About the Architects

Learn about the architects behind the $30 million renovation of the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, set for completion in fall 2019.


Ennead Architects 

Ennead Architects is an internationally acclaimed, New York–based studio with an office in Shanghai, and has been a leader in the design world for decades. At the core of Ennead’s values is a deep and fundamental commitment to creating architecture that serves the public realm. The firm’s portfolio is diverse, ranging from museums and performing arts centers to complex laboratory, research, and teaching facilities, and from large-scale infrastructure projects and campus plans to hotels and residential buildings. Designed to express the progressive missions of their client institutions and ensure their sustainable futures, Ennead’s award-winning buildings are acclaimed for their formal and affective power, technical virtuosity, physical enhancements, and contributions to the cultural and artistic life of their communities. Ennead’s portfolio of campus museums and arts centers includes the Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum and Arts Center at Smith College, Sarah Lawrence College’s Heimbold Visual Arts, the Center for Design + Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Anderson Gallery at Stanford University. Ennead Architects recently completed Indiana University’s new Global and International Studies Building.

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Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Founded in 1967 as a landscape architectural firm, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf is now one of the leading architectural, interior design, landscape architectural, and planning firms in the Midwest with nationally and internationally recognized project work. Built on the principles of Leadership and Design, they have grown into a highly productive establishment of nearly 50 professionals. The combined experience of their staff has enabled them to build a broad practice of projects, including academic, residential, corporate, sports, commercial, government, and healthcare, several of which have received prestigious awards from professional peers. Past projects at Indiana University include the School of Global and International Studies, the Jacobs School of Music's East Studio, and the Bookmark[et] Eatery at the IU Wells Library.

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Indiana University Architect's Office 

The University Architect’s Office is responsible for the design and construction of all buildings and interior spaces on all IU campuses and works closely with University Engineering and the University Landscape Architect to design and construct the campus grounds and utility infrastructures. We strive to create quality spaces that enrich the university’s education, research, and living environments, and we are committed to providing quality design and project management services. 

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