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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.

Miller M.Arch spaces

The J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program will launch in the newly outfitted Republic building. The building is an architecturally important modernist building that has been designated as a nationally recognized historic landmark since 2012. The School of Art, Architecture + Design will occupy the building starting in August and begin offering courses in the fall semester. 

Construction of the glass and steel Republic Newspaper Plant and Offices designed by prominent architect Myron Goldsmith were part of a master plan for Columbus conceived in part by the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architecture firm in the 1960s.

Spend a semester abroad with the Nomadic Studio

Become one of the first graduates of the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program at Indiana University

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