IIDA Membership Mix & Mingle

On October 26, 2017, over 50 members and associates of the Indiana Chapter of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) enjoyed several hours of great food and conversation. IIDA is a professional organization with 15,000+ members across 58 countries. The Indiana chapter, whose “role is to celebrate, advocate, and create opportunities for the best Interior Designers in Indiana and to connect them with the best opportunities in the field,” did not disappoint Thursday evening’s event goers. IIDA Indiana holds mingle events yearly at each City Center (Indianapolis and Fort Wayne) to help interior design professionals build stronger connections within the industry and strengthen relationships, while showcasing the benefits of an IIDA membership.

MSKTD was honored to host the event at its headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

IIDA loves to promote the development of future professionals. Jessica Hendrick, a student at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, was awarded a $1000 stipend at yesterday’s event for her interest in interior design.

For information on future IIDA events or the Indiana Chapter of IIDA, visit  www.iidaindiana.org or contact Sarah Savage, IIDA Indiana President-Elect at sjs@msktd.com

New Patient Tower

Franciscan Health continues to build upon their excellent healthcare in Lafayette.  The new patient tower at the Lafayette East Campus is completely enclosed and scheduled to be open in the spring of 2018.  MSKTD is pleased to be the design architect for this new addition which will add capacity and serve as the new front entrance to the hospital.  The $40 + million project continues to progress smoothly and we have enjoyed working alongside Tonn and Blank Construction and the staff at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

New Dairy Plant Nearly Complete

A new USDA dairy dryer processing plant for Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is nearly finished.  This state-of-the-art facility encompasses 267,000 square feet.  Located in Garden City, Kansas, the plant has the capacity to receive 4-Million pounds of milk per day and is expected to be operational in September 2017.  MSKTD & Associates provided architectural and interior design services, as well as, structural and civil engineering for this advanced food processing facility.


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MSKTD is the architect for Borg Warner’s Indiana Tech Center.  The facility will be located just off of I-69 in Noblesville, Indiana.  The two-story Corporate Office/Research & Development complex will encompass approximately 100,000 square feet and feature an open-office work environment.

“We’ve been working pretty hard on this opportunity since last October”, said Bob Harmeyer, Principal-In-Charge for the MSKTD Indy Office.  “We developed different conceptual designs to meet the owner’s needs and to take full advantage of the various properties being considered.  The Noblesville site was a “win” for everyone involved!”

MSKTD is providing all architectural and interior design services for this project, Hagerman is the general contractor, and the project is being developed by Great Lakes Capital.

The ground-breaking ceremony took place June 23, 2017.

Lutheran Hospital Expanding Emergency Department

MSKTD is excited to design the new Emergency Department at Lutheran Hospital.  The renovations and additions to the department will improve the experience that patients, family members, and staff have when dealing with an emergency.   The total project is estimated to cost $6.1 Million and encompass a total of 28,000 square feet.  The most notable improvements include:

Addition of a CT Suite dedicated to the Emergency Department providing immediate access for critical patients;

Additional private trauma rooms to increase patient privacy, comfort, and satisfaction;

Creation of a “results waiting room” to minimize patient wait times in exam rooms; and

New 8-bed Observation Unit so that patients can efficiently receive care as their treatment progresses, freeing ED/Inpatient rooms for additional patients.

Many other details and features will make the newly renovated Lutheran Emergency Department much more patient-centric!  The project is anticipated to be finished in the summer of 2018.  Learn more here!