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
NEW EVENT CENTER – MISHAWAKA IRONWORKS PLAZA ICE RINK AND EVENT CENTER
A community gathering place that houses three distinct uses: a café, ice rink, and event center.
HARVEST BIBLE/GOSPEL CITY CHURCH RENOVATION
Harvest Bible was blessed with significant growth leading to challenges in providing adequate worship and education space. Arkos Design and Blue Ridge Architects collaborated on master plan services leading the church’s building committee through several planning sessions. These sessions lead to the refinement of multiple options and sequencing of phased construction. The church identified their needs as an expanded worship
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
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.
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
MARY GIBBARD PAVILION
Mary Gibbard Pavilion – Community Architecture Project
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.
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
THE CHAPEL EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH—EDUCATION WING ADDITION
To accommodate growth, the 17,300-sf addition provides 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. Classrooms are uniquely designed for each age group with theming and wayfinding. Younger ages have a queuing/check-in at each classroom’s entrance. An outdoor children’s playground is