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Columbus, Ind. Renews Its Big Design Legacy

By Ted Loos in New York Times

"It has an unusual depth of remarkable modern, postmodern and contemporary architecture, making it one of America’s most design-sophisticated communities...But the most iconic structures were constructed decades ago, and so the town, with a “let’s put on a show” spirit, has decided to breathe new life into the local legacy."

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Exhibit Columbus: A New Era of Celebrating Design

By Amanda Dameron in Dwell

"We are at our best when we collaborate; communities thrive when citizens share a commitment to the future. This is perfectly illustrated in Columbus, Indiana, the site of many an architecture student’s pilgrimage. Here, a family’s dedication to modern design led to a rich, and arguably unmatched, urban tapestry."

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Local response to Exhibit Columbus opening great start for community

Staff Reports in The Republic

"Residents have been flocking to the works to see what they’re like, and the works have become great conversation starters. Social media has been lit up with photographs and comments about the installations. Exhibit Columbus has been a big hit with younger residents, too."

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Architects take to the streets for the inaugural edition of Exhibit Columbus

By Sam Lubell in Wallpaper*

"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."

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Exhibit Columbus: A midwest town reasserts its modern architectural heritage

By Patrick Sisson in Curbed

"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."

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These 7 Groups are Blending Research, Activism, and Critical Thought in Architecture

By Vera Sacchetti

"Founded in 2015 to celebrate the rich architectural heritage of Columbus, Indiana, preservation group Landmark Columbus launched a multiyear initiative called Exhibit Columbus with a symposium in the fall of 2016 and a competition for the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize."

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Why Columbus, Indiana Matters

By David Sokol

"Yet a trove of avant-garde architecture—seven National Historic Landmarks from the mid-20th century and many more buildings that exemplify design since then—suggests that the city, population 45,000, prefers to look forward. When it opens in August, the design initiative Exhibit Columbus—in its second year, comprising 15 installations throughout downtown—will underscore this pairing of heartland and modernism."

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Recent Articles

Design Renaissance in Columbus, Indiana

By David Sokol

September 21, 2017

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12990...


Exhibit Columbus: An Expert’s Review

By Sarah Green

September 11, 2017

https://www.indianapolismonthly.com/arts-culture/e...

Columbus Reconsidered: Can Exhibit Columbus help spur a renewed appreciation for this Midwestern Epicenter of Modernism?

By Mimi Zeiger in Architect

September 7, 2017

http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/columbus-r...


Architects take to the streets for the inaugural edition of Exhibit Columbus.

By Sam Lubell in Wallpaper*

September 4, 2017

https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/exhibit-col...


A tiny town in Indiana is a must-see mecca of mid-century modern design.

By Anne Quito in Quartz

September 3, 2017

https://qz.com/1064746/how-columbus-indiana-became...


Exhibit Columbus: A midwest town reasserts its modern architectural heritage.

By Patrick Sisson in Curbed

September 1, 2017

https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/1/16240588/exhibit-c...


Exhibit Columbus

In Domus

August 31, 2017

http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/2017/08/31/...


Snarkitecture and Formafantasma create street installations for Exhibit Columbus.

By Dan Howarth in Dezeen

August 31, 2017

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/08/31/snarkitecture-fo...


Interactive Initiative Brings Art, Architecture and Design into Focus in Columbus.

In Editorial at Large

August 1, 2017

https://editoratlarge.com/articles/interactive-ini...


Columbus’s New World

By Ed Stocker in Monocle

July 27, 2017

https://monocle.com/magazine/the-escapist/2017/columbus-s-new-world/’


Design Destination: Discover Exhibit Columbus

By Abigail Stone

July 18, 2017

http://www.californiahomedesign.com/destinations/2...


At Exhibit Columbus, Students Get a Chance to Test Their Ideas in the Real World

By Nicholas Korody

June 15, 2017

http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at...


