Artistry was a multi-phase project that brought new life to an area of downtown Indianapolis that had seemingly been forgotten.
Phase I of the project included gutting and rehabilitating an existing 1960’s cast-in-place banking operations center to accommodate a 5-story, 362,000 square foot mixed-use development, including four stories of apartments and amenity spaces over parking, office, and retail space at grade.
Phase II of the Artistry involved the addition of two buildings, the Mentor and Muse at Artistry, to provide more living options to fit different types of lifestyles, including 354 s.f. eco-suites for those who need minimal space.
Phase I of the project was particularly challenging due to the owner’s intent to build up from an existing structure. The configuration of the existing structure required that designers incorporate a number of potentially awkward column locations. Ultimately, this became a feature of the building design as the column placement dictated a wide array of residential unit variations and influenced the façade. By addressing these challenges with unique design solutions, the owner is able to offer tenants more layout options and the building boasts a more dynamic façade that brings new life to the streetscape. An open third floor pool and recreation deck will provide dramatic views of the downtown area for all residents along with two interior courtyards with a fountain, vegetable garden, bocce court and putting green.
– Indy Chamber Monumental Award for Real Estate Development