Plews Shadley Racher and Braun are attorneys at law in downtown Indianapolis. With a growing staff and client base, they purchased a building to create a spacious, fresh new workspace for their firm. Built in the 1950’s, the new building is around 5,000 square feet and consists of two floors, a basement,
and a working elevator. Boaz Construction worked hand-in-hand with local interior designer Whittney Parkinson on a complete gut and renovation of the space. The end result is a customized, modern, and functional office building that will serve as home base for the firm for years to come.
Boaz Construction collaborated closely with the designer to push the envelope on interior architecture within the space. Our team was provided with photos and a few tangible examples of the selected finishes, and went to work creating custom stains, paints and finishes for nearly every surface in the space. This included wainscoting, bookcases, a handmade 6ft wide by 11ft long conference table, a completely custom kitchen + break room, and a hidden wet bar in an old bank vault.
The office is under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Historical Preservation Committee, which requires review and approval of all exterior changes or additions to the building. Boaz Construction worked with the IHPC to find materials that preserved the historical value of the building. This entailed extensive research on exterior finishes and products that would be approved by the committee, such as windows, lighting and signage.
Upon the first walk through of the space, it was clear the office building had very little updating since the original build in the 1950s. Extensive remediation was performed, such as a new roof, foam insulation, smart ventilation, as well as relocation of structural steel columns. All MEP was updated to modernize the amenities, including LED energy efficient lighting.