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
Contact us here to consider strategies towards revealing and achieving those possibilities
- 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. This place has meaning to SKA on several levels. John Kinsella witnessed its development as a young apprentice architect in Eero Saarinen’s Michigan studio. When Eero passed away at the peak of an amazing career, John was tasked with preparing the construction drawings for the church, one of Eero’s last and major works that John and his dedicated colleagues carried on to completion. Over forty years later, SKA led a team that placed North […]
- 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 […]
- 04/18/17| Alice Carter Place Park FeaturedAlice Carter Place is featured in World Landscape Architecture month; April 2017. SKA is delighted to have Alice Carter Place recognized! Having achieved walkability and traffic calming goals at Westfield Boulevard and historic North MeridianStreet, the neighborhood is mobilizing to fund and construct a children’s garden in the park. More to come . . .Check out ttps://www.facebook.com/ASLA.Indiana/ and http://www.storrowkinsella.com/places-home/alice-carter-place-childrens-garden/ for more information. […]