July 23, 2024

Signature Bridge Project for Indianapolis

16 Tech Community Corporation has selected the team of schlaich bergermann partner – sbp in collaboration with Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and other key partners to design a signature bridge in the city of Indianapolis. The landmark bridge will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ nationally ranked research corridor and serve as an architectural centerpiece for the city.


Spanning Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive, the bridge will link Indianapolis’ medical and education campuses to the 16 Tech Innovation District, neighboring communities, and downtown Indianapolis. The project also includes schematic designs for signature entrances and wayfinding throughout the district.  


The sbp and PAU team was selected from a field of 33 design teams, all globally recognized for their architecture, engineering, and urban development work. Six finalists including sbp, as well as Behnisch Architekten, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, MVRDV, NADAAA and Snøhetta were invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and interviewed by a committee of local and national experts in design, public transportation, urban planning and landscape architecture. 


“sbp assembled a cohesive and diverse team that integrates engineering, architectural design thinking and innovative community engagement,” said Bob Coy, president & CEO of 16 Tech. “The sbp team shares our vision to create an emblem of innovation for downtown Indianapolis, and we are excited to partner together.” 


The highly experienced and diverse team of global and local talent led by sbp includes:

Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), New York (MBE), Moniteurs Communication Design, Berlin, Martha Schwartz Partners, New York (WBE), Shrewsberry & Associates, Indianapolis (MBE/DBE), CTL Engineering, Indianapolis (MBE), Circle Design Group, Indianapolis  

Synnov Group, Chicago (MBE/DBE/WBE), People for Urban Progress (PUP), Indianapolis 


Community engagement for the project is expected to begin in early 2021 and include opportunities for stakeholder input and feedback throughout the nine-month design process. 



For additional details please visit the 16 Tech Newsroom.