Following a highly successful and critically acclaimed inaugural exhibition in 2017 and the groundbreaking 2018 National Symposium Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, Exhibit Columbus announces the first public event of the 2019 exhibition: the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Design Presentations on Saturday, January 19.
Following a highly successful and critically acclaimed inaugural exhibition in 2017 and
the groundbreaking 2018 National Symposium Design, Community, and Progressive
Preservation, Exhibit Columbus announces the first public event of the 2019 exhibition:
the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Design Presentations on Saturday, January 19.
The 2018-19 Miller Prize Winners experienced Columbus this fall and visited the sites where
they will create temporary outdoor installations that respond to the context of Columbus’ built
heritage and the curatorial theme of Good Design in the Community. Drawing inspiration from
the title of the 1986 exhibition mounted by the National Building Museum when J. Irwin Miller
became the first living American inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fame, the 2019 exhibition
will expand on the theme in a tangible way as participants explore how architecture, art, and
design can improve people’s lives and make cities better places to live.
“This is a rare chance to experience the creative process firsthand,” said Anne Surak, director of
exhibitions for Exhibit Columbus. “The Design Presentations not only provide an exciting
opportunity to witness acclaimed international designers present their concepts in a public
format––but it also gives everyone a look at what is to come.”
Agency Landscape + Planning
Site: AT&T Facility, 1978, Paul Kennon of Caudill Rowlett Scott
Bryony Roberts Studio
(New York, NY)
Site: Columbus City Hall, 1981, Edward Charles Bassett, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
Frida Escobedo Studio
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Site: Cleo Rogers Memorial Library Plaza, 1971, I.M. Pei and Partners
MASS Design Group
(Boston, MA; Kigali, Rwanda)
Site: Central Middle School, 2007, Ralph Johnson of Perkins + Will
(New York, NY)
Site: Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn, 1871-74, Isaac Hodgson
The Design Presentations also feature the 2018–19 University Design Research Fellows.
Representing eight universities, these fellows will translate their innovative research into
installations and experiences that explore ways in which architecture and design can improve
cities and advance new practices in design and fabrication.
“We’re growing a network of university professors in the middle of the country that are unified
in their interest to advance architecture and design,” said Surak. “It will be exciting to have the
university fellows present the same day as the Miller Prize Winners.”
Viola Ago and Hans Tursack The Ohio State University and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Michigan
Ball State University
Sean Lally and Matthew Wizinsky
University of Illinois at Chicago and
University of Cincinnati
Daniel Luis Martinez and Etien Santiago
University of Tennessee
Saturday, January 19 at The Commons
10:00 am – 12:30 pm / University Design Research Fellows
12:30 – 1:30 pm / Lunch (provided to ticket holders)
2:00 – 4:30 pm / Miller Prize Presentations
Exhibit Columbus seeks to celebrate Columbus’ design heritage while making it relevant to new communities. Exhibit Columbus is the signature project of Landmark Columbus, which was created in 2015 to “care for the design heritage of Columbus and inspire communities to use architecture, art, and design to improve people’s lives and make cities better places to live.” Landmark Columbus is a program of Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. Exhibit Columbus operates with legacy support from Ball State University, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus Museum of Art Design, Columbus Regional Health, Cummins Inc., Deer Crossing Fund, Efroymson Family Fund, Haddad Foundation, Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Indiana University, Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation, Johnson Ventures, Moravec Realty, Schumaker Family, SIHO Insurance Services, and others.
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