Luminaut Buys Rowland Design

Luminaut, a vibrant creative studio who designed the award-winning Nostalgia wine bar, Historic Ingalls Courtyard by Marriott, and The Pitch, announced it has acquired Rowland Design, Indiana’s 2019 AIA Design Firm of the year as of November 1, 2021. This brings together two creative forces in architecture and interior design with a shared devotion to crafting solutions that illuminate and inspire.

“In order to expand our offerings, foster growth for our clients, and provide new opportunities for our team, we have recently acquired Rowland Design, an architecture and interior design firm based in Indianapolis.” Said Matt Erdman, Luminaut CEO. “Rowland brings over 50 years of expertise to the table, with specialties in Higher Education, Greek Housing, Workplace, and Historic Preservation. We are excited to be bringing on board such a passionate and knowledgeable group of architects and interior designers who share in our vision and enhance our vibrant culture.”

“Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Rowland, one where we will be able to forge connections between our neighboring communities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis” said President Jill Rose, “and continue to reignite the spark our company was founded upon by Sallie Rowland.”

With Rowland, Luminaut will be positioned to expand its services, take on larger scale projects and better serve clients with a broad network of industry experts and specialists.


Luminaut is an award-winning creative studio executing inspired spaces and illuminated experiences through architecture and interior design. Driven by invested collaboration with their clients and partners, Luminaut specializes in architecture and interior design projects that are sustainable, raising the bar on new builds and reviving the historic. In our 40-year history as a firm, Luminaut has developed a keen awareness across industries including hospitality, bars, restaurants, workplace, and senior living projects. Our growing team of nearly 50 architects and interior designers thrive on guiding every client, every step toward their vision. The culmination of unique elements they provide sets the brand apart as visionaries, collaborators, and storytellers. Together, Luminaut represents how we, the Luminauts, light the way through the design journey.


Rowland Design, Inc. is an award-winning studio of talented architects and interior designers united by one goal: creating a better world through thoughtful design. We are an integrated design studio that works collaboratively to create innovative designs that reflect the way people live, learn, work, and play with our specialized experience in Greek housing, higher education, and workplace design, Rowland’s services also include architectural renovation and new construction, interior design, project management, construction administration, space planning, building programming, furniture and finish selection, move coordination, and historic preservation. Our diverse portfolio promotes a strong cross pollination of skills, resources, and knowledge. Rowland Design is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and we are certified by the Small Business Administration.

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