9:00-10:30 am – Morning Conversation (1): Never Built Columbus
For every iconic landmark in Columbus, many more were projected but never constructed. How do they linger in the community’s collective memory and alter the terrain for future projects? In this session, researchers and practitioners discuss some of the most innovative ideas that never came to fruition and trace the ways they have shaped Columbus. What can Columbus, or any community that values design, learn from exploring their unbuilt past? Speakers include Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, authors of Never Built New York and Never Built Los Angeles. This conversation will be moderated by independent architectural historian Enrique Ramirez.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm – Morning Conversation (2): Interpreting Residential Modern
What happens when the house of the future becomes a historic landmark? This session explores the interpretation, adaptation, preservation, and use of iconic modern homes as they age. Learn from the current stewards of these homes about innovative approaches to building a sustainable future for modern homes. Speakers include Jorge Otero-Pailos, the director of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, whose project at Philip Johnson’s Glass House reconstructed the scents of the iconic home; and Ben Wever from the Miller House and Garden, who is charged with caring for Dan Kiley’s landscape at Eero Saarinen’s midcentury masterpiece in the 21st century.
1:30-2:30 pm – AIA Indiana Design and Service Awards
2:00-4:00 pm – Afternoon Tours in Columbus
2:00-4:00 pm – Documentary Screening and Q&A with Eric Saarinen
Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen. Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch, North Christian Church and the Miller House in Columbus, and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Following the screening, participate in a Q&A with Saarinen’s son, director of photography and co-producer Eric Saarinen, ASC. Eric will also preview his upcoming documentary project that explores the work of his grandfather, Eliel Saarinen. This event is ticketed and takes place at Yes Cinemas ($10).
3:00-5:00 pm – Afternoon Conversation: States of Design Education in the Region
Presented by Ball State University and Indiana University
Leaders from the six universities that participated in the inaugural round of Exhibit Columbus discuss the state of architectural design education, followed by an introduction of the 2018-19 Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellows. Speakers include:
- Todd Gannon of The Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
- Sharon Haar of the University of Michigan Taubman College Architecture Program
- Jeffrey Johnson of the University of Kentucky School of Architecture
- Edward Mitchell of the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design
- Andrea Swartz of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning
- T. Kelly Wilson of Indiana University’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program
5:00-6:00 pm – Evening Reception at North Christian Church
6:00-7:30 pm – Evening Conversation: The Past is Present
This conversation places adaptive re-use, preservation projects, and global strategies in the context of a wider dialogue about the afterlife of the original designers’ intention and approach. Hear from leading voices working to connect, maintain, and protect design heritage while also addressing current and future building needs. Speakers include Susan Saarinen, principal of Saarinen Landscape Architecture, who shares her perspectives on continuing a family legacy dedicated to architecture, art, and design. This conversation is moderated by Theodore Prudon, president of Docomomo US.
8:00-11:00 pm – Opening Night Party at the Columbus Pump House
Attendance is included with your purchase of a complete 4-day complete symposium package and 3-day symposium package. Tickets to this exclusive event are also available for individual purchase ($75).