Meet the Partners

Aaron M. Renn

Aaron M. Renn is a consultant and publisher of The Urbanophile, a leading national blog on urban affairs. His work has been featured by Forbes, The New York Times, Time, and The Economist among other leading publications. A long time fan of architecture and design, he considers Monument Circle and the war memorial mall in downtown Indianapolis among the finest urban spaces in America.

Jeff Robinson

Jeff Robinson, Creative Director for the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, leads the effort to promote and market the city of Indianapolis as a tourism and meetings destination. He believes that sharing the story of our buildings will help visitors and residents connect with the city in an unexpected way. He enjoys playing on the Central Canal with his family and cheering in the grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sarah Hempstead

Although Sarah considered engineering in college, the creativity of architecture was a stronger draw. As a Principal, she leads both the university and urban environment studios. Whether it's on a college campus or in a downtown setting, she recognizes that architecture makes a strong impact, presenting the opportunity to enrich people's lives.

Fun Fact: Backpacked from Egypt to Ireland in 1997.

Megan Fernandez

Megan Fernandez, Special Projects Editor at Indianapolis Monthly, traded her family's pickle farm in Southern Indiana for roots in downtown Indy. Fernandez often starts the day by biking to work past many of the sites on the Walking Indianapolis tour, slowing down to admire the majestic, fortress-like Birch Bayh U.S. Courthouse. She covers design, home and gardens, shopping, and other lifestyle topics for Indianapolis Monthly, plays tennis, and seeks out the city's best fried dill pickles.