ISU Fine Arts Building
After nearly 80 years in service, Indiana State University’s Fine Arts & Commerce Building no longer met current needs. arcDESIGN revived the building’s original spirit and better equipped it for present use through detailed restoration and future-focused design. Drawing on expertise in historic preservation, arcDESIGN restored the building’s original aesthetic while updating services and systems to current standards. Balancing careful attention to the building’s exterior, finishes, and lighting with structural modernization, arcDESIGN’s work improves safety and increases opportunities for flexible use. In addition to preserving the building’s historic significance, arcDESIGN elevated the structure with a striking new addition. Blending old and new features, the combined facility delivers a seamless experience that not only accommodates current needs, but also positions the Fine Arts Building to evolve along with the campus in the future.