On August 26, the inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus, an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community, will open to the public. The exhibition will include six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities, that investigate the built environment of Columbus and involved working closely with members of the community.
Located on the grounds of Central Middle School and next to Lincoln Elementary, the University Installations will showcase the cutting-edge work of five midwestern universities with programs in architecture and design.
Ball State University
College of Architecture and Planning
The Ohio State University
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
University of Cincinnati
School of Architecture and Interior Design
University of Kentucky
College of Design, School of Architecture
University of Michigan
Architecture Program, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
In addition, at North Christian Church, Indiana University Center for Art + Design students will create an installation with the help of a designer-in-residence.
During the 2016–17 school year, a Design Team of students Columbus high schools is working with architecture and design professionals selected by IUCA+D to solve a design challenge: creating an Urban Oasis to provide shelter, relaxation, and information about Exhibit Columbus on the grounds of the LHP Historic Post Office.
Other projects are being developed with students of all ages in the community.
Interesting in following along with the progress? Make sure to check out the Exhibition Columbus Instagram account. More information can also be found at the Exhibition Columbus website, to relaunch shortly with a new design.
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