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20 Mar 2024
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Colleen Freiburger joins HAUS

March 20, 2024 – We are excited to announce that Colleen Freiburger has joined HAUS to help lead the firm‘s interior design initiatives!

An Indiana native, Colleen studied architecture + interior design at Montana State University, where she found her true passion for interiors. During school and after completing her undergraduate degree (with Honors), Colleen worked for a commercial design firm in Indianapolis, and then an interior design boutique in Montana where she built an expertise in high-end residential interiors.

Since 2020, she has been back in Indianapolis continuing to elevate her impressive design sensibilities + project management skills. We are eager to see how Colleen will fit-in and help take client projects to the next level, and so pleased to have her on the team.

Please join us in welcoming Colleen!

 

11 Jan 2024
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HAUS Honored at Excellence in Architecture 2024

January 11, 2024 (Indianapolis) – We are happy to report that HAUS was honored at the 2024 AIA Indianapolis Excellence in Architecture Gala for G BLOC Modern Live + Work!

Chris and Paul were on-hand to celebrate the achievement.  Of 39 submissions, G BLOC was one of 10 to receive recognition at the event hosted at Indiana Landmarks in Indianapolis’ Old Northside historic district. The project received a Merit Award for Architecture (New Construction – Project Cost Less Than $5 Million).

Thanks to all project collaborators, and AIA Indianapolis for organizing and hosting another outstanding event to support community-building!

21 Dec 2023
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PHIUS Certified Builder Indianapolis

We are proud to announce that our associated partner and Indianapolis builder, WERK | Building Modern, is officially a PHIUS-Certified Builder.

Actually it’s not new news.  In early 2022, Paul Reynolds trained and passed the certification program with flying colors.

Since then, Paul and the team have been working diligently to integrate the new and continuous learning into our client projects.

So if you are interested in the latest news and knowledge about efficient design + build, HAUS and WERK have you covered!

PHIUS Certified Builder (WERK | Building Modern)

WERK | Building Modern - color logo - Indianapolis Construction Managers - Indianapolis Builders - Christopher Short - Derek Mills - Modern Construction

12 Dec 2023
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HERS Rating for Brick Modern

Part of the process of well-designed and constructed homes is validating through a third-party.  We are experts in the design and detailing of homes but testing to ensure it is built well is important.  The Brick Modern House is a completely electric home when it comes to heating and cooling, including water heating.

Post-Construction testing gives the Brick Modern House a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 77 excluding the solar panels.  When accounting for the solar panels, the HERS Rating adjusts to 17!

The third-party energy rater asks us for input so they’re able to form a design baseline and then post-construction they perform a draft test to check for air leaks but also to pressurize the house and determine how tight (or not) the house is.  Contrary to what one might think, your house doesn’t need to breathe.  You, however, do need to breathe.

The approach to get fresh air into a home should be through a designed and measured location, not through random leaks in the exterior of your home.  If you’re interested in learning more about this, we’ll have more information to share under our ‘Topics’ tab.  For the Brick Modern House, we’ll track the energy usage to provide feedback to our energy modeling that we perform through the design process.

Modern Brick House Achieves Certified HERS Rating of 17 - Indianapolis

15 Oct 2023
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Powder Room Custom-Tiled Vanity

Check-out this powder room custom-tiled vanity at Brick Modern House.

We’ve integrated a lot of personal touches into this project that we look forward to sharing.  One such case is the custom-tiled vanity.

The design of the tiled sink meant really digging down into the details to ensure the tiled vanity cabinet was functional, including the drawer.

04 Oct 2023
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HAUS Awarded at Monumental

HAUS Awarded at Monumental – HAUS team was honored to receive two awards at the Monumental Awards Event at Tibbs Drive-In.

G BLOC Live + Work received an Achievement Award for Real Estate Development and also an Achievement Award for Neighborhood Revitalization.  Below, Paul, Derek, Ashleigh, Tom, and Chris were on-hand to celebrate the achievement.

Thanks to the many partners, collaborators, and supporters who helped us cross the finish line on this challenging opportunity!  #indychamber

15 Sep 2023
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G BLOC wins AIA Award

We are happy to announce that G BLOC Modern Live + Work has won a 2023 AIA Indiana Design Award!

Of 44 submissions, G BLOC was one of 9 to receive recognition at the event. The project received a Merit Award for Architecture (New Construction – Project Cost Less Than $5 Million).

Thanks to all project collaborators, and AIA Indiana + AIA Kentucky for organizing and hosting another outstanding event to support community-building!

