Doug believes that great design happens at the intersection of ideas.
Doug Shoemaker brings a wealth of knowledge to project teams with over 40 years of professional experience. Starting his career as a Landscape Architect, Doug was always captivated with how buildings functioned and appeared as a whole. With that fascination in mind, he earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 1996. This enabled him to be involved in complete design solutions, from building exterior and interior design and all the way to orientation, site design, and landscaping. As he approaches a project, Doug trains his keen eye to all aspects of the visitor experience, from how users approach a building to how they feel once they are inside. Doug’s diverse project and typology background allows him to ensure that all aspects of a building work in harmony within their contextual surroundings.
Doug has taken a leading role at STUDIOAXIS in mentorship and the teaching of others. He uses his extensive knowledge to collaborate on detailing solutions to ensure that all areas of the design fully respond to a client’s needs. Doug leads the QA/QC process at STUDIOAXIS working with all members of the studio. His attention to detail ensures a comprehensive documentation process with the goal of ensuring a construction process that is smooth and efficient.
Doug is deeply involved in his community, serving as a board member on multiple neighborhood and community organizations. He served as Chairman and on the Board of Directors for the Damien Center for over 20 years, an organization that supports people living with HIV/Aids in Indiana. Committed to giving back to the profession, Doug has sat on several review boards and crit session at Ball State University. He is involved in the Indiana Land Use Committee as well as being an active member of both the ASLA and AIA in Indiana.