The symposium seeks to place the traditions and original vision of Columbus into a national perspective through presentations and dialogue between professionals and communities.

The 2018 National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, featured four days of engaging programming that explored how architecture, art, and design are being used to make people and cities stronger, and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating modern heritage into the future of cities.

2018 Symposium

The inaugural symposium, Foundations and Futures, was held in 2016 and drew an attendance of over 1,000 people from around the country. It featured international and community experts in design, fabrication, and education, and keynote speakers Deborah Berke, Robert A.M. Stern, and Will Miller in conversation with community leaders.

2016 Symposium