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

Plans are well underway for the 2018 symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, created in partnership with Docomomo US, and developed in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects' Indiana and Kentucky Chapters and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

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