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"Everything that rises must converge." Flannery O'Connor

At Convergence Design, we desire to improve the quality of the built environment through excellent architecture, great design and sound planning.

Convergence Design is about bringing work, family and community together into a seamless whole. It’s about connecting people in every aspect of their lives, and bringing them together in positive spaces. Convergence Design values people more than design awards and values the communities where buildings exist as much as the buildings themselves. We’re about finding design solutions that are as right for a particular place as they are for a particular time.

Welcome to Convergence Design.


Recent Blog Posts

Life on a Line: Human Movement Through Urban Space and Time—06/28/2018
In a fascinating article, Milton Friesen describes his research into how people actually move through urbanized areas, using real data. read more...
Farewell to Tal's Hill—09/29/2016
It lasted 17 seasons, which is perhaps longer than expected, but after the Houston Astros end their home season, the notorious hill in center field, known from Minute Maid Park's opening day as Tal's Hill, will be no more. read more...
AIA takes on Dimension M—03/25/2016
As architects face ethical decisions that fall purely in the range of practice, they often discover that the greatest challenges occur when one obligation runs—headlong, it may seem—into another. read more...
Spontaneous urban planning—11/20/2015
We like grand boulevards, and sometimes you have to knock down a few buildings to get them. But much of what passes for urban planning in our schools and in our actual cities is little more than wishful thinking at best, and crippling regulation at worst. read more...
Wasted space—11/13/2015
These extra-wide corridors have me rethinking the idea of wasted space. If they contribute to the well-being of the building's occupants and visitors, the space isn't really wasted, is it? read more...

At Convergence Design, we value great communities as much as great design.



News & Announcements
Design team hosts community input forum

March 08, 2019

The convention center design team led by Convergence Design participated in three days of stakeholder meetings, including a public forum, in Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana. read more...
Convergence team meets with large stakeholder contingent

March 04, 2019

A team led by Convergence Design will meet with as many as 300 stakeholders in Bloomington, Indiana in early March as part of the planning process for a major expansion to the Monroe Convention Center. read more...
Design team seeks community input

March 01, 2019

A team led by Convergence Design, in association with Indiana firm Schmidt Associates, is meeting with a large number of community stakeholders to set the direction for a major expansion of the Bloomington, Indiana, Convention Center. read more...
Steering committee endorses design process

January 26, 2019

The Steering Committee for the expansion to the Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana, has recommended retaining a team led by Convergence Design, in association with Schmidt Associates, to lead a process to better define the scope and cost of expanding the center. read more...
Riverfront ideas discussed in workshop

December 21, 2018

Two concepts for development of the Missouri River riverfront in St. Joseph, Missouri, were discussed in a public meeting with stakeholders on December 19. Convergence Design is part of a team led by SWT Design to examine the future of the riverfront in St. Joseph. read more...
Task force recommends saving Dayton Convention Center

December 20, 2018

A study that included Convergence Design was cited by a task force looking at the future of the Dayton Convention Center. The task force recommended keeping the center, but making it a "state of the art" convention facility. read more...