Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis

This week, with the help of our readers, we visited Indianapolis for our Architecture City Guide. Our readers suggested a lot of really nice buildings and we greatly appreciate their help. Indianapolis’s numerous sporting events and conventions continually draw crowds to this industrious state capital throughout the year. It is only fitting that there is an architecture city guide for its various contemporary buildings. As a seat of government and industry, Indianapolis also boasts a nice variety of historic architecture that is worth seeing. Take a look at the list our readers help put together and add your favorites to the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis list and corresponding map after the break.

  • NCAA Hall of Champions / Michael Graves
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway / Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects
  • IUPUI Campus Center / Smithgroup
  • The Pyramids / Roche Dinkeloo and Associate
  • Indianapolis International Airport / HOK
  • The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion /
  • The Canal at White River State Park /
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art / Jonathan Hess
  • Indiana State Museum / Ratio Architects
  • IUPUI University Library / Edward Larrabee Barnes
  • Indianapolis Artsgarden / EE&K Architects
  • OneAmerica Tower / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

View Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis in a larger map
Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis" 22 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • ksm

    Indianapolis? Did you run out of GOOD cities to write about?

    • brb001

      Apparently, ArchDaily has never left the USA.

      U! S! A! U! S! A!

    • LPG

      You’re right, Indianapolis is not a good city. In fact, it is a GREAT city. Please visit us and see for yourself.

  • David

    Is this what Indy looks like in my rear view mirror? The skyline is backwards…

  • Ben B.

    Indy is a great city. It wasn’t always so, but the city has been growing at a steady pace and we’ve seen some great new investment. Not featured here, for example, is the new J.W. Marriott.

  • Eric

    116 words and 12 images? ummmmm…is this what ArchDaily original content looks like? If you’re not going to increase the quality of reporting, at least change the City Guide typeface….this is not a 1980s PennySaver…it’s a design blog.