Spotlight on Speakers and Tours
Following kick-off events at Newfields and an exciting first full day of programs in Columbus on Thursday, September 27, the 2018 National Symposium continues on Friday, September 28.
Here's a look at the Friday Morning and Evening Conversations that take place in the sanctuary of First Christian Church, another one of Columbus' National Historic Landmarks and the first Modernist church in America (check out the breadth of leaders joining us below).
Also on the schedule for Friday, you won't want to miss the American Institute of Architects Trade Show from 12:00–6:00 pm in The Commons, plus more opportunities to go off-the-beaten path with the Business and Leisure Tour and the Connecting the Space Between: Landscapes Tour.
Family Legacy Walking Tour
Only four spots left! Trace the influences of business leaders, philanthropists, and architectural patrons from some of Columbus’ most prominent families. The contributions made by four generations of the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Family to Columbus’ worldwide reputation for architecture and design define our path through downtown Columbus, starting at the Irwin family home (now known as the Inn at Irwin Gardens) and continuing through Eliel Saarinen’s First Christian Church, Henry Moore’s Large Arch, and Alexander Girard’s interior design at 301 Washington Street.
Cummins Workplaces Walking Tour
Only four spots left! Experience the workplaces of Cummins Inc. that have been woven into the architectural fabric of downtown Columbus since the company was founded in 1919. See how the Cummins story intertwines with the city’s design history through a long tradition of adaptive reuse. Step inside a lobby with an illuminated sculptural ceiling designed by Alexander Girard within a 19th century office building and linger in Eero Saarinen’s iconic Irwin Union Trust Bank, which has found new life as the Cummins Irwin Conference Center.
Fire Stations Tour
Discover the playfulness of fire station design under the influence of Postmodern icon Robert Venturi. The first stop is at Fire Station #1, one of Columbus’ few surviving Art Deco buildings. Then to the centerpiece of the tour: completed in 1967, Fire Station # 4 is one of Venturi’s earliest building projects and a harbinger of his later style.