Architecture

The South Bend Clinic Plaza

THE SOUTH BEND CLINIC PLAZA

The South Bend Clinic Plaza project, tenant improvement in a newly constructed single-story shell, is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.  This new dermatology medical office relocated two existing providers from another overcrowded location and gave space for three new providers to join the practice. The project program includes sixteen exam rooms and three procedure rooms along with an esthetician, laser treatment,

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Alumni Hall Renovation and Addition

RESIDENCE HALL RENOVATION, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, ALUMNI HALL

The renovation of Alumni Hall at the University of Notre Dame was an ambitious project aimed at revitalizing and modernizing the aging structure. The hall, established in 1931, held historical significance as one of the two dorms built during the tenure of legendary head coach Knute Rockne. The renovation was intended to preserve its rich history while providing state-of-the-art facilities

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Residence Hall Renovation

RESIDENCE HALL RENOVATION, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SORIN HALL

Sorin Residence Hall Renovation. Sorin Hall, a historic men’s undergraduate residence hall constructed in 1888, has undergone a transformative renovation. The aim of this project was to preserve the unique qualities and architectural identity of Sorin Hall while improving its functionality, accessibility, and overall living experience for the students. The project, which has now been completed, stands as a testament

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OCRA Stellar Project

OCRA STELLAR PROJECT—ARGOS DOWNTOWN SQUARE—TRAIN DEPOT

The Town of Argos desired a building to recreate the aesthetic of one of its historic train depots at Nickel Plate Square. Troyer Group and Arkos Design partnered on this OCRA Stellar project in downtown Argos, Indiana. The recently completed one-story, 800-square-foot facility will be used for meeting space, music, town festivals, family rentals, etc. It includes two unisex restrooms,

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neighborhood center common room

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER – ONE ROOF SOUTHEAST – UNITED WAY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

This neighborhood center is anchored by a high-quality early learning program and features holistic health services, youth, teen, and senior programming, and provides access to basic needs. This community architecture project also includes a 1,600-square-foot multipurpose room that can be used as an indoor play area. The design integrates the principles of trauma-informed care with the goal of creating physical spaces that

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Pediatrics Addition

THE SOUTH BEND CLINIC – INTERNAL MEDICINE AND PEDIATRICS ADDITION

The internal medicine and pediatrics addition at Granger Family Medicine expands the services of the South Bend Clinic in Granger, Indiana.  The 13,200 sf facility incorporates pediatrics and internal medicine specialties to the current Granger Family Medicine.  Entrances to each specialty keep the patient closer to the provider and allow for internal connectivity if other services are needed at the

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Granger Renovation

THE SOUTH BEND CLINIC – GRANGER RENOVATION

The South Bend Clinic renovated the entire Granger Family Medicine facility to complement the finishes of the recent pediatric/internal medicine addition.  Also included was the reconfiguration of the former lab and records area to accommodate additional physicians and an enlarged waiting room. Granger Renovation Arkos Design successfully addressed the challenges of accommodating new exam pods and increased waiting within the

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF NAPPANEE

A new 35,820-square-foot facility was built on land that was a collaborative effort with Wa-Nee Community Schools and the City of Nappanee. The new Club includes amenities for various age groups from early elementary to middle school and early high school ages. A high-tech learning center, fine arts room, full-size gymnasium, classroom, and multi-use space were provided for all students.

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sjcpl

SJCPL MAIN LIBRARY ADDITION AND RENOVATION- ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The St. Joseph County Public Library addition and renovation project updated all three stories, creating more engaging spaces on the main levels. Children’s, Teen, and high circulation materials are located on the main floor, non-fiction and study rooms on the second floor, and local history, computer labs, and administration offices on the third floor. The reshuffling of spaces along with

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country club renovation

BEAUTIFUL MORRIS PARK COUNTRY CLUB RENOVATION

This country club renovation included additional features for a competitive swimming program and teen activity zone. The new pool house provides showers/restrooms, outdoor event space, and concessions for the pool and golfers. Dining amenities were improved to offer comfort for the pub crowd, family dining, and formal member dining. Event spaces were all renovated with new finishes and increased seating

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Ball Band Biergarten Event Space

BALL BAND BIERGARTEN EVENT SPACE

This park includes a small gazebo and monument dedicated to all the Ball Band Workers of Mishawaka. It overlooks the site of the former Mishawaka Woolen Company, which later became Ball Band, then Uniroyal. The beer garden structure is equipped with restrooms and a concession area. City officials promote the event space as an area that will be open for

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corby hall

CORBY HALL, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

This architecture project included the demolition of the existing 1895 Corby Hall Building and the construction of a new congregate living facility with a chapel and an attached underground parking facility. The new facility provides living suites for the congregation as well as several parlor and lounges, an exercise room, library, and multiple outdoor living spaces. There are large dining

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RUHE152 RENOVATION PROJECT

This commercial architecture renovation included extensive renovation of a building originally constructed in 1925 to create a unique dining and drinking experience for the Nappanee community, including a bistro, brewery, and distillery. Updated structural work, along with interior furnishing and fixture selection were included. Renovation Project Key Features

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CAMP EBERHART TREEHOUSE VILLAGE

Nestled in a heavily wooded site, these 2-story elevated, open-air treehouses create a sense of living amongst the trees at Camp Eberhart. Four tree houses each accommodate 12 campers and a counselor. The upper sleeping platform is roofed and screened covering a lower platform for gathering and social time.