Hello, Columbus: A small Indiana Town Gives Chicago A Run For Its Architectural Legacy

By Philip Berger in Newcity Design

July 14, 2017

https://design.newcity.com/2017/07/14/hello-columb...


Exhibit Columbus: A New Era of Celebrating Design

By Amanda Dameron in Dwell

July 12, 2017

https://www.dwell.com/article/exhibit-columbus-a-n...


Miller Prize Winners to Design Installations for Columbus Landmarks

By Symone Garvett in Architect Magazine

July 9, 2017

http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/miller-pri...


Get the Scoop on Exhibit Columbus with Designer Jonathan Nesci

In Dwell

July 5, 2017

https://www.dwell.com/article/get-the-scoop-on-exh...


18 Great Summer Escapes

In Cincinnati Magazine

June 2017

http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/features/18-grea...


Curbed’s guide to architectural tourism across the U.S.

By Patrick Sisson

May 24, 2017

https://www.curbed.com/maps/summer-trip-must-see-b...


On The Drawing Board: Wiikiaami pavilion Columbus, Indiana.

By Herbert Wright in Blueprint

July 11, 2017


Why Columbus, Indiana, Should Be On Your Design Itinerary This Year

By Ian Volner in Surface

July 3, 2017

http://www.surfacemag.com/articles/columbus-indiana-architecture-design-richard-mccoy/

Articles by Year

2017

Anticipation Builds for Architecture: Exhibit Columbus to Reveal 18 New Installations.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
June 7, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/06/07/anticipation...


Complementary Creation: Los Angeles Designers Accent Irwin Conference Center.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
March 25, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/03/25/complementar...


Design Work at Library Plaza to Give Columbus a Lift.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
February 4, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/02/04/design_work_...


First (Christian) Things First.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
January 24, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/01/24/first_christ...


Student Design Selected for Event: ‘Between the Threads’ Earns Spot at Exhibit Columbus Architectural Exhibit.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
March 8, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/03/08/student_desi...


An Indiana Town’s Big Bet on International Business Pays Off.
By Will Connors in The Wall Street Journal
April 10, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-indiana-towns-big-...


Indiana Town Preserves its Historic Architecture, Without a Protective Law.
By Will Connors in The Wall Street Journal
April 10, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/indiana-town-preserve...


Towns Global Business Pays Off.
By Will Connors in The Wall Street Journal
April 11, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-indiana-towns-big-...


Friends of First Christian Church Launched; First Project Announced at Public Program.
By Alan Gilbert and Tracy Souza in Heritage Fund
January 16, 2017.
Up-and-Coming Architects receive chance to design Columbus’ future.
By Steve Mannheimer in Indy Star
January 9, 2017
http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/arts/2...


Winners of Architect Competition Revealed.
By Steve Mannheimer in Indy Star
January 8, 2017 http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/arts/2...


Awaiting an Encore: Crump Theatre Caretakers Hope for a New Investor.
By Julie McClure in The Republic
February 5, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/02/05/crump_theatr...


Why Every Design Fan Should Visit Columbus, Indiana.
By Tim McKeough in Architectural Digest
April 12, 2017
http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/why-every...


Exhibit Columbus names Miller Prize Winners.
By Mather Messner in The Architects Newspaper
https://archpaper.com/?s=Exhibit+Columbus+names+Mi...


Art Project’s Inclusion of Students Great Opportunity.
Opinion piece in The Republic
March 8, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/03/08/art_projects...


Community Plan to Preserve Architectural Gems Sensible.
Opinion piece in The Republic
February 5, 2017
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/02/05/community_ap...


These Independent Groups are Blending Research, Activism, and Critical Thought in Architecture
By Vera Sacchetti in Metropolis
April 11, 2017
http://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/independ...


These Independent Groups Are Blending Research, Activism, and Critical Thought in Architecture.
By Vera Sacchetti in Metropolis
April 11, 2017 http://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/independ...


Why Columbus, Indiana, Matters.
By David Sokol in Departures
April 21, 2017
https://www.departures.com/art-culture/architectur...


