MADI Columbus Museum

  • Fall 2011, Columbus, IN
  • Professor: LaDan Omidvar
  • Featured in DATUM, a student run publication
  • Semi-finalist for an upcoming competition, Fall 2013

Project Brief
The city of Columbus has long been known for its contributions to the industry, design, and architecture professions, but has never had a museum to display this wealth. The task was to create a museum dedicated to these works. The project was to be placed on a constricting Z-shaped site near the Columbus Visitor Center and two buildings by I.M. Pei and Eliel Saarinen.

Project Description
The design seeks to articulate the connections between collections by displaying them in one large volume. Light wells and large sectional voids provide glimpses to other areas of the museum and exhibits, while providing filtered light from above. The surrounding architecture is referenced as an exhibit because of the building's site gestures.