If you are going to visit Columbus, Indiana with the Committee On Design’s Conference (April 12 – 15, 2012) and people raise their eyebrows and query, “Why Columbus, of all places?” You can say, “Because there is a unique collection of over 80 modern buildings, designed by nationally and internationally noted architects, including Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen, I.M Pei, Harry Weese, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, SOM and many more, making it one of the highest ranked cities in the U.S. for innovation and architectural design – according to AIA members.” Not only that, it was ranked 11th by National Geographic Traveler’s on a list of 109 historic locations to visit worldwide.
Visit the COD website for more information and follow the conference on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. We’ll be using the hashtag #CODColumbus during the Conference. The Committee On Design also has a Pinterest account with a board awaiting images from the Columbus Conference.
Thanks to John Winniger at WTIU – Indiana University, you can watch a short video entitled, Our Town Columbus, that offers a few more reasons why Columbus is a great place to visit.