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.
First Christian Church
Saarinen and Saarinen
Irwin Conference Center
Eero Saarinen and Associates
North Christian Church
Eero Saarinen and Associates
Bartholomew County Public Library
I.M. Pei and Partners
Cummins Corporate Office Building
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates
Mill Race Park
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
with architecture by Stanley Saitowitz
Central Middle School
Ralph Johnson for Perkins + Will
LHP Historic Post Office
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.
Baumgartner + Uriu
Rachel B. Hayes Studio
Höweler + Yoon
Johnston Marklee and Jonathan Olivares
Oyler Wu Collaborative
Plan B Architecture & Urbanism
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.
Etage Projects, Copenhagen
Pettersen & Hein
Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York
Volume Gallery, Chicago
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.
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.