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Garmann Miller Partners with Studio M to Open Indianapolis Office

January 25th, 2021


Contact: Doug Rentz,, 419.628.4240

Nationally ranked design firm now has a presence in the Hoosier State  

CARMEL, Indiana – Garmann Miller, an award-winning design firm with locations in Minster and  Columbus, Ohio, recently joined forces with Studio M Architecture & Planning to open a Carmel,  Indiana-based office. The firms will offer a range of professional design services from commercial  architecture and engineering to interior design and construction administration.

Located at 2 West Main Street in Carmel, Indiana, Studio M and Garmann Miller will serve a diverse  customer base. Studio M, with offices in Carmel and Indianapolis, has focused its craft on large-scale,  mixed-use properties that include housing, retail and office space, while Garmann Miller has grown its  61-member firm mainly through K-12 education, municipal, healthcare and faith-based projects.

“Both firms adhere to a similar purpose—to have meaningful impact on how people live, learn and  work in the communities we serve,” Garmann Miller CEO Eric Baltzell said. “This partnership allows us to  use each other’s specialized resources to best meet our clients’ needs.”

Studio M owner Dan Moriarity and Garmann Miller principal Matt Hibner previously worked together  at an Indianapolis-based firm. The two licensed architects recently connected to discuss partnering  opportunities, which led to a co-located office and sharing of services.

“The skill sets of our two studios mesh nicely in terms of building-type experience and individual  talents,” Moriarity said. “Studio M’s private development and mixed-use knowledge combined with  the unparalleled experience of Garmann Miller in the education sector will offer our clients a unique  combination of skills as well as enhance the capacity of each firm.”

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About Garmann Miller: Garmann Miller is an award-winning design firm established in 1993 in Minster,  Ohio, with locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana. With 62 professionals across  multiple services, GM is a one-stop resource for building and renovation design projects. Garmann  Miller was named Zweig Group’s 2020 No. 1 full-service firm in the nation and is a Building Design +  Construction magazine top 100 firm.

About Studio M Architecture & Planning: In 2013, after 27 years of service as principal and GM at one  of the largest architectural firms in Indianapolis, Dan Moriarity entered the second phase of his career  as leader of Studio M Architecture & Planning, a small, focused group of architects with large firm  resources and experience. Studio M is a design firm capable of assisting owners nationwide with  projects of all types.