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Exhibit Columbus is an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community that alternates programming between symposium and exhibition years. With an inaugural symposium in fall 2016 and its first exhibition in fall 2017, Exhibit Columbus seeks to celebrate Columbus’ design heritage, while making it relevant to new audiences.

Washington Street
Downtown Columbus

First Christian Church
Saarinen and Saarinen
1942

Irwin Conference Center
Eero Saarinen and Associates
1954

North Christian Church
Eero Saarinen and Associates
1964

Bartholomew County Public Library
I.M. Pei and Partners
1969

Cummins Corporate Office Building
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates
1984

Mill Race Park
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
with architecture by Stanley Saitowitz
1992

Central Middle School
Ralph Johnson for Perkins + Will
2007

LHP Historic Post Office
1912

4th st 5th st 6th st 7th st Miller Prize Installations Washington Street Installations University Installations School Project IUCA+D Project Sycamore St Washington St Tipton Ln N National Rd

J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Installations

The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition is the centerpiece of Exhibit Columbus. Along with international voices in architecture, design and art and local leaders, the ten Miller Prize finalists participated in the inaugural symposium in fall 2016, which explored the past, present, and future of architecture and design in Columbus. In December 2016, a jury will select five winners of the Miller Prize Competition to create new temporary installations that will respond to iconic sites along downtown’s Fifth Street; these will be the centerpieces of the 2017 Exhibit Columbus. This exhibition will also feature more than 10 installations by international designers, students and professors from midwestern universities, and students from local schools.

The Miller Prize honors two great patrons of architecture, art, and design by furthering the mission to make Columbus the best community of its size. Ten finalists will present proposals for temporary installations that respond to iconic sites on Fifth Street. In December, a jury will select five Miller Prize winners to realize their projects during the 2017 exhibition.

Washington Street Installations

Five leading international design galleries have selected one of their innovative designers to create an installation on Washington Street, Columbus’ “Main Street.” These designers have been challenged to create an object or experience that enhances human interaction and connection, one that inspires community conversations about the role of design in daily life.

Dzek, London
Studio Formafantasma

Etage Projects, Copenhagen
Pettersen & Hein

Maniera, Brussels
Productora

Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York
Cody Hoyt

Volume Gallery, Chicago
Snarkitecture

University Installations

Located on the grounds of Central Middle School and next to Lincoln Elementary, the University Installations will showcase the cutting-edge work of five midwestern universities with programs in architecture and design.

Ball State University
College of Architecture and Planning

The Ohio State University
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture

University of Cincinnati
School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Kentucky
College of Design, School of Architecture

University of Michigan
Architecture Program, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

In addition, at North Christian Church, Indiana University Center for Art + Design students will create an installation with the help of a designer-in-residence.

School Projects

During the 2016–17 school year, a Design Team of students Columbus high schools is working with architecture and design professionals selected by IUCA+D to solve a design challenge: creating an Urban Oasis to provide shelter, relaxation, and information about Exhibit Columbus on the grounds of the LHP Historic Post Office.

Other projects are being developed with students of all ages in the community.