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CENTRAL PARK BANDSHELL

The City of Mishawaka desired a bandshell to support the growing number of events at Central Park. The structure needed to function as a bandshell while also creating an artistic statement. The space frame supporting structure has a wood deck underside a metal roof and embodies a sculptural sense while protecting the stage and being aesthetically sensitive to the context

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Atrium Facades

REVOLUTIONARY HUBBARD HILL LIVING WISDOM CENTER FOR DEMENTIA CARE

With its thoughtful combination of person-centered care, connection to nature, and homelike environment, the revolutionary senior Living Wisdom Center enriches the daily life of its residents. Four unique households surround a central conservatory, creating a neighborhood feel and allowing access to the ‘outdoors’ year-round, which enhances well-being, purpose, and social relationships. Resident suites with private bathrooms are designed to promote

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GLEN OAKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCOURSE RENOVATION

The Glen Oaks Community College concourse renovation brings color, vibrancy, and energy to a space previously cold, dark, and gray enveloped mostly by concrete. The concourse bridges the gap between the two academic wings of this community college. They desired to create a new dining area for student seating, food service, and delivery. Various sizes of meeting spaces for student

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Townes at Kamm Island Park

TOWNES AT KAMM ISLAND PARK – IRONWORKS OF MISHAWAKA

The multi-phased Townes at Kamm Island Park are residential condominiums with private decks overlooking Kamm Island and the St. Joseph River. Other Arkos Design projects on the Mishawaka Riverwalk include the Ironworks Event Center and the Ball Band Biergarten. Townes at Kamm Island Park The Townes at Kamm Island are set on the spacious serenity of the St. Joseph riverfront. 

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new construction

NEW CONSTRUCTION – FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY

The First United Methodist Church had outgrown their old building in downtown Middlebury.  The new construction features a 65-foot bell tower that rises high above the rolling hills just south of town.  The building is designed to accommodate the growth of their congregation, with the ability to further expand their sanctuary in the future to gain an additional 100 seats.

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MARYCREST, NEW SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

The existing 55-bed Marycrest facility was razed and replaced with a new facility offering long-term care, short-term rehab, and assisted senior living—all private suites with individual bathrooms. TSLC’s mission of providing “Sanctuary” is accomplished through the many amenities. The new skilled nursing facility is divided into four distinct neighborhoods with 98 beds.  Each is supported by an open kitchen and dining area. 

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UNIQUE THREE RIVERS PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION

This renovation project included the interior design and renovation of approximately 11,000 square feet of the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust Building in Three Rivers, Michigan. The Project included demolition, reconfiguration of rooms, interior finish replacement, electrical modifications, new light fixtures, mechanical system modifications, new restrooms, a new sprinkler system, and an elevator replacement. A key element of the design

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THE BRICK EVENT SPACE RENOVATION

This event space renovation repurposed an old procession plant to accommodate a banquet facility with a 350+ capacity. The original cooler was converted into a bar with an outdoor patio. Site improvements included signage, drive, and parking areas. The bar was later expanded, incorporating overhead doors to open the space to the outdoors and retain views of the river. This

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SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE, O’LEARY BUILDING & DAUGHERTY BUILDING RENOVATIONS

The 47,000-SF building renovation for higher education includes science labs, classrooms, offices, and commons; replacing exterior cladding, windows, and roofing; improving efficiency with new insulation, lighting, and HVAC; and upgrading accessibility, finishes, and furniture. Upgrading the O’Leary and Daugherty science and classroom buildings was a priority in accomplishing SMC’s commitment to improving the appearance and functionality of their buildings in

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FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF CHICAGO, ADMINISTRATION OFFICE ADDITION

The corporate administration office addition was designed with amenities to attract and maintain the best employees. The exterior complements the existing building, while the interior incorporates contemporary workstations, collaboration spaces, and an employee fitness room. This addition provided a new corporate office for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation.  The project includes 19 private offices, two conference rooms, an

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ELKHART CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD – FOYER & CAFE RENOVATION

This foyer and cafe renovation incorporated a new full-service café with built-in and flexible seating. A new reception desk, paint, carpet, and lighting continue the updates into the main foyer. The restrooms were renovated with new finishes and lighting as well as accessibility upgrades. The Elkhart Calvary Assembly of God wanted to increase the prominence of their Sacred Grounds Café

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addition

THE CHAPEL EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH—EDUCATION WING ADDITION

