KIB Headquarters

Landscape Architecture, Site Planning, & Urban Design

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Commercial, Projects


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 requiring no irrigation

Jeff also volunteered time to work with Herron School of Arts students in the development of an interpretive signage system throughout the building and site. The results were an educational self guided tour with prominent, yet subtle, signs providing facts describing the environmental benefits of over 20 sustainable features of the facility.

The facility was awarded LEED Gold Certification, as well as a Monumental Affair Achievement Award for the Landscape Architecture Category. Jeff Mader was under previous employment while he led the site design effort for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB).