The 243-key Conrad Indianapolis Hotel was designed by Brennan Beer Gorman Architects and Brennan Beer Gorman Monk Interiors (BBG-BBGM), in association with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The hotel surrounds the field through the 17 floors and is topped with six levels of luxury residential condominiums. Two existing buildings adjacent to the historic site of the hotel on Washington Street are included in the 22-storey tower. A limestone-colored facade echoes the classic high rises of Indianapolis. The cap of the building is punctuated by an arcade of double-height windows and a high crown that is illuminated at night to announce the building on the skyline.
The tower is terraced at the top to enhance its verticality while providing a smooth transition between the body of the tower for small scale buildings in the street. The design also allows private terraced balconies to be added to several condominiums. The building classic façade is articulated in three main ways to enhance its verticality using three different window systems. The verticality of the facade north and south closer is enhanced with the introduction of soft classical Chicago. Wrapping the corners are the same versions of fist style Chicago that transitions in the vertical bay windows type found in the body of the tower building.
The building is designed to provide a monochromatic simplicity that enhances its verticality. The podium of entry was designed to appear as an independent. Its scale and detail is evocative of existing facades in the streets of Washington, while facilitating a transition to the tower, it is both a link to the past and guides to the future.