Storrow Kinsella Associates creates strategies, places and connections for the civic realm. SKA\'s work is characterized by peer recognition for excellence and leadership, and by a visible presence of innovation and transformation. The studio applies systems thinking and design expertise to creative and empowering collaboration with engaged stakeholders. It is a What if? Why not? philosophy and process grounded in experience-based pragmatism. Outcome success is measured by the contribution to active and balanced human and natural ecosystems and the observable dynamic of an evolving and shared sense of community.
Innovative Strategies: visioning successful places and networks through knowledge-based observation and pragmatic focus on positive change.
Inspiring Places: designing public spaces and systems from regional to local scales of experiential engagement.
Optimized Connections: leveraging public infrastructure as a balanced framework for experience, opportunity and accessibility.
Our Mission | Create exceptional places and place-based connections as essential and interdependent elements of the public space continuum
Our Vision | Transform the continuum of regions, communities, districts and neighborhoods into active and livable interconnected places
Engagement | Collaborate with clients and empowered stakeholders to discover and achieve a shared vision
Pragmatism | Devise innovative and actionable strategies for positive change based on research and experience-based multidisciplinary expertise
Action | Synthesize shared visions of possible futures to transform places and connections into active whole systems and livable communities
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- 06/18/18| Tini Patio Opens: Teeniest SKA project everA really tiny sidewalk patio has become a little less tiny. It’s Tini. Improving Tini on the Avenue’s sidewalk patio has been an adventurous romp with historic district guardians and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc., with the intent to make this popular outdoor space more inviting, friendlier to passing pedestrians and with a bit more presence on the Avenue and on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. The original Tini patio occupied some leftover right-of-way space at the junction of the Cultural Trail with the unnamed alley that houses the Chatham […]
- 01/24/18| a Future for Saarinen’s North Christian ChurchSome thoughts about North Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana, its meaning and its sustainability as a place that celebrates that meaning. For various reasons, some reminiscent of the drama that provoked the establishment of the congregation as an offshoot of Eliel Saarinen’s First Christian Church, the North Christian Church membership has dwindled to about nineteen families. The fifty-year old landmark building and landscape are not easily sustained by that level of membership. Re-purposing, an often-used strategy to preserve historic places (and this mid-century masterpiece is now […]
- 09/29/17| Promethean Walk Public Art updateThe Firefighters Art Park [ing] Court is getting ready for the mythic and heroic Promethean Walk public art sculpture. Bloomington artist, Dale Enochs, developed a quarter scale model of the Promethean Figure that was unveiled at the 2017 FDIC Conference. This work of public art will be a 125 foot long assemblage of incised limestone and internally illuminated layered metal forms. The heroic sixteen foot tall striding figure of Prometheus will be a striking landmark for walkers and cyclists along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and motorists approaching downtown along College and Mass […]