Our Story

Shawn Curran founded Curran Architecture in 2003 with a simple mission: combining quality design with unparalleled service. For more than a decade, we’ve done just that. Our team designs retail, franchise, corporate, medical, mixed-use, and industrial spaces for businesses across the nation. We do new builds as well as remodels and interior space build-outs, and we have expertise in green building and historic preservation.

Thanks to our remarkable clients and partners, Curran has grown from a one-man firm to a team of expert architects and project managers. We’re grateful for this growth, and we celebrate by giving back to our community—supporting the Joseph Maley Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society for Hamilton County, and Indiana Canine Assistant Network, among others.

Our Philosophy

Listen to clients. You know what you need. Our job is to deliver it. We’ll never impose our own vision on your space or pressure you to choose a design that doesn’t make sense for your business.

Design for long-term use. Your space should grow with you, not hold you back. By choosing durable materials and creating flexible spaces, we design everything to last.

Optimize budgets. We select materials with care, consider affordable options, and think outside the box to give you the most bang for your buck.

Details make the difference. We want you to love every feature of your new space, so we don’t take shortcuts or overlook the little things.

Build relationships. There’s a reason we have so many repeat clients. When you treat clients and partners like family, you get the pleasure of working with them over and over again.

  • 2017
    NAIOP Indiana Architect of the Year
  • 2016
    Spaces Indiana "Space-Makers" Finalist
  • 2015
    Hamilton County Humane Society Corporate Partner of the Year
  • 2014
    Carmel Chamber of Commerce “Look” Award for Renovations
  • 2012
    Fishers Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
  • 2011
    Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Award finalist for Best New Construction
    Performance Marketing Group (PMG)
  • 2011
    Precast Concrete Institute Honor Award
    Performance Marketing Group (PMG)
  • 2011
    Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Excellence
  • 2011
    Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce Best New Construction Award
  • 2008
    Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Excellence
    Community Montessori School
  • 2006
    Carmel Chamber of Commerce “Look” Award for New Construction
    Companion Animal Hospital
  • 2006
    Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Award for Best Streetscape
  • 2005
    Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Award for Best Renovation
  • 2005
    IIDA Indiana “Good Idea” Award
    Kristoff Dentistry
  • 2004-2007
    Junior Achievement Indy’s Best and Brightest Finalist