Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, has hired Daniel Klemen as an architectural graduate.
While attending North Central High School, Klemen called Ball State University to learn more about the curriculum, which set his pursuit of becoming an architect in motion. Today, not only does Klemen hold dual bachelor’s and Master of Architecture degrees, but he also has co-authored “IMADE: Connecting Globally, Making Locally,” which discusses the design through the production process of deploying digital design and fabrication techniques in concert with locally sourced Indiana hardwoods for a series of benches, garbage cans, signage and bus stop schematics for Minnetrista Park.
These locally fabricated installations not only worked to rebrand Minnetrista Park and set up a new design language that would inevitably bleed into the rest of their planned expansions, but they also traveled around the state as part of a showcase for the Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association.
Additionally, he authored a thesis called “Niketecture,” which focuses on the latent potential for the generation of “architecture” through a circular materials economy established within the confines of a brand’s current materials palette. While attending Ball State, Klemen interned for the firm and later continued as a Revit/BIM Technician for CAD-Vantage, Inc. on assignment with Schmidt Associates. As an architectural graduate for Schmidt Associates, Klemen will be working on projects for the K12 and Community studios.
“It’s such a pleasure having Daniel on staff full time,” said Sarah Hempstead, principal of Schmidt Associates. “He did fantastic work for the firm through CAD-Vantage, and the principals and I look forward to continuing to watch him flourish as a full-time architect.”