Yesterday, CEDIA broke ground on its new global headquarters in Fishers, IN, a suburb of Indianapolis where its current headquarters is located. CEDIA staff and leadership were joined by Fishers mayor Scott Fadness and representatives of architecture firm American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem construction for the ceremony.
"We are incredibly excited about this next chapter for CEDIA," said Dennis Erskine, CEDIA chairman. "The new global headquarters will be a wonderful facility for staff and members alike that truly represents the best our industry has to offer."
The new CEDIA headquarters, which was announced in June, will be 40,000 square feet on three floors and is expected to cost $13.7 million dollars. CEDIA plans to occupy 30,000 square feet, which will include staff office space, as well as a world-class training facility and an experience center. Ten thousand square feet will be made available for tenants.
"CEDIA staff and volunteers have been hard at work with the teams at American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem on all the planning aspects for our new building and we are very excited to be starting construction," said Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA acting president and CEO.
The new CEDIA headquarters will be built on a plot of land at 106th street and Kincaid Avenue in Fishers. Fishers has become a popular area for tech-focused companies to put down roots, and has been named as one of the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine (2017), Time (2016), and Niche (2017) and was honored as Indiana's 2016 Community of the Year.
The current building timeline estimates that the association will be able to occupy the space in November of 2018. Since 2003, CEDIA has leased a space on the northwest side of Indianapolis at 71st and Georgetown Road. The organization will remain at this location until the new headquarters is ready for occupancy.
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