09 Jul 2023
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Ashleigh Totten Architectural Associate

July 10, 2023 – We are happy to announce that Ashleigh Totten, Architectural Associate, has joined us from Ball State University – College of Architecture and Planning, where she completed her Bachelor of Architecture, with minors in Environmental + Social Justice and Philosophy.

Ashleigh brings experience in design, project management, and photography to her role at HAUS.  As if Architecture weren’t enough, Ashleigh was also involved as a peer wellness ambassador, lead designer and editor for ‘Stance Philosophy Journal’, and active in student council.

We are excited to see how she can best immerse herself and actively demonstrate her creativity, marketing, and organizational skills!

Welcome to the studio, Ashleigh!

15 Jun 2023
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Live-Work Expansion Approved

Live-work expansion has been approved at 545 S East Street in the Fletcher Place/Holy Rosary Neighborhood by City of Indianapolis across from the Eli Lilly and Company headquarters.

We applied for and received a variance to expand the existing upper levels living component so that it becomes the predominant use from a square footage perspective. City also approved the Regional Center application without resistance or remonstrance.

We are looking forward to completing the balance of the design for permitting and starting the construction phase. Please see the project page for more images and ongoing storyline. We’ll be adding updates as we do, so please check-back!

12 Jun 2023
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Sarah Borders Student Intern

July 10, 2023 – Sarah Borders, Architecture Student Intern, joins HAUS from the University of Pennsylvania – College of Arts and Sciences, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Urban Studies.

Sarah brings her prior experience as an architectural intern, involvement with affordable housing, participation in architectural research, and an enthusiasm for design to the studio.

We look forward to having Sarah in-studio to contribute to the work of the firm while bringing a fresh perspective to the table during her gap year until she embarks on her graduate studies.

Please join us in welcoming Sarah to the studio!

10 May 2023
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ADUs Bring Organic Growth to Suburbia

Check out this article from Francesc Zamora on Architizer.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) mandated by the State of California override local planning regulations to permit a second unit on almost any single-family zoned property. The law also allows any single-family zoned lot to be subdivided into two parcels. Additionally, it allows ADUs to be built with just a four-foot setback or no setback at the new interior property line of a subdivided parcel, in contrast with most towns, which have setbacks of more than 7 feet, up to 30 feet. It also mandates very relaxed parking requirements or no parking if the project is near public transit.

Is California paving the way for ADUs across the US?

01 May 2023
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Derek & Paul Skydive

Derek & Paul Skydive and do so representing HAUS as part of Derek’s bachelor party festivities.

Who looks more nervous?

We’re glad they made it back alive!

03 Jan 2023
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Ben Bischoff Student Intern

Please join us in welcoming Ben Bischoff, architectural student intern, to the studio!

Ben joins us from Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, and Fishers, Indiana. This second-semester internship will put a cap on his 4th of the 5-year undergraduate program. We look forward to having Ben around to inject fresh energy and enthusiasm, while helping us complete excellent design work for our clients.

Welcome to the studio, Ben!

24 Dec 2022
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Happy Holidays

From G BLOC, our team at HAUS would like to wish our clients, friends, consultants, colleagues happy holidays!

We look forward to our journey with you all forward into 2023 and beyond :).

10 Dec 2022
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JOIN US

JOIN US:  If you are an architect, interior designer, or recent graduate, please let us know if you are interested in a change-of-scenery or even a first-time position out-of-school.

We are looking for smart, well-rounded people who love participating with design teams on creative-focused projects.  Please check-out details in STUDIO and scroll down a bit.  We’d love to chat!

Please reach-out to create@haus-arch.com or 317.652.2828 to express your interest and set-up a call!

20 Nov 2022
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Brick Modern House Completion

Brick Modern House, north of Broad Ripple in the Windcombe/Nora area, is substantially complete!

After an almost 12-month construction process that has been progressing alongside the Monon Trail, the Brick Modern House is now prepared to accept our clients for move-in.

HAUS has collaborated with the client from project inception, design concepts, architectural design, interior design, through construction.  Please check-out the project story, as we’ll be adding relevant details about the entire process from beginning-to-end!

10 Nov 2022
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Modern Residential Project wins AIA Indiana 2022 Design Award

We are grateful to have received a design award for Back40House in Pendleton, Indiana at the AIA Indiana Design Awards 2022.

Paul and our clients participated in the ceremony, with the project receiving a Citation Award for Architecture (New Construction – Project Cost Less Than $5 Million).

Thanks to Brad and Nan Hayes for the opportunity to collaborate with them on the project’s architectural design, interior design, and construction management.

Thanks to AIA Indiana and award jurors for coordinating an excellent event!