Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund

Carmel, Indiana

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich, an Indianapolis lawyer and businessman, to the end that some hopeful contribution may be made to the preservation, restoration, and development of individual liberty through investigation, research, and educational activity.  A prominent wooded 8-acre site along US-31 in Carmel was selected for Liberty Fund’s new 50 person headquarters. The 61,000 square foot headquarters is to be their home for the next half-century and its design is intended to reflect the timelessness of the organization’s mission.

The glass-clad research library on the west is the focal point of the facility. Thirty provocative stainless steel sunscreens protect the library’s collection and provide physical expression of the Liberty Fund mission. Each screen represents a century of human history and is etched with the names and events important to liberty in each century. The legibility of each screen changes with the sun throughout the day and the seasons.  As the sun sets and the interior lighting takes prominence, the library and its vast collection becomes evident.