Hillrom Innovation Center Wins Honor Award at AIA Indiana

GBBN recently won top honors from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana’s 2021 Design Awards, an annual event that recognizes the best architecture in Indiana. 

GBBN’s winning entry – a renovation and expansion of the Hillrom Innovation Center – was celebrated by jurors for its “thoughtfulness, rigor, resolution, and restraint,” its “savvy allocation of resources,” and its “laser-focused attention to… detailing.”

A notable feature of the project, which impressed the jurors, was that the design team identified a nearly cost-neutral opportunity to meet the client’s needs with a smaller addition than Hillrom had initially planned while improving efficiency and experience of the whole office.

“We appreciated that the architects proposed a small addition coupled with a greater renovation as a cost-efficient means of organizing the greater complex and better communicating the public-facing mission of the company,” one juror said.

“Its bright, open spaces and its crystalline expression imbue the entire campus with a sense of the occupant’s culture of innovation and collaboration,” another juror added.