Location: Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana
Total Number of Buildings: 7
Overall Square Footage: 450,000 SF
SomeraRoad, leveraging its innovative approach to urban development, is reimagining The Stutz Building in downtown Indianapolis, endeavoring to infuse life into the historic facility. This project aspires to create a multifunctional hub, integrating elements like the Stutz Car Museum, food & beverage outlets, co-working spaces, artist studios, retail areas, and fitness centers, contributing to a vibrant urban fabric.
A project vision for historic adaptive reuse
This redevelopment is inspired by a vision of historic adaptive reuse, blending unique architecture and rich history to foster an ambiance of authenticity. The project seeks to materialize a modernized, mixed-use urban campus, employing a micro-neighborhood strategy to curate distinctive and enriching spaces.
The Stutz was inspired by projects across the US
- Ponce City Market in Atlanta: A historic structure transformed into a vibrant community hub, hosting a diverse array of culinary, retail, and entertainment spaces, reflecting a harmonious blend of historic charm and modern vibrancy.
- Industry City in NYC: A reimagined industrial complex, fostering innovation and creativity through a dynamic mix of workspaces, retail, dining, and cultural experiences, reflecting the energy and diversity of urban life.
A century of history behind the Stutz
The Stutz Building serves as a monument of the Stutz Motor Company’s innovative spirit, established in 1911, and has been pivotal in defining Indianapolis’s automotive landscape. The redevelopment seeks to honor and amplify the legacy of this iconic entity.
Engineers and crews tackle significant challenges
- Reconciling the absence of historical information and integrating contemporary enhancements with historical preservation and tenant-centric improvements.
- Navigating through financial constraints, development phases, and unforeseen challenges induced by the COVID pandemic.
- Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Telecommunications face intricate challenges like modernizing outdated systems, integrating new technologies while maintaining historical value, and ensuring operational continuity amidst extensive renovations.
Three primary goals for the revitalized Stutz
Preservation and Innovation:
- Emphasize and maintain the architectural and historical essence of the building while integrating advanced amenities and infrastructures.
Inclusivity and Sustainability:
- Develop diverse and inclusive spaces focusing on environmental conservation through energy-efficient systems.
Telecommunications and Operational Goals:
- Ensure seamless operation of existing systems and optimize space and functionality in alignment with telecommunications standards and tenant requirements.
The engineering solutions and MEPT scope of work deployed by R.E. Dimond and Associates
- Design compact, efficient, and flexible systems, assuring operational continuity and optimizing space and functionality across different engineering domains.
MEPT Scope of Work:
- Elevator Design, ADA Upgrades, Centralized HVAC Infrastructure, Electrical Services Enhancement, Plumbing & Central Restrooms Installation.
The revitalization of The Stutz Building stands as a symbol of the harmonious integration of history, technology, and modern lifestyle. Drawing inspiration from iconic projects and driven by a vision of adaptive reuse and authenticity, this project aims to be a beacon of cultural and industrial innovation in Indianapolis, offering a multifaceted urban experience.