By Pete Smith
A high-profile location at the northwest corner of Main Street and Range Line Road in Carmel’s Arts and Design District has a new tenant – and it’s not an art gallery.
Edmonds International, USA, plans to open its North American headquarters at 2 W. Main St., said Dan Moriarty, a founding partner at Indianapolis’ CSO Architects and now with Edmonds.
“It’s a little bit of a fresh start,” Moriarty said of his plans to transition out of his ownership role with CSO after 27 years of service and begin again with Edmonds. “I’m just ready to slow down a bit.”
Edmonds International currently has offices in Mexico City, New York and Vancouver and specializes in large office towers like the currently-planned Energy Tower in Midland, Texas.
And the space won’t simply be a showcase for Edmonds’ renderings and models.
Moriarty plans for the space to be a working office for up to 10 architects, six or seven of whom will join him from CSO.
Moriarty, 54, has made a name for himself in Carmel already with his work on the Palladium, Evan Lurie Art Gallery and Sophia Square apartment building.
“I like being a part of the community and being a part of that area,” Moriarty said, noting the building’s proximity to his home and his daughter’s school.
He also said he likes the historic nature of the building. The only changes he might make are to add window screens, interior planters for greene