Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is a leading neurological healthcare provider. With a presence at major health institutions throughout the Indianapolis area, their newest office is their first stand-alone location. Seeing this as an opportunity to express their trusted brand through the use of space, they tapped long-time partner, CSO, for the job.

Upon entering the building, staff and clients are greeted with a 2-story dimensional wall and unique light sculpture, directly contrasting with an otherwise sleek and minimal lobby. It is immediately clear that this space is not a typical healthcare environment. Continuing into the first floor patient area, patients see a materiality not often associated with healthcare: diffused light art installations, clean white quartz, and black metal accents are paired with a textured carpet and wood accents to create a space that, despite its modernity, is warm and welcoming to all.

The exam area is laid out in an easy-to-navigate circular traffic pattern. As patients enter this area, they first see the checkout desk and its identifying feature: a stunning image of brain neurons which has been enlarged so much that the look could be mistaken for marble.

Upstairs, the reception area also sports a unique and beautiful installation. This time, a wood-and metal sculpture grabs your attention. It undulates against the wall, conjuring a spinal cord. Across the waiting room, patients can catch a glimpse of a companion piece: a spine-like light fixture hanging above a staff-only conference space.

Staff spaces are designed to the same standard as the patient-facing spaces. A social hub on each floor contains upscale casework and the warmth of a wood ceiling. The second floor social hub includes a dramatic upholstered bench. Both spaces provide respite from the staff’s naturally stressful jobs.  Throughout, CSO’s interiors team focused on creating a space that felt curated and filled with art, similar to how staff and patients might curate their own art collections at home. By making a space that feels both forward-thinking and welcoming, CSO’s interiors team was able to express Goodman Campbell’s own approach to healthcare.

Health Sciences Building

Part of the University’s efforts to economically revive the south side neighborhood and attract new students, the Health Sciences building provides a new gateway to campus and an integrated hub where faculty, students, and healthcare professionals can collaborate on education and research.

The new Health Sciences building is reflective of the University’s commitment to inspiring excellence by providing learning opportunities that respond in innovative ways to the needs of all students. The building design presents a transparent, flexible concept that allows for current and future needs of the programs housed within. The building’s prominent location creates an ideal venue for an outdoor seating and interaction area adjacent to the indoor café.

The building consolidates several departments into a collaborative and integrated learning environment that promotes intellectual and social interaction among students and faculty. Included in the design are teaching spaces, faculty areas, research labs, and wellness-related areas for the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Kinesiology, and Psychology Programs.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Regional Academic Health Center

The new IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Regional Academic Health Center, is a 600,000 square foot hospital where IU Health will launch a new model of healthcare on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. In addition to replacing the current hospital, the new hospital will provide an environment to practice, teach, learn, heal and ultimately improve the quality of life of those it serves.

CSO’s success in leading large, complex projects positioned the firm as an ideal partner when IU Health sought a firm to take on management of the overall design team for completion of the hospital and clinic. The complexity of the project, along with having numerous firms involved, presented an opportunity and challenge. CSO’s past experience enabled the firm to quickly engage and provide management services on behalf of the Health System. In addition to providing overall project management, the CSO team worked closely with the project partners to oversee and progress design concepts and strategies. A collaborative culture where team members contributed equally, and frequently was put in place on day one. This simple strategy positioned the designers around the table with the users groups to ensure quantitative and qualitative information gathering informed design decisions.

Through a collaborative process with IU Health, project partners, and CSO, the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital will provide a patient, family, physician and employee experience that is welcoming, intuitive, and serene. Details such as the integration of local art, which connects the facility with its surroundings, underscores IU Health’s commitment to cultivating a culture of community pride while enhancing the emotional wellbeing of those served by the facility. Healthcare services provided by the facility will include office visits, diagnostic testing, inpatient services, a Women’s Center, outpatient care, a trauma center, and an emergency department.

CURIS Design to Deliver Transformative, Resilient Healthcare Design

Top Indianapolis architecture firms, BSA LifeStructures, CSO and RATIO Architects, have combined forces by forming a joint venture, CURIS Design, to drive design and development of a new hospital on the IU Health Medical Campus. Plans for the world-class facility, part of a $1.6 billion hospital redevelopment project in Indianapolis, will fulfill IU Health’s vision of bringing a distinctive, resilient healthcare campus to serve the local community and greater region.

“At this critical moment in American healthcare, we are encouraged by this innovative approach to project delivery and job creation,” said CSO President Alan Tucker. “Clearly, Indianapolis has become a leader in healthcare innovation, and the new IU Health campus at 16th Street will continue this impressive legacy.”

CURIS Design, LLC, blends the best local architectural design, healthcare planning, and project management expertise into a single entity focused on delivering exceptional quality in healthcare design. To learn more, read the full press release below from CURIS Design.

Joint Venture to Manage Development of New IU Health Campus

BSA, CSO and RATIO to collaborate on major downtown project

In wake of IU Health’s recent, public announcement about their plans to consolidate a medical center in downtown Indianapolis in 2026, three of Indianapolis’ top architecture firms are combining forces in a joint venture to design the new hospital campus.

BSA LifeStructures, CSO and RATIO Architects have formed CURIS Design, LLC to drive development of the Hospital Building on the IU Health Medical Campus which promises to have a major impact on the region’s healthcare and the city’s skyline.

“With CURIS Design, this team is seizing a unique opportunity to bring the best of Hoosier creativity to this innovative program and vision developed by IU Health,” said BSA Chief Strategy Officer Keith Smith.

BSA brings extensive healthcare design experience to the collaboration. RATIO and CSO are two of Indianapolis’ largest architecture firms, with RATIO being known for designing some of the area’s most innovative spaces and CSO having earned a reputation for managing large, complex projects. As CURIS Design, the three firms will ensure that the new IU Health campus is a distinctive, resilient healthcare space that serves the Indianapolis community efficiently, effectively and sustainably.

The project also promises to make an impact on the local economy and workforce. “RATIO is pleased to be a part of a project in which IU Health has made clear its commitment to local investment and to hiring firms representing diverse communities,” said Bill Browne, Principal/President at RATIO. In agreeing to work together, IU Health and CURIS Design committed to making sure that at least 25% of the project’s contracts go to certified “XBE” businesses – those owned by minorities, women or veterans or firms classified as disadvantaged.

“At this critical moment in American healthcare, we are encouraged by this innovative approach to project delivery and job creation,” said CSO President Alan Tucker. “Clearly, Indianapolis has become a leader in healthcare innovation, and the new IU Health campus at 16th Street will continue this impressive legacy.”

CURIS Design is expected to be posting a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the design team on its website on Monday, August 31. Interested firms can access the RFQ and learn more about opportunities to partner on this project with CURIS Design, LLC at www.CURISDesign.net.