Heritage Hall

Indianapolis, IN

IIDA ’s 2007 “IDEA” Award Winner for Corporate / Commercial spaces, this pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters lobby and ‘Heritage Hall’ exhibit was a collaborative effort with HOK,  facilitated by Rowland Design. The design team was asked to create a stimulating space that tells the company’s 130 year commitment to pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and that communicates a responsible allocation of resources to its employees and visitors. Working within the existing architecture, the design team created a sequence of visual experiences that supports it’s story and history. Overhead light coves and elegant columns architecturally define the various spaces in the lobby and exhibit. Terrazzo floor patterns support story-telling through their “quoting” of the historic language of science, and hexagonal mosaic carpet patterns make reference to structures found in scientific chemistry.