WERK | Building Modern is a group of Indianapolis Custom Builders and Construction Managers helping clients BUILD highly personal, customized, detailed architecture and interiors; selectively working with progressive single-family residential and commercial clientele.

Why are we so mindful of the details? … probably because we are the Architects who dreamed and designed them … and for that simple reason, we understand how the building goes together more than any other person or company possibly could.  Things come up during the construction process, and who better to efficiently respond to budget + field conditions to find acceptable solutions during the construction process than the Architect who designed the project?  Good design starts with an idea, but only through proper and meticulous execution can that idea realize its full potential in built-form.  For our clients, we simplify a complex, multi-faceted building process.

If you care about good design and proper execution of the design-intent, then WERK | Building Modern may be the perfect partner in the planning, management, and oversight of your building process from beginning to end.

We collaborate regularly with HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles in a design-build arrangement.


Chris Short – Owner/Principal – AIA, LEED AP BD&C, NCARB
Derek Mills – Project Management/Trade Collaboration
Paul Reynolds – Architect/Maker/Builder

Please call us to discuss the details of our process and how they may be tailored to meet your unique needs!


Phone:  317.652.2828
Email:  angle@werk-build.com
Address:  933 N Layman Avenue – Studio 1, Indianapolis, IN  46219