R.E. Dimond and Associates received Indy Chamber’s 2018 Honor Award for the MEP design of The Cabaret at Indy Chamber’s annual Monumental Awards. The premier awards ceremony celebrates the built environment in the Indy region and recognizes significant achievements by individuals and businesses that contribute to excellence in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, engineering, innovative reuse and public art throughout the nine-county Indianapolis region.
R.E. Dimond and Associates worked with Ratio Architects to provide mechanical, plumbing and fire suppression systems at The Cabaret’s new 10,250 SF headquarters in the historic Metzger Building in downtown Indianapolis.
The design team was able to utilize new insulated clear story windows for a matched historical look of the building and an improved envelope energy efficiency. All roof-mounted HVAC equipment required approval from the Indiana Historic Preservation Commission to ensure the new equipment was not visible from street.
The mechanical and plumbing design complimented the thoughtfully designed theatre space and helped establish a practical, energy-saving HVAC design for The Cabaret. This design helped create the intimate performance ambiance for an organization that brings world-class Cabaret entertainment to Indianapolis, helping provide revitalization through the arts.