Architecture and design event gets underway today

The second Exhibit Columbus symposium gets underway today with events at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

Today’s events include a tour of the archives from the Miller House and Garden, which are held by the museum. Those items to be displayed include original design drawings and floor plans of the Columbus home, designed by Eero Saarinen. A reception will be at the museum starting at 5 p.m. today.

The symposium alternates years with the design and architectural installations that dominated downtown Columbus last year. Richard McCoy, with Landmark Columbus, says that the symposium will allow the participants in next year’s installations to get to know the city.

McCoy said that this will be a good time for any interested residents to make suggestions for the designers to consider.

Last year’s Miller Prize winners were chosen in a competition, but that is changing this year, McCoy says.

The Exhibit Columbus activities will move to downtown Columbus tomorrow.