Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center

Indianapolis , Indiana / United States of America

A singular bent extruded shape is repeated to create an incredibly economic solution moving up and down the façade of the IU Health Neuroscience Center of Excellence . The narrative of neuroscience and the visualization of the brain and its energy are immediately understood by the public passing by on the surface street and the expressway beyond.

IU Health’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence translates neuroscience research into the most advanced patient care available. Inspired from the organization of the human brain, the north side houses the more “rational” clinical and support functions, the south side houses the more “emotional” functions of patient care, and the west side houses the collaborative functions so important to translational research. The street side façade is adorned with fins bent to resemble electroencephalograms, broadcasting a striking presence to a nearby highway while providing privacy.

The project achieved a LEED Gold rating.

Architect of Record



Landmark Development, IU Health

General Contractor

FA Wilhelm Construction


  • CannonDesign
  • American Structurepoint
  • BVM Engineering