Deborah Berke Partners’ Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters

The Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters, designed by our friends at Deborah Berke Partners, combines an office development with an infrastructure project, involving as it does a public plaza and connections to said plaza from Market Street, a major thoroughfare in downtown Indianapolis. Slender floorplates and high ceilings allow for natural light to play a large aesthetic role in the interiors, which, in turn, minimize the building’s reliance upon electricity, which is further assisted by a high performance fa├žade which is transparent and opaque at different points and features adjustable shading fins. Office spaces are designed to encourage collaboration and focused individual work, and include private meeting rooms, team rooms, open collaborative areas, focus booths and the informal “social hub” gathering spaces which connect the floors of the building.