CEDIA has broken ground on its new global headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. CEDIA staff and leaders were joined by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, representatives of architecture firm American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem construction for the ceremony.
“We are incredibly excited about this next chapter for CEDIA,” says CEDIA chairman Dennis Erskine.
“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 will be 40,000 square feet on three floors and is expected to cost $13.7 million dollars. CEDIA plans to use 30,000 square feet, which will include staff office space, a world-class training facility and an experience centre while 10,000 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,” says CEDIA acting president and chief executive Tabatha O’Connor.
The headquarters will be built on a plot of land at 106th street and Kincaid Avenue in Fishers Ind. Fishers has become a popular area for tech-focused companies and has been named as one of the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine (2017), Time (2016), and Niche (2017) and was honoured 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.