In a few weeks, hundreds of professionals will travel to Indianapolis for the 2017 AIA Ohio Valley Convention. The three-day event brings together architects and allied professionals from three states: Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. This year, Drew White, FAIA, will speak at two breakout sessions and provide a walking tour of Indy’s Market East District. Here’s what you need to know about each session.
Columbus, Indiana: Living Proof that Good Design Matters
September 27, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Drew will join Steve Risting, AIA, of atelierRISTING, and moderator Tony Costello, FAIA, of Ball State University, for a discussion about this small Indiana city and its decades-long relationship with design. Steve will present the Columbus 2020 Plan, which guides downtown development, and Drew will present the programming, planning, and design of the Cummins LiveWell Center.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: Making of a World-Class Icon as a Catalyst for Smart Growth and Economic Development
September 28, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Drew will join Kevin Osburn, ASLA, and Cynthia Bowen, APA, both of Rundell Ernstberger Associates, to talk about the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. They will discuss the design and implementation of the Trail, and how it became an icon for Indianapolis. They also will address the Trail’s economic impact, its integration of green infrastructure, and how its principles are transferrable to other cities.
Walking Tour: Market East District
September 28, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
On this walking tour, Drew and Jake Plummer, AIA, of RATIO Architects, will focus on two recently completed projects in the Market East District: the Julia M. Carson Transit Center and the Cummins, Inc. headquarters building. Those who attend the tour will be able to explore two complementary building types, discuss the use of glass installations, and examine how private investment encouraged by city leaders led to development in the area.