May News

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May, 2021

May is the greatest month in our home City of Indianapolis!  While life might not be completely back to normal, the Indy 500 will take place live this Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, WITH spectators in the stands.  That alone should bring excitement that we are turning the corner and off to the race!

While there is no secret that materials have increased in pricing and some items require longer lead times, we are getting through it and making it work for our clients, enhancing our already-strong communication and transparency. Projects are moving forward and wrapping up.  Much of the downtown Indy workforce will return to the office this summer, creating a buzz that we have not seen in awhile.

Our featured projects this month are around our home cities of Indy and Chicago, for both new and repeat clients.  More photos can be viewed on our facebook page. As always, if you’re interested in talking further about our work or a potential project, please contact Lauren Kriner!

May you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!  We are grateful for all men and women who have served and given their lives for our American freedoms!

PINS MECHANICAL- Indianapolis, IN- 27,800 Sq. Ft.

Since May is mental health awareness month, we think everyone should get out and have some fun! Grab a friend or group to visit Indy’s newest playground, PINS Mechanical in the historic Bottleworks District. There is MORE than enough to play with in this 3-story, nearly 28,000 square foot attraction, including duckpin bowling, pinball machines, bocce, ping pong, and more. Did we mention areas to “chill” and an outdoor rooftop patio with amazing views of the City! Cheers to Rise Brands in choosing Indy for your second PINS location. Oh-based Design Collective was on their A+ game with this one!  We’ve really enjoyed working on several projects in Bottleworks, transforming the former Coca-Cola bottling plant in our City.

WITCH HAZEL SALON- Indianapolis, IN- 4,850 Sq. Ft

The ladies of Witch Hazel patiently awaited their big move from Fountain Square to a much larger location at 601 Fulton Street in downtown Indy. The new 4,850 square foot salon, meticulously thought out by Parallel Design Group and the salon owners, opened this week to their vast clientele. The new salon offers more services to guests, in an atmosphere of space and light. It was a pleasure to help the Witch Hazel team through this process. Their excitement was contagious! Welcome home!

TACO BELL CANTINA- Chicago, IL- 2,400 Sq. Ft.

Our travelling team completed a new Taco Bell Cantina in the growing Fulton Market District, opening just in time as in-restaurant dining reopens throughout the Taco Bell chain.  Taco Bell Cantina serves shareable appetizers and alcoholic beverages, in an urban-designed open-kitchen concept. The eatery is just shy of 2,400 square feet, and the design by MRV Architects incorporates industrial elements that complement the neighborhood’s roots. This project was for Ampler Development, who we also recently worked with on a Burger King in OH.

STARBUCKS- Indianapolis, IN- 1,650 Sq. Ft.

In a two-week turnaround, the popular Starbucks at 96th and Meridian in Indianapolis reopened to guests this week, offering new seating updates and a beautiful new patio with pergola. Whether you’re coming off the interstate or having a breakfast meeting, your Bux is back!  Our Starbucks team is staying busy, not only building new cafes, but remodeling older prototypes around the Midwest.  Michigan-based Design Forum gets credit for the fresh new look!

CIRCLE CITY ABA- Fishers, IN- 5,300 Sq. Ft.

New location alert! Providing support for children with autism remains key to helping them become confident and independent. We are proud of completing the new 5,300 square foot Fishers office for Circle City ABA, just a stone’s throw from our corporate office.  The clinic will soon be serving clients in an inviting, safe environment where growth can happen. SKG DesignSolutions worked with the teams to create their new space.

ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD- Palos Heights, IL- 1,528 Sq. Ft.

Nothing says warmer weather is around the corner than cold, sweet, treats! The Chicago suburb of Palos Heights, IL, welcomed an Andy’s Frozen Custard that our Chicago team built, their second project for the growing custard chain. The 1,500 square foot building, with a drive-thru, was designed by Adam Keeler, and has that old-school diner feel. The team is underway with their third Andy’s project in Denver.