FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS–Design 27, a technology planning and design firm, has completed the planning and design phase of several projects underway, including new academic buildings at three Indiana college campuses. Located in Broad Ripple, Design 27 is a vendor/manufacturer independent technology design and acoustical engineering firm involved with creating engaged facilities.
The privately owned, Indianapolis-based company also recently completed a strategic rebranding process, including the launch of a new name and website. Founded as Techedvise in 2004 by firm principals Meri and Adam Weber, the new name reflects the company’s focus on technology design and acoustical engineering services. Pulling from The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat used within the built environment for all new design and building projects, the company sought to clarify their service offerings with the name Design 27 which reflects the division 27 of the MasterFormat that focuses on technology infrastructure and communications.
“We are truly thrilled with the name Design 27,” stated Meri Weber, President of Design 27. “We feel that our new name and look will be easily tied in our clients minds to the work and services we perform with the engaged buildings we help to produce.”
Among the projects that have recently broken ground or will begin soon:
- Two new academic buildings, Drug Discovery and Health & Human Sciences Research facility known as Lyles-Porter Hall and the adjoining Harrison Street parking garage at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
- Ivy Tech Nursing Simulation Lab renovation for the 53rd Street Campus in Anderson and the Ivy Tech Community College in New Castle, IN.
- A master plan and market feasibility study for a Certified Technology Park in downtown Bloomington, IN.
- The new Wellness & Health Center build out for Indiana University on the Kokomo, IN campus.
- The Pioneer restaurant and 400 person live entertainment venue in Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis.
- The new headquarters for local architectural firm A2SO4 transforming an abandoned church into state of the art office space.
For the past two years, Design 27 has worked closely with the Indiana Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) to present the AIA Indiana Technology Symposium. The event draws manufacturers from the technology sector and members of the design community to see and learn about the latest product offerings and offers continuing education learning (CEU) sessions required by architects. Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual AIA Indiana Technology Symposium to be held in September 2012. Details will be available soon on the AIA Indiana website.
AIA Indiana & AIA Indianapolis Executive Director Jason Shelley states, “I truly appreciate our partnership with Design 27. They have strongly supported Hoosier AIA architects directly with their participation in the annual AIA Indiana Technology Symposium, which they helped create. The symposium has provided our members cutting edge architectural technology related information and education.”
Design 27 provides planning and design of communication systems and technology needs that address very diverse requirements of corporate clients, research and clinical facilities, educational institutions and critical information agencies. Visit www.design27.com for more information.