ArtHouse Gary

Jeana Ripple + Barbara Brown Wilson

The ArtHouse project transformed an underutilized 15,000 sf facility in downtown Gary, Indiana into a cultural hub, showcasing visual and culinary arts. Ripple Architecture Studio partnered with Barbara Brown Wilson to design the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge competition-winning façade renovation that resurfaces and illuminates the building while highlighting local manufacturing capabilities. Please find more information on fabrication, community engagement, and impact at

Design Team: Jeana Ripple, design principal, Ripple Architecture Studio; Barbara Brown Wilson, community engagement principal; Eric Barr, designer; Ian Carr, designer; Asa Eslocker, videographer; Elizabeth Van Der Els, research assistant;

Sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Knight Cities Challenge;

Collaborators: Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, The City of Gary; Theaster Gates, Artistic Director; Katherine Darnstadt, fabrication + workshops contractor, Latent Design; Live Arts Studio, Youth Workshops;