Author Archives: Diana M. H. Brenner, FAIA

Intentional Design: Redefining the Dental Experience

In early 2020, COVID-19 shuttered an unthinkable number of businesses the public relies on, including dental practices. Now, dentists have reopened their doors with new equipment, new protocols, and a whole new approach to protecting the health of both patients and staff.  Silvertree Dental found themselves in the same position as other dental practices, ready […]

Honoring the Work of Women

Each year, March is designated as Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to recognize and honor women’s important contributions throughout American history. Purple is the internationally adopted color chosen to symbolize International Women’s Day as well as commemorate the month itself.  At Brenner Design, we’re proud to celebrate alongside generations […]

Spaces that Inspire Greatness

One of the most extraordinary aspects of design is that it doesn’t just affect a space’s functionality or attractiveness. It affects the energy and mentality of the people who enter.  Think about the high ceilings and dramatic architecture of the world’s great cathedrals, and the reverence it inspires. Or the sense of relaxation you often […]

Never Daunted: IU’s New Football Complex!

When the Indiana University football team walked into the new Terry Tallen Football Complex, they lost their minds—in the best way possible. Overjoyed shouting and whooping filled the complex as players took it all in. We were thrilled when Brenner Design was selected as the Architect of Record for the renovation of the IU football […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Did you know that Brenner Design was creating collaborative work spaces before they were cool? We were also one of the first firms to incorporate healing garden space in healthcare environments, before “biophilic design” was even a term. Perhaps collaboration and healing come more naturally to women. Or perhaps we just help clients realize the […]

Surviving Hurricane Harvey

In June of this year, Brenner Design completed the Gruene House, a project we designed in Port Aransas, Texas. The Gruene House (pronounced “green”) is the first LEED-registered beach house on the Gulf Coast. And in August, it was directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey. As we watched the weather reports here in Indianapolis, […]

Building from the Ground Up

How do you design a company that doesn’t exist? How do you create a vision that endures? How do you attract customers you don’t even have? How do you define success? These were some of the questions we had for the founders at the inception of The National Bank of Indianapolis. Of course when we […]

Ball State University Football Complex: Architecture as a Recruiting Tool

College sports is big business. In every athletic conference in the country, colleges and universities are vying for the best, most talented players available. Recruiting is extremely competitive with many factors for the players to consider. During the recruiting process, all aspects of a program are taken into consideration. Facilities are a huge part of […]

Spring Break Meets Sustainable Design

When you go on spring break to warmer weather, you might not necessarily be thinking about saving the planet — much less about sustainable design! But there are environmentally friendly options when it comes to accommodations. With a little searching, you might be able to find a place to stay that meets your needs, is […]

The Importance of Taking the Road Less Traveled

trail・blaz・ing: to blaze a trail through (a forest, wilderness, or the like) for others to follow. to be a pioneer in (a particular subject, technique, etc.) trail・blaz・er: someone who blazes trails, is a pioneer Ever done something that no one else has done before? Ever create something new? Ever made a success out of a project when […]