Friday April 29 – Saturday April 30, 2011
The Nashville Civic Design Center, with special guest Chase Rynd, Executive Director of the National Building Museum, invite you on a trip to explore two cities that have harnessed the power of design as a catalyst for economic development: Columbus, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. Columbus, with its innovative public/private partnerships and collection of modern architecture, has become the “Athens of the Prairie.” Louisville has successfully revitalized its downtown and reconnected with the waterfront through the cultivation of art and design.
Participants will have special access to a variety of experts on the unique venues as well as assets of these two cities, and the benefits they have experienced by using Design as a Catalyst.
$295*, all inclusive trip on a motor coach
with overnight stay at the Hotel Indigo in Columbus, IN
FRIDAY, April 29
Bus departs from Vanderbilt University. Breakfast of pastries, coffee and juice served on bus.
Video on unique architecture of Columbus & Commentary by Chase Rynd
Box lunch served on bus.
Arrive in Columbus; check-in at Hotel Indigo (400 Brown Street)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Docent guided tour of Columbus architecture, featuring the works of architects such as Eero and Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Michael van Valkenburgh
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Dinner and discussion led by Chase Rynd, at Smith’s Row Restaurant (cash bar)
SATURDAY, April 30
Country Style Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Guided walking tour of downtown, including the newly redeveloped Commons, by Koetter Kim & Associates
Depart for Louisville, KY
Lunch at 21c Hotel’s Proof Restaurant and presentation by docent on hotel’s art collection
Tour of Louisville Glassworks and Waterfront Park
Bus leaves for Nashville
Arrive in Nashville