Learning Spaces


The large light-filled visual studies studio is an open-format space equipped with a 24" x 48" etching press, a 15" x 30" tabletop monotype press, easels, and worktables. It is fully stocked with materials for drawing, painting, and printmaking.

All visual studies studio classes share this flexible space. During non-class hours, you’ll have free use of this space as well as the fabrication lab space for developing course work and independent projects. State-of-the-art media technology is conveniently located at the end of the classroom behind a glass curtain wall.

art studio

Fabrication lab

The Fabrication Lab at the J. Irwin Miller Architecture program is a cutting-edge facility that enables you to dream big through prototyping and fabrication. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a CNC Router, laser engravers, 3D printers, and more. As part of Indiana University’s MAD LABS (Makerspaces for Art + Design), the facility is committed to providing the latest technology to enhance design and building in the digital era.

fabrication lab


The spacious exhibition gallery sits between the auditorium and the architecture and visual studies studios. It is equipped with directional and ambient lighting, polished concrete floors, and pristine white walls. This is where we install The Welcome Back Show, the Mid-Year and End-of-Year student exhibitions, and where we feature up to five solo or group exhibitions made by influential artists and architects from the nation and beyond. A glass entry wall welcomes viewers into this space where work is displayed with every attention to detail. This gallery’s museum-quality exhibitions and lively catered receptions are attended by members of the IU Bloomington and Columbus communities in addition to students and faculty of the Master of Architecture Program.

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art gallery


Our flexible auditorium space embodies the spirit of modernist, open-plan design. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for audio and visual presentations. The hall is home to the program’s public lecture series, which brings leading architects and artists from around the world to engage our students and the community with emerging ideas in the profession and academia. The auditorium is a dynamic environment, where studio critiques, presentations, conferences, and installations reverberate with creative energy.

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Exterior view of the famous North Christian Church in Columbus

The scalable city

Columbus, Indiana has been called the sixth most architecturally important city in the United States, alongside New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

What makes Columbus ideal for an architecture program is its size. Columbus has the institutions, aspirations, and conflicts of larger cities. It is small enough, though, to be understood in its totality, and for meaningful interventions to be made. The body of forces and influences that form the city of Columbus are lessons you can transfer to any city, anywhere in the world.

To live and work among this collection of buildings would be an invaluable experience for any student.

John Reed, Director of Design, Cannon Design, NYC

Miller M.Arch + Cummins

Headquartered in Columbus, Cummins Inc is an engine manufacturing company that has contributed to the city’s architectural excellence for more than 60 years.

The Cummins Foundation recommends architects for select public projects and funds the design portion of the architect fees. This vision began with Cummins’ former chairman and CEO J. Irwin Miller, whose Mid-Century modern home is now a national historic landmark and tourist attraction.

The J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program gives students the unique opportunity to collaborate with Cummins talent and resources. In 2017, the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design partnered with Cummins to build one of the largest 3D printed sculptures in the world.

Interior view of the conversation pit inside the famous Miller House in Columbus.

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The exterior of the Republic Building at night