Columbus, Indiana is home to one of the most significant collections of modern architecture, art, and design in the world – consisting of more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and public works of art created by internationally celebrated creators.
Columbus’ most significant architectural investments have been made in schools, libraries, parks, civic amenities, health care facilities, and affordable housing. This remarkable design heritage remains a reflection of Columbus’ investment in design excellence, providing an ideal environment to explore how architecture, art, and design can improve people’s lives and make cities stronger.
The 2019 exhibition featured 18 site-responsive installations by architects, designers, academics, artists, and graphic designers. These designers created outdoor installations and experiences that use Columbus’ built heritage as inspiration and context, while highlighting the role that visionary community plays in growing a vibrant, sustainable, and equitable city.
The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize is the centerpiece of Exhibit Columbus’ exhibition and symposium and honors two great patrons of the Columbus community. The Miller Prize Recipients are international leaders that were selected for their commitment to the transformative power that architecture, art, and design has to improve people’s lives and make cities better places to live.