Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters

Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters

Indianapolis, IN

Cummins, Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacture of engines and one of America’s largest corporations, engaged RATIO to help design and construct a modern, architecturally significant headquarters for its global distribution business in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

RATIO as Executive Architect in association with Deborah Berke Partners.
Cummins, Inc.
179,840 SF

The 9-story tower features 179,000 sq. ft. of flexible open office space for up to 400 Cummins employees. Narrow floor plates and a high performance glass façade let in huge amounts of natural light and promote energy savings, while street-level retail space and a large public plaza welcomes visitors to the four-acre site.

This strikingly modern design and attractive working environment is designed to boost productivity, reflect the company’s progressive corporate values, and allow Cummins to compete for creative, talented employees.

Cummins’ existing lease in office space nearby dictated a very aggressive schedule from the project’s beginning, requiring a fast-track construction schedule where utilities and foundation work were underway while the building design was very much still in progress. Workflow management and consultant coordination was essential to realizing this innovative, unusual design within a challenging timeframe.