To accommodate growth, the 17,300-sf added by this project includes new children’s classrooms, a nursery, and an indoor activity zone and gathering space.  Renovations of approximately 4,500-sf within the existing building allow for additional offices and adult classrooms. Education Wing Addition The Chapel‘s classrooms are uniquely designed for each age group with theming and wayfinding. Younger ages have a queuing/check-in at

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NOTRE DAME, HOWARD RESIDENCE HALL SELECTIVE RENOVATIONS

The residence hall selective renovations for this women’s hall included renovation of the patio space and accessibility, new bike loops and walkways, stormwater improvements, and landscape renovation. All work, including the interior improvements also led by Arkos Design, was constructed during the 11-week summer break. Key Features

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DIGITAL LAB – ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

An underutilized 1,850-SF space was renovated into Studio 304, a digital lab where patrons can create a variety of digital media. The space accommodates modern equipment, individual workstations, casual seating, private recording rooms, and a staff workroom.

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DEDICATED CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION – SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE, WHITE HALL

Construction Administration for a 53,000-SF student residence building. The site and landscape design at the new higher education building and residential quad, including patio spaces, integrated seating elements for student gatherings, and play fields for informal sports. Southwestern Michigan College has experienced significant growth in enrollment over the past several years, with two student housing buildings recently completed.  The increased

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PHASE 1 RENOVATION AND WELLNESS CENTER ADDITION, SANCTUARY AT HOLY CROSS

Phase 1 Renovation of a multiple-phase project included renovating the dining and hearth areas. A central kitchen provides food to the communal dining area and neighborhood kitchens, which offer a more intimate setting along with the hearth. Following the phase 1 renovation, interior design services, furniture and finish selection, and construction administration for a 48-room, 48,000-sf two-story addition and wellness

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EVERENCE FINANCIAL, CORPORATE OFFICE ADDITION AND RENOVATION

The office addition and renovation of Everence’s corporate headquarters were completed in multiple phases to allow for continued business operation. The project provided a new street-facing façade, additional office space and conference rooms, lobby, client lounge, staff break room, and employee wellness center, along with three new office suites. Incorporating a variety of sustainable design features, this building achieved LEED

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HUBBARD HILL – WELLNESS ADDITION, INTERIOR RENOVATIONS, AND ENTRANCE

Wellness Addition The 3,760-SF Wellness Addition to Hubbard Hill is nestled among a grove of mature trees on one side and forms a courtyard on the other.  Originally conceived to serve the exercise needs of the residents, it also functions as a connecting link between multiple areas of the facility.  Amenities of the wellness addition include a center with exercise

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FRONT ENTRANCE CANOPY AND LANDSCAPE, HUBBARD HILL

The addition of a drive-under front entrance canopy at the main entrance provides shelter for arriving residents and visitors. Renovation of entry circle landscape and lighting. A new patio and landscape for outdoor seating at the Bistro café. Front Entrance Canopy in Winter Working with Hubbard Hill and DJ Construction, Arkos Design designed a new front entrance canopy and associated

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3-STORY INTERIOR RENOVATION – SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE, MADELEVA HALL

The 3-story interior renovation of the classroom building to provide modern functionality and an enlivened setting for new classrooms, lounges, and faculty offices. Madeleva Hall was constructed in 1966 and had not undergone any significant updates.  Housing the Departments of Mathematics and Education, the classroom and faculty spaces were outdated and did not facilitate creative learning or interaction between faculty

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office renovation

OFFICE RENOVATION – ZIMMER CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Office environments in previous decades have evolved, and employee expectations for work environments have changed significantly.  Zimmer Biomet‘s corporate office building offered significant natural light at the perimeter, but due to the current office construction, much of this amenity was unable to be shared. The renovated office spaces were developed to locate private, enclosed offices internally with open offices at

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TOSCANA PARK NEW RESTAURANT DESIGN – VILLA MACRI RISTORANTE

A new restaurant designed to emulate classic old Italian charm. A 210-220 patron seating capacity in a variety of dining experiences ranging from fine dining to a martini bar. New Restaurant Design This 11,400-square-foot restaurant is the focal point of a newly developed campus of shopping and dining experiences. It is designed to emulate classic ‘old Italian’ charm in architecture,

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NEW OFFICE BUILDING, IRONWORKS OF MISHAWAKA

A new office building was designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate mixed-use or multiple office tenants. All floors benefited from outdoor terraces and balconies with views of Beutter Park and the St Joseph Riverwalk. The three-story office building, situated along the park and river district in downtown Mishawaka, serves as one of the anchor buildings in the 35-acre mixed-use

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innovations cafe

VIBRANT INNOVATIONS CAFE – ZIMMER CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Zimmer Biomet desired a place for their employees to be inspired and continue to hone their creative edge in the highly competitive orthopedics business. Arkos Design was asked to assist in creating an interior design for a space that would be inspiring and would foster innovation and creative thinking. The space prior to renovation was an infrequently used atrium. Arkos

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