Yugon Kim (Critic, Interior Architecture) is one of ten architects from across the United States 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 is currently taking place in Columbus, Ohio.
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 Associates
Mill Race Park (1992) by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with architecture by Stanley Saitowitz.
Kim will also participate in a gallery exhibition and presentation series. The other invited teams are:
Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch of ArandaLasch (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)
Chris Cornelius of studio;Indigenous (Milwaukee, WI)
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 the city” 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.”
More information on Exhibit Columbus can be found here