This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to Columbus; Indiana that is. We have already made the trip to Columbus, Ohio. This lesser known Columbus only has a population of 44,000 people, but for what it lacks in size it makes up in architecture. Columbus, perhaps, has more notable modern architecture buildings per capita than any city in the United States. In fact, it was much harder narrowing the list down to 12 projects than finding enough for the city guide. With the buildings not on the list, it will be impossible to please everyone. Notably our list doesn’t even include Romaldo Giurgola’s Columbus East High School, Cesar Pelli’s Commons Centre and Mall, and SOM’s Republic Newspaper Building. Take a look at the 12 on our list and add your favorites in the comment section below.
The Architecture City Guide: Columbus list and corresponding map after the break.
- Fire Station / Robert Venturi
- St. Peter’s Lutheran Church / Gunnar Birkets
- Irwin Union Bank and Addition / Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche (Addition)
- First Baptist Church / Harry Weese
- North Christian Church / Eero Sarrinen
- Mabel McDowell School / John Carl Warnecke
- Miller House / Eero Saarinen
- First Christian Church / Eliel Saarinen
- Cleo Rogers Memorial Library / I. M. Pei
- Columbus City Hall / Edward Charles Bassett/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
- SBC Switching Station / Paul Kennon
- Mill Race Park / Van Valkenburgh Associates