Marian University, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences

Indianapolis, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Schmidt Associates


    Marian University

  • AREA

    140,000 sq.ft.





Marian University planned the new Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences with an overarching vision of creating a top-tier osteopathic medical school. State-of-the-art technology systems create a first-class educational experience and a truly collaborative environment throughout the building.

With thoughtful planning for, and integral installations of, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMBSA LifeStructuresCOST PER SQ FT$214.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms iconography and public art, the building is emotionally enhanced and illuminates the university’s mission to students, faculty, and the community. The curvilinear circulation path of the building abstractly represents a DNA strand in the terrazzo pattern and a centralized open stair, anchored by a wood feature wall, was conceptualized from DNA markers. Public art installations included a relief mural, stations of the cross, stained glass windows, chapel furniture made from trees harvested on-site, and ceramic art panels for designated niches.

The LEED Gold facility enhances the traditional architecture of Marian University while creating a strong new visual presence. The highly visible spiritual “lantern” strategically anchors the corner of the campus to the community, portraying the university’s strong Catholic values.