Elanco Engages Local Firms to Lead New Global Headquarters Design

Elanco Animal Health announced the selection of RATIO | CSO LLC as the architect for the new Elanco Global Corporate Headquarters planned for the former GM Stamping Plant site in downtown Indianapolis. In addition to RATIO Design and CSO Architects, the design team includes a host of local engineers and XBE firms.

CSO and RATIO pursued the project as a joint venture in order to maximize local involvement and take advantage of both firm’s professional design expertise, resources, and considerable corporate design portfolios. “We are truly humbled by this tremendous responsibility and we welcome the opportunity to develop a transformative project for Elanco, the City of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana,” said Bill Browne, Principal / President, RATIO.

According to CSO President Alan Tucker, “The RATIO | CSO Team understands the significance of this important neighborhood and riverfront footprint in Indianapolis, and is committed to work with community leaders, White River State Park Commission, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the City of Indianapolis, and Elanco leadership to determine an approach and design which satisfies as many stakeholders as possible while remaining true to Elanco’s overall vision of a workplace of the future.”

CSO Projects Honored with Awards

CSO’s design for Clif Bar received two design awards and the Circle Centre Mall project was recognized with an AIA 25 Year Award.

2020 AIA Indiana Design Awards
Clif Bar was recognized with an award for Interior Architecture. The jury said, “This project makes all the right moves. The spaces are warm and active and the focus on wellness and use of biophilic design unmistakably connect the users to the brand.”

2020 Indy Chamber Monumental Awards
CSO took home top honors in the Interior Design category for Clif Bar. Indy Chamber’s Monumental Awards celebrate the built environment in the Indianapolis region and recognize the businesses and individuals who make quality of place possible.

2020 AIA Indiana 25 Year Award
Circle Centre Mall was recognized with the H. Roll McLaughlin 25 Year Award, which recognizes architecture built over twenty-five years ago that adds value to the community and has retained the original design intent. The jury commented that “this multi-block project integrated the preservation of numerous historic buildings and facades to maintain the unique character of downtown Indianapolis while providing a vibrant multi-block mixed use development. Twenty-five years after its completion, it continues to be a case study of working with local preservation agencies to create a vision that supports local preservation efforts and revitalizes urban centers through new development.” CSO and Browning Day teamed on the original project and accepted the award jointly.