Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center

Indianapolis, Indiana / United States of America

The science of the brain and the treatment of its disorders offer a platform for exploration of imagery and formal manipulations of the project. The project builds an architectural language that translates building blocks and graphic conventions of neuroscience into built form.

This 270,000 GSF LEED Gold outpatient neuroscience center houses multiple neurological specialties joined together in one of the nation's largest concentrations of specialized neurological clinicians and researchers.

The building is designed to promote collaboration of Professional caregivers and support their sense of purpose through collaboration and education space, outpatient rehabilitation, robotic lab, an auditorium, conference rooms fitness center, public art & café.

The building was conceived using aesthetic metaphors. Bent to resemble electroencephalograms, the north façade is adorned with architectural fins, broadcasting a striking presence to a nearby highway while providing privacy. The west façade presents a sculptural form inspired by the shape of neurons. Interiors incorporate geometry, color, and imagery from neuroscience research, including patterns mimicking cellular forms, and blocks of color inspired by the vibrancy of PET and fMRI brain scans. Color-tinted windows arranged in a visually engaging pattern at the ground floor, create an inviting pedestrian-level presence.



Architect of record

Randy Guillot
CannonDesign
225 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Phone: 312-960-8278
rguillot@cannondesign.com

General contractor

Brooke Locke
F.A. Wilhelm
3914 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Phone: 317-359-5411
BrookeLock@fawilhelm.com

Photographer

James Steinkamp
Steinkamp Photography
923 Oakwood Terrace
Hinsdale, IL 60521, USA
Phone: 312 735 5333
James@SteinkampPhotography.com