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June 26 to July 1, 2022

 Some sites do not take more than 12 people at the same time,

there will be a maximum of 11 of us, therefore I need to know extremely soon who wants to come.   

(The trip to Columbus, May 10-15, was sold out in 3 days.)


(We will respect all the rules related to Covid-19 that maybe during our trip.

The city will not ask people to wear masks outside after May 3, but they may still be obligatory inside some buildings) 

Columbus' reputation as one of the richest architectural cities in the country is growing all the time.  

AIA describes it as the nation's 6th most architecturally important city.

This amazing display of superior design came from the vision of J. Irwin Miller, 2nd CEO and a nephew of a Co-Founder of Cummins Inc.,

the Columbus-headquartered diesel engine manufacturer.

He instituted a program in which the Cummins company paid the architects' fees, he thought could do honor to the city.  

The plan was initiated with public schools and was so successful that Miller decided to defray the design costs of fire stations,

public housing, and other community structures. 

The high number of notable public buildings and sculptures in the Columbus area, designed by such individuals as

Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Robert Venturi, Cesar Pelli, Kevin Roche and Richard Meier

have led to Columbus earning the nickname "Athens of the Prairie."

Columbus has seven buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners:
Kevin Roche (4), I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi
and seven American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winners.


Download a PD list of all the architects & architectural firms that have worked in Columbus 

Six buildings, built between 1942 and 1965, are National Historic Landmarks,

and approximately 60 other buildings sustain the Bartholomew County's reputation as a showcase of modern architecture.

The Columbus Area Visitors Center has done an excellent job at promoting this extraordinary city so rich in architectural gems.

It is a city that makes you wonder why other towns are not paying more attention to better design by offering architects the means

to create aesthetically and practical buildings that could add to the pleasure of the eyes of his inhabitants and visitors.

What people who were on the May 10 to 15 tour to Columbus, Indiana, thought:


After 15 years of taking your Continuing Education Seminars, & earlier this month my first travel to Columbus Ind., I want to let you know the enjoyment I had with you & the other Architects & designers discovering what a small community has accomplished for more than 50 years.

I always looked forward to your seminars in Florida. I was always hesitant to bring my wife along. Now I can’t wait for the next trip you have planned. Your knowledge of architecture & all the Arts from music to painters, has driven me to extreme design for my clients.

You have made me more aware of our environment which I have instituted in our projects. Once again, thanks for all you brought to me & others in the last tour.

Steven Cohen, AIA

Dear Jean:

The trip to Columbus to visit the array of buildings by so many renowned architects in one small town was exciting, and it was a great pleasure.  Your knowledge and expertise in explaining and discussing these works were, as usual, exceptional.  The arrangements for guides and transportation to get us around the area went smoothly and made it easy for us to see everything. 

We have learned, over the years, that when we travel with you to significant places, be it Morocco or Italy or Columbus, Indiana, it will be a rich and well-organized experience.  It will also be fun!

Thanks much, Jean!

Best, Bill

William C. Zoller AIA

William & Janice Zoller traveled with me to Southwest France, Morocco, Northern Italy and took many CEU Seminars since 2014.

Comments Columbus


5 nights in Columbus ~ 1 night in Indianapolis

2 dinners - 6 lunches - 6 breakfasts


Accident/sickness insurance


Transportation: - from Indianapolis Airport to hotel in Columbus; - while visiting sites in Columbus and Indianapolis;

from Columbus back to Indianapolis; - back to Indianapolis airport.


Visit of the Miller house and gardens designed by Eero Saarinen - Guided visits of Columbus' architectural gems

and street art works comprising of more than 60 buildings.

22 HSW CEU/LU + up to 10 more free CEUS if needed.

 $2,288 per person in double occupancy ~  $ 500 supplement in single occupancy


Day 1 - Sunday June 26 - D1:

Fly to Indianapolis.(Airfare not included) Upon arriving, take a shuttle to Columbus. There will a late morning and early Hotel shuttle to take you to Columbus. If for any reasons this is not convenient, a Shuttle Service scheduled every 2 hours from 6:35AM at the Indianapolis Airport will take you to your hotel. After you sign up for our trip, you will receive all the informations needed to find the departure spot.

The fare is included). 

Tonight we will have an excellent dinner together. 

Night in Columbus

Day 2 - Monday June 27 - B1-L1:
Each day there will be different buildings to visit, from the SEVEN buildings included in the exclusive National Historic Landmarks program, to the NINETY + noticeable buildings designed by architects like I.M. Pei, Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier, Harry Weese, Dale Chihuly, Cesar Pelli, SOM, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, HOK, etc…..

We will also visit the Miller House designed by Eero Saarinen, one of the most beautiful mid-century modern houses.

Night in Columbus

Day 3 - Tuesday June 28 - B2-L2:

There are about SEVENTEEN schools designed by talented architects between 1967 and 20111.

FOURTEEN Public Buildings are worth a look including the 1969 Cleo Rogers Memorial Library by I.M. Pei, the 1970 Columbus Post Office by Kevin Roche or the 1981 Columbus City Hall by Edward Bassett and the best looking county jail I have ever seen, by Don M. Hisaka.

Night in Columbus

Day 4 - Wednesday june 29 - B3-L3:

Continuation of visiting amazing public art displayed in the city as well as major buildings. There are at least FOUR churches to see, the most famous having been designed by the Saarinen's father and son.

FIVE exquisite fire-stations, one, historical, having been built in 1941 by Leighton Bowers in Art Deco Style.

We will also visit the Miller House designed by Eero Saarinen, one of the most beautiful mid-century modern houses.

Night in Columbus

Day 5 - Thursday June 30 - B4-L4-D2

We drive to Indianapolis to look at the Canal and White River State Park, which is still the only urban state park in the nation. then on to the Indianapolis Art Museum (Newfileds), one of the largest and best museums of arts in the country. Built on a 160 acres campus, it includes several buildings from different eras, each with its own architectural history. The grounds are spectacular and show what intelligent, well thought and carefully planned landscape can do to enhance the architectural personality of buildings.

We will have our Farewell dinner together.

Night in Indianapolis.


Day 5 - Friday July 1 - B5- 

You will be driven to the airport either with the hotel shuttle. 

Click on Pdf to learn more about           Jean Tinghely's Chaos 1

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Click on the PDF Icon, to read about famous buildings found in that amazing city, Columbus, Indiana

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Miller House by Eero Saarinen

Southern Entrance

& Conversation pit

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