LOCATION: Auburn, Indiana
      BUDGET: $1.2 Million
      CLIENT CONTACT: Don Budd
      PROJECT MANAGER: Kevin McCrory

JPR recently worked with the James Foundation to provide a cultural and civic plaza for the City of Auburn, Indiana.

This multi-purpose space is designed to be used as a gathering space for both large groups for performances and festivals and smaller groups and individuals with more intimate seating spaces.

The James Cultural Plaza provides opportunities for art and sculptural pieces to be displayed throughout the site. Various details and decorative walls echo Auburn’s rich automobile history through various shapes and profiles.

A performance stage with an overhead canopy is located in the northwest corner. The central plaza space serves as an audience space as well as a location for farmer’s market and festival vendors or even parking. The plaza is paved with permeable pavers in order to retain the stormwater on-site.