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IU Herron School of Art and Design Alumni Association

Member Profile

Each month we will feature a current member of the Herron Alumni Association. Check back frequently to see who we feature. We are currently presenting members of the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Interested in being featured here? Contact us a

Tim Wise

  • Tim WiseClass of 1995
  • Major:
    Painting and Printmaking
  • Website:
  • Position on the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors:
  • Employer
    American Structurepoint
  • Interests
    Aikido / Playing Guitar
  • Awards and Affiliations
    2014 Design and Architecture Award, "New Skilled Nursing," Senior Housing News – Wellbrooke of Westfield
    2013 Merit Award, PTI – Cummins Parking Structure
    2013 Outstanding Achievements in Concrete, ACI – Cummins Parking Structure
    2013 Award of Excellence in Construction, ABC – Cummins Parking Structure
    2013 Engineering Excellence Awards, ACEC – Battery Innovation Center
    2013 Excellence in Architecture, AIA – Wabash Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Facility
    2013 Design Award, AIA – IU Cinema Theatre and Drama Project
    2012 Design Award, AIA – IU Cinema Theatre and Drama Project
    2009 Design Award, Citation Award; AIA – Rowland Design Kiwanis International Auditorium
    2005 Honor Award, Downtown Development, A Monumental Affair – Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Expansion
    2005 Honor Award, Architecture, A Monumental Affair – Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Expansion
    2005 Merit Award, Landscape Architecture, A Monumental Affair – Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Expansion
  • Why did you choose Herron?
    It was somewhat of a backward process for me. I originally wanted to go to architecture school but was not a 100% sure. I decided I would go to IUPUI for a year before I went on to architecture school. While at IUPUI I took a couple of figure drawing classes and fell in love. Through working with my professor Jeff Carr I was able to get a letter of recommendation to go to Herron School of Art and Design. I loved every minute of my time at Herron.
  • Favorite Memories of Herron
    The late nights in the Litho lab were great. We had a group of us that would sneak back into the building after hours to get our prints done. We would usually get a couple of hours work done before the campus police would kick us out.
  • Advice to Undergraduates
    Do not be afraid to use your art talents in a design industry. I gave up on being an architect until my last semester at Herron. I took a modern architecture class in Chicago and Columbus which was a fantastic class. During one of my classes the professor mentioned that several universities in the country had Master Degree programs in architecture. The light went on and I knew that my art career would be the prefect springboard to become a design architect.
  • Why is the Herron Alumni Association important to you?
    It is about being connected and giving back to a school that meant so much to me.

The Herron School of Art Alumni Association is hard at work creating and implementing many alumni activities. These efforts will lead to stronger ties between the alumni, students, and faculty at Herron. Are you interested in serving on the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors?  If so, please click here to fill out an interest form.  Know someone who would be a good board member? Click here to nominate someone for the board. 


To promote fellowship of Herron alumni.

To support the students and the school.

To preserve the unique identity of the Herron School of Art.

Alumni sponsored programs include

  • Alumni Workshops
  • Studio Tours
  • Scholarships and awards for outstanding Herron students
  • Spirit of Herron Award for an outstanding graduating senior Herron student
  • Harry Davis Award for outstanding Herron faculty
  • Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
  • Programs to enhance the link between alumni and students that will help preserve the Herron identity
  • Community projects and programs that involve and promote the Herron School of Art

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Herron Alumni Open Studio

Eskenazi Hall, Room 206
Tuesday and Thursday nights
7:00 -10:00 p.m.

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New Graduates

The best part of graduation? Joining the HERRON alumni community for free.

Congratulations on completing your degree—but the best is yet to come! The Herron Alumni Association is your lifetime connection to Herron. And your first year of membership is free after each IU degree you earn. It’s on us, and it’s our way of saying, “Welcome to the family.”

With your IUAA membership, you can:

  • Access exclusive career opportunities and coaching through IUAA Alumni Career Services
  • Search the Alumni Directory for IU alums in your town, your industry, or your employer (if you graduated less than three months ago, request access here)
  • Find an instant community of friends wherever you go through your local IUAA chapter
  • Stay involved with IU
  • Read the Indiana University Alumni Magazine online

The Classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible to sign up online. Try out these benefits—and many more—during your first, free year of membership

Congratulations to the 2013 Herron Distinguished Alumna: Lois Main Templeton

Lois Main Templeton presented an artist’s talk on October 9th. During that event, she was presented with accept the 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award from the Herron Alumni Association.

Templeton returned to Indianapolis from Maine as Artist in Residence at the Conrad Indianapolis.

Templeton, a protégé of Robert Berkshire, garnered a NUVO Cultural Vision Award in 2011. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Indiana State Museum and The Midwest Museum of American Art, and has twice been exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She has published The Studio Book: Finding Your Way and the children’s book Who Makes the Sun Rise.

Captured "en Plein Air" Art Contest

presented by the Herron School of Art and Design Alumni Association

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Professional Winner: Melissa Scott

Student Winner:Megan Coffel

Congratulations to Herron Alumna Melissa Scott and current Herron Freshman Megan Coffel for winning the 2013 Herron Alumni Association’s Regatta Art Contest! New this year, the crowd at the IUPUI Regatta voted on their favorite “Student” and “Professional” pieces. 31 artists competed this year. Artwork is available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork created at this year’s Regatta, please contact Kimberly Helton at 317-274-8905 or

Herron Alumni Association web site

Herron School of Art web site

IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations contact:
Kim Helton, (317) 274-8905 or