Urban design and placemaking for a new public space that celebrates community, provides a premiere civic gathering place and park, and accommodates a diverse array of amenities and activities.
The City of Indianapolis commissioned REA to prepare a visionary design and technical documents for the renovation of this 2-acre civic space located at the base of the 28-story City-County Building in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The goal was to transform the complex site – which sits on top of an existing parking garage – from a neglected and unattractive plaza into a premiere urban, public space.
REA led a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, restoration specialists, and consultants in the design and implementation of this $9 million project, named in honor of former Indianapolis Mayor and U.S. Senator, Richard Lugar.