Columbus, Indiana: Mecca of Modern Architecture

With John Arbuckle

[Virtual tour] MAS virtual tours once again take us beyond the five boroughs, but this time more than just a day-trip. See the architectural treasures of Columbus, Indiana, boasting vastly more significant Modern architecture per capita than any other community in America. Its 50,000 citizens are surrounded by more than sixty buildings designed across eight decades by dozens of nationally recognized architects, including four Pritzker Prize winners.

Columbus became a Modern mecca largely through the patronage and influence of one man, J. Irwin Miller (1909-2004), longtime Chairman of the Cummins Engine Company, his family business, which grew under his leadership to become an international Fortune 500 Company. The tour will include works by Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Harry Weese, Richard Meier; Edward Larrabee Barnes, The Architects Collaborative; Kevin Roche; John M. Johansen; SOM, Robert Venturi; Gwathmey Siegel, César Pelli, and many others.

Guide John Arbuckle is President of DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State, the local chapter of an international organization dedicated to preserving Modern architecture. In 2014 he led a 3-day in-person tour of Columbus and Indianapolis.

For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.

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Sunday, February 26
11:00 AM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

The Miller House in Columbus, Indiana. Photo: John Arbuckle.