2016


Exhibition Revives Dormant Architectural Legacy of Columbus, Indiana.
By Jake Bittle in Architectural Record
September 29, 2016
http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/11932-....


Behind the Design: Architecture Symposium Draws Almost 500.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
October 02, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/10/02/behind_the_d...


Behind the Design: Architecture Symposium Draws Almost 500 to Columbus.
By Brian Blair in Vincennes Sun-Commercial
October 05, 2016
http://www.suncommercial.com/news/article_f1b4a9dc...

Exhibit Columbus Has Eye on the Prize.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
July 01, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/07/01/exhibit_colu...


Exhibit Columbus Symposium Coming to City.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
April 30, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/04/30/exhibit_colu...

Helping 'a Beacon' Shine on.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
January 16, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/01/16/helping_a_be...


Landmark Advocate Pushes for Tax Breaks for Filmmakers.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
August 05, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/08/05/landmark_adv...

Lights…Camera…: Independent film puts city’s architecture in spotlight.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
August 5, 2016. Accessed March 10, 2017.


Panel Discussion Explores Architecture’s Role.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
September 23, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/09/23/panel_discus...


Speaker: Artwork Shapes Outlook.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
April 30, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/04/30/speaker_artw...


Symposium Logo Pays Homage to Millers, Top Designers.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
September 29, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/09/29/what_to_you_...


That’s a Wrap, ‘Columbus’: Filming Ends Today for Cho, other Actors.
Brian Blair in The Republic
August 20, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/08/20/thats_a_wrap...


The Little-Known Indiana Town That Modernism Built.
By Diana Budds in Co. Design
October 31, 2016
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3064965/wanderlust/th...


City of Columbus Indiana.
Exhibit Columbus Symposium Highlights Impact of Architecture in Community - City of Columbus Indiana.
http://www.columbus.in.gov/news/exhibit-columbus-s...


Detroit Leaders to Visit City.
By Olivia Covington in The Republic
May 29, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/05/29/detroit_lead...


Stopping 'Chaos': Sculpture at Standstill for Repairs.
By Olivia Covington in The Republic
March 21, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/03/21/stopping_cha...


Best of Indy Editors' Picks: Filmmakers, Finales and Fine Arts.
In NUVO
October 12, 2016
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/best-of-indy-edit...


Columbus, Indiana, Launches Design Biennial to Highlight Modern Architecture Heritage.
By Barbara Eldredge in Curbed
May 09, 2016
http://www.curbed.com/2016/5/9/11635214/columbus-i...


Exhibit Columbus to Unveil Thursday.
On WIN104.9
May 2, 2016
http://win1049.com/exhibit-columbus-to-unveil-thur...


Attention Modernist Architecture Lovers: Visit Columbus, Indiana.
By Shaunacy Ferro in Mental Floss
October 27, 2016
http://mentalfloss.com/article/88034/attention-mod...


Building Columbus, and Some of the Country's Best Architecture.
By Dan Grossman in NUVO
July 27, 2016
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/building-columbus...


Some Thoughts on Exhibit Columbus.
By Dan Grossman in NUVO
October 3, 2016
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/some-thoughts-on-...


Is Columbus's Modernist Legacy at Risk?
By Karim Reed in Architect
July 2016, 79-88
http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/is-columbu...


Exhibit Columbus Coaxes City Beyond Historic Preservation | Arts and Music - Indiana Public Media.
By Yaël Ksander in Arts and Music - Indiana Public Media
September 22, 2016
http://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/exhibit-columbu...


Public Art Fosters Community Ownership.
By Harry McCawley in The Republic
March 03, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/03/03/public_art_f...


Quite a Fish Tale.
By Harry McCawley in The Republic
June 16, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/06/16/quite_a_fish...


Exhibit Columbus Kicks Off.
By Dan McGowan in Inside INdiana Business
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/3327975...


Exhibit Columbus Kicks off with Public Symposium.
By Mathew Messner in The Architects Newspaper.
October 07, 2016
https://archpaper.com/2016/10/exhibit-columbus-kic...


