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UWMilwaukee's Chris Cornelius invited to participate in Miller Prize competiition

By snatraj
May 13, '16 11:22 AM EST

Assoc. Prof. Chris Cornelius (studio;Indigenous) is one of ten architects invited to participate in the inaugural J. Irwin Miller and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition, which will coincide with the inaugural 2016 symposium for Exhibit Columbus, “Foundations and Futures,” which will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. in Columbus, Indiana.

Through a juried competition, the Miller Prize will be awarded to five designers and design teams
who will design, build, and install temporary projects in response to one of five sites, each of which is a Columbus icon. This competition’s name honors the legacy of two of the twentieth century’s greatest patrons of architecture, design, and art, and a family whose visionary commitment to  community remains unparalleled.

The five sites that will host Miller Prize installations in 2017 are:
• First Christian Church (1942) by Saarinen and Saarinen
• Irwin Conference Center (1954) by Eero Saarinen and Associates
• Bartholomew County Public Library (1969) by I.M. Pei and Partners
• Cummins Corporate Office Building (1984) by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo
• Mill Race Park (1992) by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with architecture
by Stanley Saitowitz.

Prof. Cornelius will also participate as one of the ten, in a gallery exhibition of and a series of presentations. The other invited teams are:
• Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch of Aranda\Lasch (Tucson, AZ and NewYork, NY)
• Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu of Baumgartner + Uriu (Los Angeles,CA)
• Rachel Hayes (Tulsa, OK)
• Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon of Höweler + Yoon (Boston, MA)
• Yugon Kim of IKD (Boston, MA)
• Mel Kendrick (New York, NY)
• Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee in collaboration with Jonathan Olivares (Los Angeles, CA)
• Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative (Los Angeles, CA)
• Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendes of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism (Boston, MA)

“Exhibit Columbus" will encourage visitors to explore the design legacy of Columbus while re-energizing the community around the potential to realize new designs in Columbus,” said Richard McCoy, director of Landmark Columbus. “This innovative program is a model that talks about the importance of place and community, themes that are nationally relevant".

Exhibit Columbus is a project of Landmark Columbus. Created in 20015, Landmark Columbus cares for and celebrates the worldrenowned design heritage of the Columbus, Indiana, area.