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17 Aug 2020
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Maarten Bergsma Student Intern

Maarten Bergsma joins HAUS as Student Intern for Fall term 2020.

We look forward to having Maarten on the team during this difficult time as we navigate COVID protocols.

Everyone please join us in welcoming Maarten to the team!

18 Jul 2020
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HAUS is Hiring!

18 July 2020:  We are currently looking for a creative Graduate Architect to grow with our team.  If you know someone who loves to contribute their talents to interesting architecture + interior design projects, please send them our way!

We believe this person will have up to 3 years of professional experience and have earned an architectural degree.  Also, they will have experience and talent in design, drawing, and enjoy the design collaboration process.  And last but not least, this person may also enjoy the construction process and helping to see that their ideas are successfully executed in the construction phase.

Please email inquiries with resume and portfolio links to “create@haus-arch.com”.

Update (17 Aug 2020) – Thanks for all of the shares!  We have filled our immediate need.  Interested candidates, please continue to send resumes and portfolios our way for future consideration!

31 May 2020
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Crazier X2 – Racial Awareness

2020 is challenging us on various fronts beyond crazy architectural details and a worldwide virus without a cure.  Now racial awareness issues have again come to the forefront and have challenged us to be better as a nation and as a people.

Dream Realm, a Beginning - Racial Awareness - Unification Memorial: Catalyst for Social Change - A Learning resources center specifically attempting to raise awareness and shape views of past and existing racial diversity in the United States - Christopher A Short - Architect - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Indianapolis
Dream Realm, a Beginning (Ball State University – College of Architecture & Planning – Student Project – November 1991)

Architectural details are not a new thing, just tools to help solve functional problems, ideally with aesthetic benefit.

Viruses are not a new thing either.  But most of us have not experienced this level of interruption to our daily routines from the threat of sickness.

And now the topic of racial diversity is before us front-and-center.  How our differences affect all levels of the life experience has become a most urgent focus society-wide.

Racial Awareness - Unification Memorial: Catalyst for Social Change
Unification Memorial: Catalyst for Social Change (Ball State University – College of Architecture & Planning – student thesis booklet, May 1992)

Is it possible to put all of these things together to make a difference and help spur positive change?

As we ponder how we can help, many of our “solutions” center on the things we know.  For us, that is urban planning and architecture.

Is there any learning from the past that can help guide us?  Perhaps.  One particular effort comes to-mind.  We dusted-off this thesis project from 1992 to see what motivated us to tackle similar issues almost 30 years ago.

Unification Memorial:  Catalyst for Social Change – A learning resources center specifically attempting to raise awareness and shape views of past and existing racial diversity in the United States.

Is it naive to think that the process and result of creating a significant socially-conscious multi-purpose civic resource (a building) can serve as a “catalyst for social change”?

27 Mar 2020
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Crazier Times – A New Normal

These are crazier times.  At this point, we have now been confined to our homes for a couple of weeks.  Most certainly, “Social distancing” is a term we are now very familiar with (and likely tired of hearing).

Also, we have learned a lot about what is “essential” and “not essential”.  As we may or may not be developing some degree of cabin fever, we can probably agree that the environments that we have created for ourselves help contribute to our degree of well-being.

Is your environment functioning ideally – or are there things you would change?  What is most important during a time of crisis?  Is your home supporting the daily, intensified needs of your family and loved-ones?

Thanks to our clients and team members for their flexibility.  We’re thankful we are able to continue forward as an essential activity utilizing safe means and methods in our daily work.

Everyone, please stay safe out there!

And finally, thanks, Lance and Laura for brightening our Friday with the card and update from Michigan! 🙂

01 Jan 2020
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Crazy Details

Crazy details are coming together for this Scandinavian-influenced interior build-out in the Traders Point area.

We are not sure we have achieved this level of precision previously.  In fact, our trim carpenters told us that due to the intensity of the details on this project, we can only do one like this every three years.  We must have worn them out!

We can’t wait to wrap the final 10% and share.  This is a must-see, so please come back for a look later in the new year.

29 Sep 2019
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Curious Friend Stands Watch

Now that our excellent clients have moved-in to the Bridge House, they brought along their curious friend who stands watch!

Next it’s time to work-out the little kinks, including furnishings.  As art enthusiasts and collectors, Lance and Laura have made it a priority to furnish both interior and exterior with art – starting with this friendly fellow.

He seems friendly yet curious, exuding just enough authority to help keep the peace.

21 Aug 2019
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Old Northside Construction Progress

Old Northside construction progress at 1530 Broadway Modern Villa has gone vertical.  Overall, crews have now weathered-in primary structure, and rough-ins are underway. 

Also, interior finish selections are in-process and coming together nicely. 

Soon to follow on exterior are exterior cladding, front porch structure, carriage house, lanai, upper bridge, outside grill station, and in-ground pool!

12 Aug 2019
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Erika Rogers Joins HAUS

We are excited to announce a new addition to our team, Erika Rogers!

