Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named three New York architecture firms finalists to design its downtown Indianapolis headquarters at the former Market Square Arena site. The company hopes to break ground early next year.
July 16, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. — Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced a global design competition is underway to bring a world-class architectural element to downtown Indianapolis. The design competition engages design and architecture experts to assist in delivering on the Company’s goals to construct a building that enhances the community, creates a productive workplace for Cummins employees and reflects Cummins' mission and values. Cummins has selected three firms to participate:
Deborah Berke Partners (dberke.com)
SHoP Architects (shoparc.com)
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (twbta.com)
“We are thrilled to extend Cummins' architectural legacy to Indianapolis,” said Marya Rose, Chief Administrative Officer, Cummins Inc. “Cummins will create a space that inspires employees, customers, community residents and visitors. It is critical that the firms embrace this vision and share in our values and mission, including our commitment to ensuring that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.”
“Cummins has a long tradition of facilitating tremendous architectural elements in the communities where its employees live and work, and we are thrilled they are committed to doing the same in Indianapolis,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “Their presence will serve as a positive influence in our city.”
“Cummins is a successful, global company with a long history of working to make the communities where it operates stronger and more vibrant,” said Maggie Lewis, President, Indianapolis City-County Council. “I am pleased Cummins will continue to make my hometown of Columbus its global headquarters, but I am thrilled they are expanding in downtown Indianapolis and bringing their commitment to community and legacy of wonderful architecture to the great city where I live, work and call home.”
The winning architect will be announced in September and selected based on a number of factors including their ability to align with Cummins values, deliver on the vision of the building, and assemble a diverse team.
“I am delighted to have Cummins as an integral partner of the district's corporate community,” said Vop Osili, Indianapolis City-County Council (District 15). “As an architect and as a champion of our great city, it is gratifying to see Cummins continue its traditionally thoughtful approach to the design of its new office building.”
Cummins initially announced plans to build its new Indianapolis office in March of 2014. Cummins will build on approximately four acres that previously housed a portion of Market Square Arena and expects to break ground in early 2015 and open in late 2016. The company’s plan for the site includes an office building with ground floor retail, a flexible learning center, public green space and a parking garage on parcels bordered by Market, Alabama, Washington, and New Jersey Streets. Cummins global corporate headquarters will remain in Columbus, where the company was founded 95 years ago.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.48 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2013. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at @Cummins and on YouTube at CumminsInc.
Source: Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI)