The relocation of the Indiana Business Journal (IBJ) is half-way complete on the 3rd floor of the IPL building downtown. Shiel Sexton, along with architectural partner CSO Architects, is constructing a modern, open-office concept with personal touches that reflect the 38-year-old company’s history.
The $2 million project is a complete renovation overhaul of a vacant tenant space. Walls were demolished, and ceilings were gutted to fuse the building’s 100-year-old rich history with current styles. What was once a stuffy, outdated environment will now be a 12,000 SF contemporary, collaborative space that will encourage teamwork amongst employees.
The IBJ office will include two conference rooms, several dispersed work spaces, perimeter private offices, two kitchens, and plenty of storage areas. This crafted layout will comfortably fit 50-60 employees. Whiteboard paint will be placed on an entire wall to encourage creativity and thought-provoking conversations, as well as a wall of sliding barn doors with whiteboards in place. Wood wall installations near the elevators will show an assortment of IBJ company photos with a backlight display. This unique feature, along with wall murals and custom furnishings, will mold the office space into what IBJ represents as a company.
The IBJ office will be moving a short block away but will be gaining momentum for the future. Aside from the gorgeous views of the downtown Indianapolis Monument Circle, employees will be given a new environment for better opportunity as a new page is turned in company history.
Construction has a completion date of February 2019, just in time for the March move-in date.