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Sustainability and Civil Engineering

Sustainable design stretches far outside of the physical limits of a building. Civil engineers are now seeing a spillover into their field of expertise to create sustainable landscapes. Our civil engineering team recently worked on The Center, a space for employees and partners within The Heritage Group to gather and be engaged and encouraged to […]

Cripe Receives Top Indiana Honor!

For the 9th year, Cripe has been recognized as one of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work. Cripe is also a Hall of Fame company, a recognition given to those companies who have been named a Best Place to Work at least 60% of the time since the program’s inception. Company rankings […]


Math Really does Matter in the Real World

Cripe always enjoys hosting the 8th graders of The Oaks Academy for our annual Math Matters program. On Wednesday May 10, 2017, we hosted our 9th annual Math Matters program for The Oaks Academy 8th graders. Thirty-two students and two teachers gathered in the conference room to learn about surveying, civil engineering, and architecture. Within […]

Way to Go Frank!

Congratulations to our newest Certified Healthcare Architect! Frank Hindes recently earned the ACHA Board Certificate from the American College of Healthcare Architects. Frank is a Senior Project Manager with a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University. He has also completed a ten week architectural program in Europe & has attended the Kelley School of […]

Pay it Forward

Through their generous donation and continued commitment to education Al and Shary Oak along with Lacy and Patty Johnson will impact future leaders in the real estate industry. Lacy Johnson is a past Cripe board member and a partner at Ice Miller. Their gift to Indiana University Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate […]

Exciting News from Cripe!

Cripe continues its celebration of 80 years as a leading Indiana design firm with the announcement of the implementation of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), giving workers  partial ownership stake in the company.  “This is my single proudest achievement as owner, Chairman and CEO of Cripe,” – Alex D. Oak.

100 Men Who Cook

Old National Bank teamed up with a charity hoping by the end it will bring prosperity. Center for Leadership Development has been chosen to be the inaugural for Indy’s explosion. 100 Men Who Cook became the event auction and music was also present.   CLD strengthens the community students are provided with selections of opportunity. […]


Design’s First Question

By:  Sam Miller, RA, NCARB, LEED AP | Senior Project Manager Creating architecture involves balancing many variables.  Design professionals hold all this lightly, meditating on what to bring forward and what to leave behind.  We can think of design as living inside a container of sorts, a set of boundaries – limits on what we […]

Purposeful Design

Two Words…….Purposeful Design Today’s landscape in the healthcare market is quite the contrast from years ago.  The reduced reimbursements and increased patient population from the affordable care act has prompted two words to dominate the environment – “Purposeful Design” The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) sets limits on the amount that can be […]

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Technology and Progress in Architecture

Technology and Progress in Architecture By: Sam Miller, Senior Project Manager in the Architecture Department         In architectural practice we may come to believe that every new technology represents an improvement, real or imagined, over work from the past. Common sense suggests this is true without further inquiry, but a more fine […]


On Transitions

On Transitions By:  Will Tople | Civil Design Associate You will choose a college based on its reputation. You will major in engineering based on the fact that your father did it, and so did his. No matter what you do, you’ll have no idea what you are about to get into. You will have […]