The Liberty Fund commissioned a $22 million headquarters for itself in Carmel, Indiana in 2016. The centerpiece of this award winning facility is the distinctive looking wing for its specialized library that maintains a 50,000 book collection. The glass clad research library is a focal point that required intense acoustical study due to the heavy vehicular traffic adjacent to the property. Thirty provocative stainless steel sunscreens protect the library’s collection and provide physical expression of the Liberty Fund mission. The 63,000-square-foot building also includes offices, various meeting rooms, a cafeteria and conference space surrounding an inner courtyard. The grounds have walking paths for staff and visitors to enjoy. The Liberty Fund also hosts around 200 conferences a year to promote deliberations on liberty.
The Liberty Fund Corporate Headquarters received a 2017 AIA Indiana Merit Award for New Construction and an Indiana Chamber Monumental Award. Rowland Design is the architect of record and commissioned Design 27 as part of the design team to address the acoustical requirements and telecommunication systems.