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4/30/18

SOM in the Press

Indiana University Architecture Program to Inhabit SOM Modernist Landmark

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Source: The Architect's Newspaper

When the local newspaper in Columbus, Indiana no longer needed its landmark headquarters building, completed in 1971 by Myron Goldsmith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the future of the building became unclear. Rumors swirled, but eventually the perfect local partner—the new Indiana University (IU) M.Arch program—pulled through to take over the structure, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012.

The program—which is part of the IU School of Art, Architecture + Design and will be named after Columbus native and legendary industrialist J. Irwin Miller—will begin its first year in fall 2018 with an expected 20 students. Studios and classes will be hosted in the former Republic newspaper building where printing presses once whizzed through the night in plain view of the downtown streets.

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