January 21, 2020, Indianapolis—Schmidt Associates, an Indianapolis-based architecture and engineering firm, announced today that it has welcomed the team at Arrasmith in Louisville, Ky., into the firm.
Arrasmith’s experience in healthcare—including university lab, hospital, and medical research facility design—will support the joined firm’s Healthcare Studio. Full-service healthcare architecture and engineering is now available in Indiana.
The joining is a result of both firms’ commitment to servant leadership and client success. Integrating the two will create an enhanced level of expertise, capacity, and service across a larger geographic area.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Arrasmith team into the Schmidt Associates family,” Sarah Hempstead, Principal and CEO of Schmidt Associates said. “With this integration comes tremendous opportunity for growth and new pursuits that will benefit our clients and the communities in which we build.”
Schmidt Associates has a longstanding history in Indiana. Opening its doors in 1976, the firm moved to its current location on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis in the early 1980s. Here, it has played a pivotal role in the revitalization of this now booming cultural corridor. The firm is perhaps best known for its work in education, both K-12 schools and higher education campuses across the state, as well as a focus on lifelong learning through community-centered projects.
Arrasmith, also known as AJRC, has a legacy starting in 1926 in Louisville, Ky. Over more than 90 years, the firm has served clients through architecture and planning in 28 states and seven countries. Its work spans a variety of sectors, with a focus on healthcare, workplace, and community-centered projects.
“Our firms each bring a rich history of design excellence to the table, allowing us to provide our clients with an even greater level of insight,” John Robertson, partner at Arrasmith, said. “Our skills, cultures, and portfolios complement each other very well.”
The combined firm now totals approximately 110 employees across architecture, engineering, interior design, construction administration, and administrative functions. Both the Indianapolis and Louisville offices will remain in their current locations.