Jarden receives architecture award

One of the rooms exemplifying the unique architectural design of Jarden Home Brands’ headquarters in Fishers. (Photo by Susan Fleck)

One of the rooms exemplifying the unique architectural design of Jarden Home Brands’ headquarters in Fishers. (Photo by Susan Fleck)

By Jenna Jarosinski

From the outside, Jarden Home Brands in Fishers looks like any other office building. The white brick walls spotted with glass-pane windows could lead one to believe the inside was no more than a grid of cubicles. However, this seemingly mundane building contains a modern interior that recently received a statewide Honor Award from the American Institute of Architecture Indiana for its interior architecture design.

“We thought we had been proud of our space before but this recognition took it to another level,” said Devona Coffey, Jarden vice president of human resources.

“As we continue to grow as a company, the significance of this award bolsters our mission to highlight Jarden Home Brands not just as a great place for our employees to work, but also for candidates for current and future positions with us.”

The project was one of 14 awards presented during the American Institute of Architects Indiana at the Ohio Valley Regional Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

AXIS Architecture + Interiors was responsible for the design of the office space. Kathleen Lemaster, head creative designer for the project, said that the goal of the project was to transform the interior into an office space that encouraged “collaboration, creativity and innovative thinking.” Lemaster said that her favorite aspect of the space was the combination of “honest materials,” such as wood, glass and steel and the bright colors and unique shapes that really brought the space to life.

“The selected design perfectly captured our spirit and resulted in an incredible 82 percent of our staff telling us that our working environment has improved compared to what we had before,” Coffey said.

Jarden Home Brands, 9999 E. 121st St., is a subsidiary of the Jarden Corporation, which includes more than 120 brands including Ball Mason Jars, Yankee Candles and Crock Pots.

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