Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

The thin profile of this new headquarters for Cummins’ Global Distribution Business unit preserves open space for a new urban park and reinforces the “street wall” of a major downtown thoroughfare. A highly calibrated façade, with integrated fins and shades, minimizes heat gain and glare and maximizes transparency and access to urban views. A series of double height social hubs—each with a signature staircase—create spaces for collaborative work and chance encounters. The narrow floor plates allow the interior to be entirely day-lit. The sculpted tower, with its inflections and projections, adds a striking landmark to the city.

Completed 2017

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Key People
Deborah Berke
Marc Leff, Project Lead
Arthi Krishnamoorthy, Project Manager
Ameet Hiremath, Project Designer – Interior Architecture
Noah Biklen, Project Designer – Facade & Exterior
Stephen Brockman, Project Designer – Interior Design

Collaborating Firms
Deborah Berke Partners – Design Architect and Interior Designer
Ratio Architects – Architect of Record
Land Collective – Landscape Architect
Robert Silman Associates – Design Structural Engineer
Fink Roberts & Petrie, Inc. – Structural Engineer
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. – Design MEP Engineer
Circle Design Group, Inc. – MEP Engineer
Atelier 10 – Sustainability Consultant
Front, Inc. – Facade Consultant
One Lux Studio – Lighting Designer
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co., Inc – Construction Manager

Recognition
AIA Indiana Honor Award – New Construction, AIANY Merit Award, AIANYS Merit Award, SARA National Design Award of Excellence, SARA – New York Council Design Award of Excellence, 2017 Best of Design Awards for Office & Retail – Honorable Mention, Indy Chamber Monumental Award, and an American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Published in Architectural Record, May 2017