The Varsity Lofts

The Varsity building is an adaptive infill project that has given new life to a challenging site in the Old Northside Neighborhood of Indianapolis. It was originally a one-story building that was home to the Varsity Lounge, a bar that held important significance as a social hub in its hey-day, but had become dilapidated after it had been sold, and fell into disrepair over ten years. A small group of investors, led by krM leadership, purchased the building and put it on the path to what it is today.

krM Architecture moved its Indianapolis Studio to the first floor of the building, and the upper two floors are occupied by unique, high-quality apartments. Residents access their units through a unique elevated courtyard on the second floor which provides a peaceful outdoor space and connection to nature.

History: The site of the Varsity Lofts building was once home to the ‘Varsity Lounge’ – a prominent LGBTQ social hub in Indianapolis. The name of the building was kept to respect that history.