With a recently-achieved Masters degree in Architecture with a minor in Interior Design from Ball State University, Erika joins us today as Architectural Associate.  Erika brings an interest in both architecture + interiors and how it can fit with the natural environment.  We look forward to Erika’s fresh perspective and contributions to our firm culture.

Please help us in welcoming Erika!

03 Aug 2019
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Jack is Happy about it

If anyone is Happy about ground-breaking at Back40House, Jack is! It’s always exciting to get a new project underway after a diligent design and planning process.

Jack didn’t even help with the design or permits, but he’s as excited as anyone (probably more) 🙂

01 Jun 2019
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Regional Modern Farmhouse Simmering

Regional Modern Farmhouse design + pricing is underway and just about ready to spring forward into construction.

This new modern house dubbed Back40House, will be located in Markleville, Indiana.  Our client’s family has owned the property since the 1800’s and we’ll be sharing that story.

So be sure to check back for updates to this project, designed by HAUS with construction management by WERK | Building Modern.  We have started a project page to share ongoing progress.

18 May 2019
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Wood Siding Underway at Bridge House

Exterior wood siding installation is underway at Bridge House in Douglas, Michigan.

Here on the elevated porch we can see how the west fin-wall and soffits are coming together.  Soon thereafter, we’ll be installing the industrial metal panels in extra dark bronze and black.  Now that rough-ins and drywall are wrapping-up, we’ll be sharing the fun stuff (exterior + interior details + finishes)!

We are working through the finer details now, including final interior fixtures, finishes, and bridge details.  Stay tuned for more updates!

27 Mar 2019
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Old Northside Villa Groundbreaking

We are excited to report that Old Northside Villa has broken ground on north Broadway Street!

In brief, this stately French Provincial-inspired estate melds traditional + modern design influences fitting for the neighborhood and client tastes.

We’ll be keeping up with progress on the project page, so be sure to check back for updates!

02 Mar 2019
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Bridge House Rough Framing Complete

We are happy to report that framers have completed most rough-framing at Bridge House.

February weather was “brutal”.  Now that windows are installed and with even colder weather coming, it’s time to focus on inside work.  Indeed, the upcoming week’s forecast says highs in the low-teens.  Let the craft rough-ins commence!

See the latest project progress photos in the project page here!

 

01 Mar 2019
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Open Riser Architectural Stair

Open riser architectural stair is now complete for Lakeside Modern Cottage.  In fact, this is just one of many custom details for this major renovation project.

Heavy timber treads are Eastern White Pine with water-based polyurethane finish.  Stringers are Poplar glue-ups in satin black.  Cable-rail system is assembled from a pre-manufactured kit-of-parts.

Most certainly, we’ll be sharing a lot more in the coming months as our clients settle-in.  Lake Lemon will be hopping this summer, so check back!

 

28 Feb 2019
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Modern Lakehouse Feature

One of our favorite publishers called this week, and will feature a story about modern lakehouse, “Esther” that they’ll release in April. 

Concurrently, we had been planning a late winter trip to gather missing key shots.   Equally important, we want to finish our own story about the project.  Happily, we were able to get the missing information and share with the editors. 

This was our second official collaboration with this most talented client – and we hope not the last!  

Please check-back in late March, as we’ll plan to highlight the story at release!  Indianapolis Monthly April 2019 – Home of the Month “Healing Waters”.

05 Jan 2019
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Lake Lemon Update

Lakeside Modern Cottage at Lake Lemon is nearing completion and will be ready for 2019 boating season!

Without doubt, we are grateful to our clients for the chance to collaborate with them on comprehensive architectural design, interior design, and construction management (CM via WERK | Building Modern).

As a result, this project is realizing the full benefits of direct, daily communication between Architect, Trade Contractors, and Client.

Most certainly, this comprehensive project leadership ensures design + construction alignment, including evaluation of design opportunities and alternatives along the way!

03 Dec 2018
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Colonial Modern Complete

Modern Colonial north of Coxhill Gardens in Carmel is now complete!

After about a 16-month construction process, the much anticipated move-in process finally began in late mid-October 2018.  For sure, after our clients have some time to get settled-in we’ll share more of the interiors.  In the meantime, we’ll be adding design process and renderings to the story as a placeholder.  HAUS helped client with comprehensive site planning and architectural design concepts, including a detailed interior design vision.

This project is rooted in tradition, but distinctly modern.  Please check-out the story here.

28 Nov 2018
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Indian Head Park News

At last, we are excited to report that the new minimalist modern house at Indian Head Park is substantially complete!

In this case, we helped our client by conceptualizing and clearly communicating a comprehensive design vision inside and out.  In effect, this bold design leadership helped give client confidence to proceed forward with community approvals, building permits, and construction.

On Thanksgiving weekend, we were able to stop by for a visit to check-out the latest progress  Please check out the story here!

15 Nov 2018
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Bridge House Construction Underway

Construction on Bridge House in Douglas, Michigan has commenced! 

In fact, concrete piers are now well underway.  Please check out the project page for progress photos.

HAUS’ comprehensive design process has clearly communicated design options and solutions for client review and approval. 

For that reason, client and construction team have less unknowns to worry about during the construction phase.