Downtown Indy's Circa Apartments

“Polycarbonate Creates Private Outdoor Spaces”

Owner/Architect: Milhaus Development, Indianapolis, IN
Installer: Milhaus Construction, Indianapolis, IN
Polycarbonate: SABIC Polymershapes, Indianapolis, IN | AmeriLux International, De Pere, WI

circa apartmentsHistory meets modern-contemporary in this 265-unit redevelopment of an old industrial property located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The Milhaus Circa project transformed the site of the Mitchel & Scott Machine Company into five new apartment buildings and the complete rehabilitation of an existing historic structure. Original artifacts from the company are featured throughout the community.

Circa Apartments are located just south of Indy’s vibrant arts community. Among the properties many amenities are outdoor patios with wonderful views of the Chatham-Arch Historic District. circa apartmentsPatio privacy is provided by 25mm X-Structure polycarbonate partitions.The LEXAN� THERMOCLEAR� polycarbonate panel splits the patio into two private spaces, creating an outdoor space that is cozy and inviting.

Familiar with this alternative glazing material from previous projects, Milhaus chose to use polycarbonate panels because they like the products versatility. The structure of the panel provides obscurity while still allowing virtually the same light transmission as clear glass.

When asked about the overall opinion on the installation of the polycarbonate panels, Joe Brown, Heavy Machinery and Equipment Manager with SABIC Polymershapes, summed it up in these two words, “Easy Shmeasy.”


LEXAN THERMOCLEAR is a trademark of SABIC.

Photos Courtesy of SABIC Polymershapes, Indianapolis IN Branch


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