Ten finalists present installation proposals for Exhibit Columbus.
By Mathew Messner in The Architects Newspaper.
December 20, 2016
https://archpaper.com/2016/12/ten-finalists-instal...


Columbus’s ‘Foundations and Futures’ Celebrates City’s Unique Architectural Heritage.
In WFHB
September 27, 2016.
http://wfhb.org/news/columbuss-foundations-and-fut...


Recent Opportunities: Foundations and Futures
2016 Exhibit Columbus Symposium.
September 29, 2016
http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/recent-opportu...


Exhibit Columbus Design Event Proved Great Showcase of City
In The Republic
October 13, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/10/13/exhibit_colu...


Exhibit Columbus Leaders Bring in Speaker from Grand Rapids.
In The Republic
June 28, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/06/28/exhibit_colu...


Heritage Fund 40th Annual Meeting Today.
In The Republic
May 12, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/05/12/heritage_fun...


Lego Challenge Builds on City's Architectural Foundations.
In The Republic
May 26, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/05/26/lego_challen...


See Modern Neighborhoods on 2 Wheels.
In The Republic
April 27, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/04/27/see_modern_n...


Walking Tour Traces Steps to Public Art.
In The Republic
October 25, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/10/25/walking_tour...


You’ve Got This: What Three Elements in the City Inspired the Exhibit Columbus Logo?
In The Republic
September 28, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/09/28/youve-got-th...


8 Must-See Columbus Artworks - Besides the Famed Architecture.
By Chris Sims in Limestone Post Magazine
September 22, 2016
http://www.limestonepostmagazine.com/8-must-see-co...


One-to-One #41 with Deborah Berke.
By Amelia Taylor-Hochberg in One-to-One.
October 10, 2016
http://archinect.com/news/article/149972961/one-to...


No Sage on Stage: ‘Exhibit Columbus’ shines loving light on Indiana’s architectural hotspot, on Archinect Sessions #83.
By Amelia Taylor-Hochberg in Archinect
September 29, 2016
https://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sa...


Columbus, Indiana – “The New Detroit”?
In The Architects Newspaper
December 14, 2016
https://archpaper.com/2016/12/columbus-indiana-the...


911 Call for Historic Bartholomew County Courthouse.
By Mark Webber in The Republic
October 12, 2016
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/10/12/911_call_for...


Zahner to Speak at Exhibit Columbus Biennial - Zahner.
In Zahner
September 23, 2016
http://blog.azahner.com/2016/09/23/zahner-to-speak...


2015


City Markets Pump House to Developers.
By Megan Banta in The Republic
February 16, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/02/16/city_markets...


Big Numbers Help Tell Community's Tourism Story.
By Brian Blair The Republic
August 27, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/08/27/big_numbers_...


Chaos Returns to Life.
By Brian Blair in The Republic
April 03, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/04/03/chaos_return...


Walk This Way to Columbus' Most Unique Art.
By Olivia Covington in The Republic
October 18, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/10/18/walk_this_wa...


In Search of City's Lost Art.
Jenny Elig
March 01, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/03/01/in_search_of...


Letter: Reader Sends Thanks for Cleanup at Church.
Sheryl Elston in The Republic
August 21, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/08/21/letter_reade...


Exhibit Columbus to Feature New J. Irwin and Xenia Miller Prize.
May 5, 2015
http://1010wcsi.com/exhibit-columbus-to-feature-ne...


Crump's next Act: Attract a Buyer.
Chris Jones in The Republic
February 19, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/02/19/crumps_next_...


Landmark Group Invites Residents for a Chat about Historic Preservation.
Julie McClure in The Republic
October 23, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/10/23/landmark_gro...


The Republic
October 23, 2015
http://www.therepublic.com/2015/10/23/art_walking_...


Group Makes Big Impact with City's Heritage.
The Republic
October 18, 2015

http://www.therepublic.com/2015/11/18/group_makes_...