Eiteljorg Museum recognized as one of Indy’s Top 10 Most Architecturally Wondrous

Eiteljorg Museum front exterior
Image courtesy of Jessica Strickland Photography, 2013


The Eiteljorg Museum was recognized as one of “Top 10 Most Architecturally Wondrous” buildings in Indianapolis, according to a Dec. 3, 2021 article in the Indianapolis Business Journal. A panel of six leading architects commended the Eiteljorg building, calling it “a significant, great piece of design.”

Architect Jonathan Hess of Browning Day designed the original Eiteljorg building that opened in 1989 — a design he created after traveling the Southwest with museum founder Harrison Eiteljorg and studying the area’s land, architecture and people.  Mr. Hess also designed the museum’s 2005 expansion, the Mel and Joan Perelman Wing, which doubled the public space of the institution. Jonathan Hess is currently architect of the expansion of the museum’s Allen Whitehill Clowes Sculpture Court multipurpose facility, for which construction is scheduled in 2022 as part of Project 2021.

Congratulations to architect Jonathan Hess. Read the IBJ “Indy’s Top 10 Most Architecturally Wondrous” list at this link:
IBJ Story_Indys Top 10 Architecturally Wondrous Buildings


Eiteljorg Museum rear exterior showing The Sails

Image courtesy of Zach Malmgren

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500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204