Posts by jmader

Landscape Architecture, Site Planning, & Urban Design

KIB Headquarters

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Commercial, Projects

KIB Headquarters

  With LEED Certification goals in mind, the site design incorporated as many aspects of “green” as possible. The integrated sustainable site features have been shown to keep over 42% of the rainwater hitting the site out of the combined sewer system in the neighborhood, and over 60% reduction during times of peak flow. Site features include: Pervious concrete pavement in the parking lot Pervious pavers Recycled sidewalk concrete bench in the pocket park Interior landscaped courtyard accessible to staff All native plants...

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Juan Solomon Park

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Parks, Projects

Juan Solomon Park

  Juan Solomon Park on the northwest side of Indianapolis was recently redeveloped as part of a broader infrastructure project for the city. Jeff’s work included concept design through construction documents as he worked with in-house architects, the civil engineers leading the broader infrastructure project, DPW and Indy Parks. The park features a new playground, relocated picnic shelter, and numerous site improvements, including many sustainable features. Jeff was involved in the design of the green roof on the building,...

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Vision Quest

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Commercial, Projects

Vision Quest

  Mader Design provided landscape design for the new offices of Doctor Browning at VisionQuest in Greenwood.  Working with Dr. Browning and his developers and contractors, we developed a plan that would highlight the design of the building, provide open views to his showroom, maintain an bright and colorful atmosphere, focus on native plants, and minimize long term maintenance…all while meeting the city’s regulatory requirements of the city and staying within the budget.  Completed in the fall of 2011, the design worked within...

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Benedict Inn

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Commercial, Projects

Benedict Inn

  The Sisters of St. Benedict hired a team led by entheos Architects to consider the removal of their aging multipurpose building and focus their future planning on the Benedict Inn for the continued development of their retreats and programming efforts. Mader Design led the effort to master plan the site, with a focus on maximizing visibility, increasing accessibility, and providing a welcoming atmosphere to their visitors and guests as they entered the site and facilities. Utilizing the Benedictine Cross as a theme...

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Strawtown Koteewi Park

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Parks, Projects

Strawtown Koteewi Park

  Jeff Mader served as the lead Landscape Architect for the Master Plan and Phase 1 implementing Strawtown Koteewi Park. The property is a 750 acre park in northeastern Hamilton County bordering over 3.2 miles of the White River and containing over 100 acres of pristine wetlands and a rich history of occupation dating back over 10,000 years. Archaeological field studies show over 1.5 significant archaeology sites existed per acre over the entire park. While at Schmidt Associates, Jeff led a team of architects,...

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