Miller Prize Design Presentations set for Jan. 19th

Exhibit Columbus has announced the first public event of the 2019 exhibition: the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Design Presentations on Saturday, Jan. 19th.

Organizers say the 2018-19 Miller Prize Winners experienced Columbus this fall and visited the sites where they will create temporary outdoor installations that respond to the context of Columbus’ built heritage and the curatorial theme of “Good Design in the Community.”

The 2018–19 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients and Installation Sites are as follows:

– Agency Landscape + Planning
(Cambridge, MA)
Site: AT&T Facility, 1978, Paul Kennon of Caudill Rowlett Scott

– Bryony Roberts Studio
(New York, NY)
Site: Columbus City Hall, 1981, Edward Charles Bassett, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

– Frida Escobedo Studio
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Site: Cleo Rogers Memorial Library Plaza, 1971, I.M. Pei and Partners

– MASS Design Group
(Boston, MA; Kigali, Rwanda)
Site: Central Middle School, 2007, Ralph Johnson of Perkins + Will

(New York, NY)
Site: Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn, 1871-74, Isaac Hodgson

The Design Presentations also feature the 2018–19 University Design Research Fellows. Representing eight universities, organizers say these fellows will “translate their innovative research into installations and experiences that explore ways in which architecture and design can improve cities and advance new practices in design and fabrication.”

The 2018–19 University Design Research Fellows are:

– Viola Ago and Hans Tursack
– The Ohio State University and
– Massachusetts Institute of Technology
– Sean Ahlquist
– University of Michigan
– Christopher Battaglia
– Ball State University
– Sean Lally and Matthew Wizinsky
– University of Illinois at Chicago and
– University of Cincinnati
– Daniel Luis Martinez and Etien Santiago
– Indiana University
– Marshall Prado
– University of Tennessee

The schedule for the Jan. 19th event is as follows:

10:00 am – 12:30 pm / University Design Research Fellows
12:30 – 1:30 pm / Lunch (provided to ticket holders)
2:00 – 4:30 pm / Miller Prize Presentations