For a long while I've been wondering what this building is used for.
It is an addition to the NCAA headquarters just to the east,
but why? Does administrating the national collegiate sports programs
really require so much additional space? As it turned out,
the building is a conference center, a place for the
organization to host its meetings with the member schools.
I'd always seen it from this side which is, essentially, the back door.
I found this out when I followed the path to the north side
of the building, where I saw a large sweeping
drive with a canopy over the entrance.
The side of the building is glass-enclosed, but striped horizontally,
allowing some daylight to enter but providing privacy
for the people inside. The alternating widths of the stripes
echoed the horizontal at the back of the building, which seem
to break up the huge expanses of glass that look out
on the White River State Park just beyond.
What I found to be amazing is that I took these pictures
with my little digital camera, yet the images of the buildings
came out looking like architectural renderings. Huh.