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Wednesday, May 29 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Miller House and Architecture of Columbus, IN

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$95 (lunch included) Limited spaces available – reserve your spot today. Join fellow Annual Meeting attendees for a daylong tour of the architectural gems of Columbus, Indiana led by Tony Costello, Professor Emeritus X and Bradley Brooks, curator of the Miller House and Gardens. No tour of Columbus would be complete without touring the Miller House and Gardens. Commissioned by industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia Simons Miller in 1953, Miller House features the finest expressions of American modernism, following the tradition of renowned German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the open layout, flat roof, and stone and glass walls. Textile enthusiasts will love the rooms filled with textiles of vibrant colors and intricate patterns. The large geometric gardens feature dramatic honey locust trees and other botanical treasures. In 2000, the Miller House became the first National Historic Landmark to receive its designation while designer Dan Kiley was still living and while the house’s original owners still lived there. A true architectural treasure, the house showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers such as Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. By special arrangement, the curator of the Miller House and Gardens, Bradley Brooks will be leading this part of the tour. Columbus, Indiana, just under 50 miles south of Indianapolis, was founded at roughly the same time as the state capital but did not grow rapidly until after World War II. In 1954, the Cummins Engine Foundation was developed to attract young architectural talent to design a school in the area. Today, Columbus is ranked sixth in the nation by the American Institute of Architects for architectural innovation and design. National Geographic Traveler ranked Columbus as America’s most significant historic place on the strength of its architectural heritage. The city’s downtown contains more than 70 buildings by noted modern architects including I. M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, John Carl Warnecke, and Harry Weese, as well as public art works by internationally renowned architects and artists. Professor Costello will lead the group on a walking tour that will showcase the innovative and eclectic architecture. We will stop for lunch to give us strength for the afternoon walk. Enrich your 41st Annual Meeting experience by exploring all that Columbus has to offer! Tour goes rain or shine. The bus will need to depart at 8:30 am sharp to keep our appointment at Miller House. Please wear shoes that are good for walking!

Wednesday May 29, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
JW Marriott 2nd Floor Exit Near Griffin Hall (Maryland Street Side) 19 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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