In Columbus, Indiana, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presided over a dedication ceremony that celebrated a new, fitting home for IU's J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program in the heart of an architecturally rich city.
The Republic Building, one of seven Columbus buildings to have been named as a National Historic Landmark, is a glass-and-steel building designed by prominent architect Myron Goldsmith.
IU's first class of graduate students in the new master's program offered by IU's School of Art, Architecture + Design began studying in the historic building this fall.
"With the acquisition and re-purposing of the Republic Building, IU and its School of Art, Architecture + Design are using in the most appropriate possible way a great and elegant building that itself exemplifies excellence in design, to build a superb laboratory in the heart of Columbus," McRobbie said. "This architectural treasure will enable the school's students to acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to become civic-minded, innovative, and imaginative architects and designers."