The American Legion’s national headquarters was originally located on a five block plaza in Indianapolis, Indiana. The historic 777 N. Meridian building was included in the headquarters and renovated as part of an Indiana War Memorial Plaza development.
R.E. Dimond and Associates was challenged to renovate and modernize this historic neoclassical structure with updated and energy efficient heating, and air-conditioning, lighting, plumbing and telecommunications to create centralized office space for Indiana’s Veteran Affairs organizations.
The building utilizes steam and chilled water from Citizens Thermal Energy for building heating and cooling. Four-pipe fan coil units, piping, electrical and telecommunication systems were concealed in ceiling bulkheads to minimize necessary alterations to the historic building. Electrical design included new building electrical service and an integrated LED lighting control system for energy savings. Advanced technology networks provide security, video and intrusion surveillance of the building. The building also has a fully automatic sprinkler system.