Defining Architectural Design Excellence: an AIA Committee on Design Conference, Columbus, Indiana, April, 2012 By John Morris Dixon, FAIA
March 2, 2013
The Committee on Design visited Columbus, Indiana in April, 2012. Click here to read the conference report written by John Morris Dixon, FAIA. Photos courtesy of Jim Childress, FAIA, Ann Thompson and Aaron Trahan.
February 3, 2013
In April, 2012, about 120 members of the Committee on Design went to Columbus, Indiana for our spring conference. Together we explored the architecture of the community, talked with many of the architects who designed the projects, and met with citizens who have been active in championing modern architecture. We also discussed and considered how to measure design excellence. The following film was created by Boaz Ashkenazy and his crew at Studio216 as an overview of what we saw and experienced.
For a guide of the projects we saw, and the people we met, please see the Committee on Design to Columbus, Indiana here.
COD Columbus, Indiana conference attendees will get a special visit to the Miller House in April; a perfect time to see landscape architect Dan Kiley’s vision for a sublime property. The work was a collaborative project with a brilliant architect, Eero Saarinen, and remains a prime example of the way in which architects and landscape architects should work together. Listen to Kiley’s son-in-law, landscape architect Chris Dunn describe aspects of the Miller House project in podcasts on the Committee On Design’s website. There are 7 podcasts, each less than 90 seconds, entitled:
Creating A Masterpiece
Honing His Skills On Hollin Hills
Kiley And His Modern Contemporaries
How The Gardens Evolved
The Perfect Project
The Making Of A Museum
Visual Connection To The Landscape