technologies to our laboratory designs as part of our ongoing commitment to building flexible, adaptable spaces.

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Creating Transformational Spaces

From cutting-edge corporate headquarters to flexible-use facilities, arcDESIGN helps businesses and organizations translate their brands into high-impact spaces. Our corporate and community project expertise includes modern office buildings, historic museums, cultural structures, and houses of worship. Regardless of the application, we work from the same foundational principles: using the most advanced technology and materials to translate client visions into transformational spaces.

Flexible Expertise

  • Advanced technology
  • High-end design
  • Adaptive reuse
  • ADA compliance
  • Site selection

 

Proven Capacity

  • 35+ member firm
  • 700+ BIM-only projects
  • $300M+ projects since 2000
  • 20-year firm history
  • Nationwide reach

Creating Relaxing Spaces For Employee Breaks 


Executing A Brand For Neighborhood Gathering Places


Reimagining Spaces For Community

Collaborative Innovation
We were one of the first architecture firms in the region to commit to exclusive use of 3D design technology. Each of our projects is designed and presented in virtual reality—allowing us to work together seamlessly as a team and anticipate and overcome issues early in the process.

Visionary Solutions
At arcDESIGN, we believe that great design effectively communicates the client’s vision. That’s why each of our projects is unique, and speaks directly to the client’s brand, requirements, and intended use. Our expertise combined with close client input yields dramatic results.

Elevating Design
Our team values dynamic ideas and diverse thinking. We work to elevate design through effective, sustainable solutions that meet the challenges of today with the flexibility to maintain relevance in the future.

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Driven by generational and social changes, the need for senior living spaces—and their conceptual framework—continues to rise. Committed to creating community and culture through our work, arcDESIGN brings depth and expertise to the changing senior living market. Building award-winning spaces across the United States, our senior living architects and designers deliver light-filled, amenity-driven facilities that promote healing and flourishing communities for older adults.

Broad Expertise

  • Assisted Living (AL)
  • Rapid Recovery Centers (RRC)
  • Skilled Nursing + Recovery Centers
  • Skilled Nursing + Assisted Living
  • Small House Concept

 

Proven Capacity

  • 35+ member firm
  • 700+ BIM-only projects
  • $300M+ projects since 2000
  • 20-year firm history
  • Nationwide reach

Redefining Senior Living

A New Vision

Tailoring Post Acute Care

Focused Experience
Since 2001, we’ve designed 35+ plans for senior living facilities around the United States. Our team incorporates the latest findings in psychology, healthcare, and demographic trends to create designs that not only meet current goals, but also anticipate the needs of the future.

Progressive Approach
Our projects include a range of senior living care models, all designed with a goal to promote a culture of healing and community. Using exclusively 3D design tools, our approach promotes better problem solving, forward-thinking concepts, and widespread efficiencies—with award-winning results.

Dynamic Service
At arcDESIGN, we believe in active collaboration—with clients, outside experts, and other firms. We listen more closely, think more deeply, and challenge ourselves to create breakthrough solutions. With substantial nationwide experience, our team focuses on service-driven outcomes, not egos.

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arcDESIGN is committed to preserving historic spaces—entirely or in character—for the use and enjoyment of generations to come. Our respect for the past includes scholarship of historical materials and purposes while also leading us to creative interpretations that adapt historical structures for modern use. With expertise in detailed historic renovation as well as modern design, we create uniquely seamless solutions that bridge the gap between preservation and long-term sustainability. We live out this commitment in our own 1890’s office space in downtown Indianapolis.

Flexible Expertise

  • Historic preservation
  • Historic renovation
  • Adaptive re-use
  • ADA compliance
  • Structural integration

 

Proven Capacity

  • 35+ member firm
  • 700+ BIM-only projects
  • $300M+ projects since 2000
  • Nationwide reach
  • Award winning projects

Balancing Historic Space with Campus Use


Forward-Thinking Adaptive Reuse


Structural Preservation for Modern Application

In-Depth Experience
Our team renovates some of Indiana’s most high-profile historic spaces. From complex details to completely reimagined spaces, we use advanced materials and technology to preserve the past and chart the future of design.

Progressive Approach
As we restore a building or feature, we look for structural and material components that will last for decades. And the biggest factor in long-range design often comes through adaptation—integrating a historic structure with a modern addition while maintaining consistent aesthetics throughout.

History and Utility in Balance
Our team works tirelessly to balance historical accuracy with modern-day utility. Whether it’s a campus building or a community space, we believe that the best preservation extends or exceeds the original impact of the building.

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