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Beginning in 1967 as a landscape architectural firm, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects is one of the leading architectural and landscape architectural design and planning firms in the Midwest with nationally and internationally recognized project work. Built on a solid foundation of client service and innovative thought, we have grown into a highly productive establishment of more than 50 professionals. Now in our third generation of leadership, we are poised to continue the high level of design that is ushering in a new world-class era for the City of Indianapolis.

Our success to date is attributed to our relationships with our clients and the open dialogue we promote. We have long been a leader of the vision for change that has resulted in built works documented locally and nationally. This work started in the early 70s with the redesign of Veteran’s Memorial Plaza and the design of pedestrian-oriented streetscapes for Market Street and Monument Circle. Our early to mid-1980s work included the historic renovation of the Head House at Union Station, the design and construction of the Pan Am Plaza and Ice Rink, as well as the RCA Dome, The Indianapolis Tennis Center, and IUPUI’s Natatorium and Track and Field. The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art followed and the early 90s ushered in Circle Centre Mall, the Washington Streetscape and Master Plan, as well as, the design for the Lower Central Canal linear park that triggered the design and construction of White River State Park. The second millennium gave birth to our leadership toward a master plan for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Formula One Master Plan and Pagoda Control Tower and Plaza, an international icon. The year 2005 celebrated the opening of doors and sculptural gardens at the new Indianapolis Museum of Art, the new Herron School of Art & Design and the Eiteljorg Museum’s Expansion to the canal level. Other projects completed in 2005 include the University of Louisville’s Natatorium, Purgatory Golf Course’s Clubhouse and Franklin College’s new Student Center. In January 2006 we completed the Canal/White River State Park Cultural District Interpretive Master Plan and a vision plan for the 28 urban blocks of the North Meridian Neighborhood Area. We continue to work on high-profile projects such as the new Lucas Oil Stadium, the Conrad Hotel and Residences and the new Indianapolis Airport Midfield Terminal landscape design.

These projects not only represent innovative thought, but also the technical discipline of delivering design documents for construction, while keeping in mind the larger purpose of the project. BDMD Architects serves a significant community, corporate and cultural client base. Our projects have received numerous awards by our professional peers including several Monumental Awards, AIA and ASLA awards. We firmly believe diverse strategic associations with other professional service firms and our forward-thinking focus drive a successful project.