AUD•ible Design Field Trip: Columbus, IN and Cincinnati, OH

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AUD•ible Design Field Trip: Columbus, IN and Cincinnati, OH

AUD - ible Field Trip - Columbus, Indiana to Cincinnati, Ohio

April 21st - 23rd, 2017

In partnership with AIA, this trip counts for 8 Learning Units.



7am - Bus departs Nashville

12:30pm - Arrive in Columbus and check into Hotel Indigo

1pm - Picnic lunch in Mill Race park

     Explore Columbus!

          1) Miller House + Garden Tour

          2) Guided tour of Mill Race Park

          3) Landmarks Tour (Biking or walking)

          4) Visit Miller Prize Finalist Sites

5:30pm - Cocktail hour at Indiana University Center for Art+Design -- With local planners, architects, and public officials and a presentation by Yugon Kim, Miller Prize Winner

7pm - Dinner at Tre Bicchieri


9:15am - Board bus for a guided architecture tour to over 45 sites by world renowned architects

11:30am - Leave for Cincinnati

1pm - Explore Cincinnati on your own - Highlights include The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Contemporary Arts Center by Zaha Hadid, Smale Park, and the Terminal Building.

4pm - Check into 21c Cincinnati Hotel

6pm - Cocktail hour at 21c

7pm - Dinner in Cincinnati


9am - Leave for Over the Rhine neighborhood to explore the neighborhood and Washington Park

11:30am - Lunch at Findlay Market

2pm - Leave for Nashville, with a tour of Mariemont, Ohio led by TK Davis, FAIA 

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Columbus, Indiana “The Athens of the Prairie”

Columbus is an improbable town to say the least. The American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Even if you are not an architecture buff, this small, southern Indiana town is well worth the visit to explore its streets and study its buildings, for it is one of the rare places on earth where the idea that architecture can improve the human condition has been put to the test.

Trip Highlights include:

  • Mill Race Park Tour

The remarkable redesign of this city park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates will be the perfect lunch spot once we arrive in Columbus to stretch our legs and explore the over 700 acres of park and open space, and 20 miles of people trails.

  • Miller House and Garden Tour

Private tour of one of the most highly regarded mid-century modern homes, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, landscape architect Dan Kiley, and interiors by Alexander Girard.

  • Architecture Bus Tour

This guided bus tour shows many of the more than 70 notable buildings and public art installations created by the likes of Eero Saarinen, Deborah Berke, Harry Weese, Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei, Henry Moore, and Dale Chihuly.

Cincinnati, Ohio "The Queen City"

Cincinnati is one of the most diverse cities when it comes to history and design because of its impressive quantity and quality of architectural styles throughout the city. It features some of the most iconic Art Deco designs in the United States, and designs by architects such as Samuel Hannaford and Isaiah Rogers.

Trip Highlights include:

  • Tour of Smale Riverfront Park

Recipient of the the National Facility/Park Design Award by the National Recreation and Park Association, Smale Park includes feature such as interactive play space, majestics gardens, a carousel, and more!

  • John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Option to tour Zaha Hadid’s Contemporary Art Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and/ or a Beer Tunnel Tour

  • Cincinnati Museum Center “Union Terminal” - “One of the most iconic Art Deco masterpieces in the United States”

Over the Rhine Neighborhood Tour

We will look at the historic neighborhood of Over the Rhine, where there has been a lot of revitalization and renovations throughout the neighborhood.  After the neighborhood tour, we will explore Findlay Market for Lunch.

  • Tour of Mariemont, Ohio