Finalists to present concepts to Exhibit Columbus on Saturday

Nationally recognized, emerging and established architects and designers on Saturday will present their concepts to make Columbus’ celebrated, iconic architecture even more noteworthy.

Organizers of these designers’ projects slated for the fall of 2017 hope these planned concepts for temporary art and architecture will build upon Columbus’ design legacy — and spur inspiration for more acclaimed buildings.

The 10 presentations from Exhibit Columbus’ J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize finalists from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall will be made before a jury of international leaders in architecture, art, and design and representatives of the Miller Prize sites.

Exhibit Columbus was launched earlier this year, and is a part of Landmark Columbus, caring for city’s architectural and cultural landmarks. Exhibit Columbus is receiving funding and other support from the nonprofit Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, plus donations from other foundations, individuals and corporations.

The initiative is an annual exploration of architecture, art, design. It alternates its programming between symposiums — the first was held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 — one year and exhibitions the next.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.