The Indianapolis International Airport is located off I-70 via exit 68, just five minutes west of I-465. Flight time from New York to Indianapolis is about two hours. We recommend renting a car at the airport to drive down to Columbus, or arranging to carpool with other attendees.
Columbus is located on I-65––about 45-minutes from downtown Indianapolis, one hour from Louisville, and 3.5 hours from Chicago.
On-Site Badge Pick-Up
Arriving Wednesday: Name badges and welcome materials will be available at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN).
Arriving Thursday–Saturday: Name badges and welcome materials will be available at The Commons (300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN).
Home to more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and public artworks by internationally noted architects and artists – including Eero and Eliel Saarinen, IM Pei, Kevin Roche, Harry Weese, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown to name just a few – Columbus, Indiana (population 46,000) is one of the most extraordinary design cities in the world.
We encourage all out-of-town attendees to reserve their hotel accommodations as soon as possible. Hotels regularly reach capacity in Columbus and we anticipate high demand during the symposium. Please visit columbus.in.us/lodging for hotel options.
For American Institute of Architects Members
If you are attending the symposium as an AIA member, a block has been reserved for you to book a room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (2820 Merchants Mile) or the Hilton Garden Inn (12210 N Executive Drive).
For Docomomo US Members
If you are attending the symposium as a Docomomo US member, a block has been reserved for you to book a room at the Courtyard Marriott (3888 Mimosa Drive).
Still, amid the small town charm and rows of Victorian buildings, Columbus is as much about the bold future as the warmly nostalgic past. Just look up at the architecture. Thanks to the patronage of J. Irwin Miller, the area’s midcentury industrial titan, this small city of 46,000 boasts more modern architectural marvels per capita than just about anywhere else in the country, and perhaps the world.