Above and right: A crane placed the final steel beam on top of Innovation Building 1 on Thursday, July 11.
 Photo credit Mark Craft, courtesy of Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI)
Above and left: A crowd gathered at 16 Tech to sign the steel beams before they were placed on top of the building.
Photo credit: Krista Lawson, courtesy of American Structurepoint
Drone image credit: Browning
Innovation Building 1 Topping Out Celebrates Construction, Neighborhood and Community Partners
Seven months ago, it was 20 degrees when community partners gathered to break ground for the 16 Tech Innovation District. Last week, it was a sweltering 90 degrees when the final steel beams were placed atop the first newly constructed office building in the district. The skyline view on Indianapolis' near northwest side has changed more than the weather, thanks to the five-story Innovation Building 1 that reached its maximum height this month.

The Browning/Davis construction team marked the milestone with a topping out ceremony on July 11. More than 100 residents, community members and construction partners joined in the celebration, as well as Innovation Building 1 tenants, the 16 Tech Community Corporation team and City-County Council President Vop Osili.

The two 10-feet-long steel beams that were placed on Innovation Building 1 were covered with signatures and well-wishes, the result of a month-long effort by the Browning/Davis team to transport the beams to neighborhood meetings, the City-County Building and to the offices of tenants and other project partners.

We are thankful to all the partners who have made their mark on this project and who joined us for the topping out celebration.
By the Numbers: Innovation Building 1
  • 120,000 square feet of office, lab and meeting space

  • Completion May 2020

  • Tenants: Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), Indiana University School of Medicine, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend Indiana, AgriNovus Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint.
What's Next

16 Tech Community Corporation President and CEO Bob Coy sat down with Gerry Dick for an interview on Inside Indiana Business to talk about "what's next" with 16 Tech. Coy outlined growing interest and commitments from corporate, university and other businesses, as well as construction projects that will follow Innovation Building 1.

Browning/Davis Recognized for Outreach Efforts

Browning and Davis & Associates were recognized with the 2019 Mayor's Above and Beyond Award for exceeding the city's 27% minority contracting goal. The Browning/Davis Joint Venture reached 50% participation rates for the core and shell work on Innovation Building 1, with 27 Marion County companies participating.

Mark Your Calendars
16 Tech Community Meeting: Friday, August 23, 8:30 a.m., Eskenazi Fine Arts Building, 1410 Indiana Avenue.
Browning/Davis Interior Buildout Info. Session: Thursday, July 25, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Haughville Library, 2121 W. Michigan St.
16 Tech Community Corporation | www.16tech.com