Turnkey Development Program
"By the grace of winds that cool a hot day and the sun that kisses
our cheek, we met CSDC...."
"... Not only did CSDC advocate, support, and embrace every aspect
of my design, ..."
"... but they also moved mountains to make sure it came to
"... I'm saying thank you CSDC, personally, but the children who
will enjoy that building will thank you more!"
"A labor born from such passion requires the finesse and
understanding of a partner that truly 'gets it'...."
"... CSDC is that organization."
"How does one speak to the
reality of a vision held, nurtured and developed across a thirty
year period? A labor born from such passion requires the
finesse and understanding of a partner that truly 'gets it'.
CSDC is that organization. From the moment we met, Al Dubin
saw the potential for the dream that now stands at 3020 Nowland
Avenue, in Indianapolis. His belief and clarity of vision
transitioned to a partnership with CSDC in developing the amazing
facility that affords Indianapolis urban youth an opportunity for a
high quality, free public education. Wow! It just
doesn't get better than that when you think of impacting
- Michelle Thompson, Ph.D.,
Turnkey Development Program
Paramount School of Excellence
Project Profile: Renovation with addition, transforming a
50-year-old building, in 4 1/2 months, into a green,
non-traditional urban elementary learning space. Total project
cost: $5 million
CSDC worked with Paramount School of Excellence on this reuse
and expansion project to create a state-of-the-art facility to
support their state-of-the-art educational practices. CSDC
partnered with design/builder Bouma to convert a 50-year old
Masonic lodge on 9 acres in urban Indianapolis. The plan focused on
saving as much of the existing building as possible while
incorporating numerous sustainable "green" elements. The result: an
addition that fully encompasses the original building in a larger,
more efficient footprint with a sound, weather-tight, modern
The new facility affords learning opportunities at every turn by
leaving many of the new and existing building elements exposed. For
example, students are able to see how power is generated using wind
turbines, observe the mechanics of an elevator, and actually see
beyond the paint on the wall by looking inside it.
CSDC worked with the school board and Paramount directors to
generate support from all stakeholders, from the neighborhood
community to the Indianapolis Mayor's office. Its innovative,
fast-track construction made it an inspiring focal point in a
neighborhood where numerous houses were also undergoing
revitalization. Students in K-8 now enjoy a colorful, homey
educational environment where curriculum runs the gamut from
environmental stewardship to next-century innovation.
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