The 2016 Symposium Foundations and Futures was the first major public event to introduce the inaugural cycle of Exhibit Columbus. Three co-chairs each curated a series of speakers and conversations around these themes: Modern Art & Life, Making and Maintaining, and Architecture & Industry in the Future.

2016 Symposium Presenting Sponsor

College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University

Keynote Session Co-Sponsors

Columbus Regional Health and Architect's Newspaper

Session Sponsors

Archinect and Bustler, City of Columbus, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus Museum of Art and Design, Indiana University, Noblitt Fabricating, and The Republic Newspaper.

Reception Sponsors

Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Modern, Indiana University, and Docomomo-US.

Media Sponsors

Architect's Newspaper, Archinect and Bustler, and The Republic Newspaper.

2016 Symposium

Foundations and Futures

Watch the 2016 Symposium Sessions on YouTube.

Foundations and Futures Co-chairs:

Tricia Gilson, Kevin Klinger, Michelangelo Sabatino

Keynote Speakers

Michael Van Valkenburgh

Deborah Berke

Robert A.M. Stern

Will Miller


Alexandra Lange


Anne Surak

Ball-Nogues Studio

Baumgartner + Uriu

Ben Wever

Bill Jensen

Clarissa Cook

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen

Erin Hetrick

Ethan Crough

Fabio Gramazio

Höweler + Yoon


Janice Shimizu and Joshua Coggeshall

Jeff Brown

Jennifer Rumsey

Jochen Eisenbrand

Johnston Marklee and Jonathan Olivares

Joshua Giebel with students from Columbus, Indiana

Kevin Klinger

L. William Zahner

Mark Burry

Marleen Newman

Mary Chandler

Michelangelo Sabatino

Oyler Wu Collaborative

Plan B Architecture & Urbanism

Rachel B. Hayes Studio

Ron Henderson

Steve Forster


T. Kelly Wilson

Tricia Gilson

Wil Marquez

William Kreysler