Seven facilities from across Indiana were awarded for their architectural style and design during the annual American Institute of Architects Indiana Design Awards.

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Honor awards went to Hafer Associates of Evansville, Ind., for its design of Cool Springs Horse Barn, an elaborate stable and retreat for the OFS Corp. in Southern Indiana, and to AXIS Architecture + Interiors of Indianapolis for the Nature Conservancy near downtown Indianapolis.

AXIS also received a merit award for its interior design of Business Furniture in Indianapolis, while One 10 STUDIO Architects working with HAUS|The Architecture Studio designed Brand Photo’s office and studio in Fishers, earning a merit award.

Indianapolis firm OMS Corp. (formerly Odle McGuire Shook) received a citation award for its design of University High School, and Fort Wayne, Ind.-based SchenkelShultz Architecture received a citation for the design of the Regional Public Safety Academy in Fort Wayne.

OMS also received a special 25-year-award for its renovation work of Tyson Temple, an iconic Art Deco church in Versailles, that was originally built in the 1930s.

The annual AIA Indiana Design Awards program was created to showcase the talents and work of Indiana architects and building owners.

“Designs this year highlight some complicated challenges that architects worked to overcome, while implementing sustainable design techniques and often under tight budgets and timelines,” says Jason Shelley, AIA Indiana executive director.

In addition to design awards, AIA Indiana also awarded firms and individuals for their achievements and service.

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