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Snohetta selected as finalist for Waterside Design Competition in Indianapolis

May 15, 2019

Snøhetta has been selected as one of three firms to participate in the Waterside Design Competition, an ambitious effort to transform components of the former General Motors Stamping Plant and expand the core of downtown Indianapolis.

Led by Ambrose Property Group, in partnership with Central Indiana Community Foundation and with design competition direction from Exhibit Columbus, this design competition is supported by a grant from Lilly Endowment’s “Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation” initiative.

The finalists and members of their design teams will visit Waterside this June and give public presentations that describe their studio’s approach and design philosophy. The Waterside Finalist Introductions are free and open to the public, and will take place at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12 at INDUSTRY.

The Waterside Design Competition will culminate this fall with public juried presentations of each team’s design concepts. From these presentations, a jury of community stakeholders and national experts will select a winning team. This team will work with Ambrose Property Group to transform components of Waterside into a vibrant urban art and cultural centerpiece.

“This is a special moment in Indianapolis and in our company’s history,” said Aasif Bade, founder and president of Ambrose Property Group. “We are honored to have these world-class design studios lead teams that will provide diverse and visionary directions to our ambitious redevelopment of Waterside.”

To learn more about the competition, see the Waterside Design Competition Website here:

Snohetta selected as finalist for Waterside Design Competition in Indianapolis