The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition honors two great patrons of architecture, art, and design by furthering their mission to make Columbus the best community of its size. Ten Miller Prize finalists participated in the 2016 symposium, sharing their unique design perspectives in panel discussions and an exhibition of their work. The finalists’ experience at the symposium and on-site in Columbus enabled them to create exciting design proposals that responded thoughtfully to the history of the five sites. They returned later that year to present these proposals to a jury of international experts and local site representatives as well as an audience of community members at Columbus City Hall.

The jury selected the five prize-winning designs that have transformed the cityscape during the 2017 exhibition and sparked new conversations about the power of design.

2016 Miller Prize Jury

Sean Anderson, Museum of Modern Art
Lise Anne Couture, Asymptote Architecture
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Dung Ngo, August Editions
Jason Hatton, Bartholomew County Public Library
Mark Jones, Columbus Parks and Recreation
Brad Manns, Cummins Inc.

First Christian Church (1942)
by Saarinen and Saarinen

Irwin Conference Center (1954)
by Eero Saarinen and Associates

Cleo Rogers Memorial Library (1969)
by I.M. Pei and Partners

Cummins Corporate Office Building (1984)
by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates

Mill Race Park (1992)
by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with architecture by Stanley Saitowitz.

Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch
Aranda\Lasch (Tucson, AZ and New York, NY)

Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
Ball-Nogues Studio (Los Angeles, CA)

Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu
Baumgartner + Uriu (Los Angeles, CA)

Rachel Hayes
Rachel B. Hayes Studio (Tulsa, OK)

Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon
Höweler+Yoon (Boston, MA)

Yugon Kim and Tomomi Itakura
IKD (Boston, MA)

Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, and Jonathan Olivares
Johnston Marklee and Jonathan Olivares (Los Angeles, CA)

Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu
Oyler Wu Collaborative (Los Angeles, CA)

Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendis
Plan B Architecture & Urbanism (New Haven, CT)

Chris Cornelius
studio:indigenous (Milwaukee, WI)