Indiana State University, Scott College of Business

Terre Haute, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Schmidt Associates


    Indiana State University

  • AREA

    94,387 sq.ft.





The new Scott College of Business at Indiana State University captures the beauty and historical value of the re-imagined Terre Haute Federal Courthouse. 

The goal of the university was to maintain the historical integrity while creating a welcoming and friendly environment. Maintaining the building’s major historical elements—including the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$165.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation and main corridors—was key to the success of the project. 

Respecting the building’s ornate detail and overall aesthetic, selective finish upgrades transform the building into a contemporary learning environment, with a focused connectivity to the outside business world. 

A real-time trading lab and student-services area open to new glazed corridor walls within a former mail sorting area. A new first-floor kiosk incorporates a bank of refinished former mailboxes to create a feature element that includes wayfinding, an informational monitor and donor wall. The lower level was repurposed with new classrooms and a student commons enhanced by daylight.

The Scott College of Business is a wonderful mix of historic and new, blended perfectly to create a unique learning environment.