As the hub of 16 Tech, HqO is a two-story, 132,391 SF facility designed to foster innovation, creativity and connection. Home to private and flexible workspaces, a makerspace and an artisan marketplace, HqO will give tenants, members and visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to grow their networks, further their ideas and enjoy a diverse spectrum of dining, retail and events.
76 Forward: 72,646 SF flexible work and incubator space run by 76 Forward
AMP: 43,327 SF fresh food and produce, restaurant stalls and event space
Machyne: 16,418 SF makerspace with studio space and membership options
HqO was originally built by the Indianapolis Water Company in 1959. Renovations to the concrete-and-steel frame were managed by a joint venture between Browning and Davis & Associates. Our team had XBE participation goal for the project of 27% set by the City of Indianapolis. In our efforts to maximize diversity and utilize local contractors, we were aggressive in vendor outreach, broke our project into 33 bid items and ultimately utilized 25 prime contractors for the project. Our project completed with 48.66% XBE participation. With so many prime contractors, new relationships were developed and the Browning-Davis team devoted additional time to ensure quality standards and timeline assurance for companies that had not previously worked on commercial projects of this size, scope, complexity.
2021 Monumental Awards Innovative Reuse Award