ArchitectDeborah Berke Architects
The headquarters for Cummins Inc is a 9 story ground-up building for Cummins Engine company based in Indianapolis, IN. The project transforms a 4-acre block in downtown Indy that includes offices for Cummins’ Global Distribution Business as well as a conference center and retail spaces.
Front provided technical consultation services during a fast-tracked Design Assist phase, closely working with Deborah Berke and Partners and the facade contractor, to modify commercially available unitized systems to receive vertical fins and horizontal louvers. These elements when applied over a building form with gentle “inflections and projections,” results in a texturally rich architectural expression while also providing solar shading. By adapting a pre-certified system, the project benefited from both cost savings and a reduced construction schedule.