After a three-year hiatus (you may have heard about the economy’s downturn) Mackey Mitchell is resuming its annual weekend office trip. All staff members may bring a guest on an “architectural weekend,” complete with tours, great food, and plenty of fun and camaraderie. On March 30, the group will board a chartered bus to Columbus, Indiana. With a population of only 44,000, the city has been ranked 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects, right behind the much larger cities of Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Mackey Mitchell’s first stop will be Eero Saarinen’s famous Miller House featuring gardens and landscape design by Dan Kiley. Among the trip highlights are a 2-hour guided architectural tour of Columbus which includes the I.M. Pei Library and the new Columbus Commons. The firm has offered weekend architectural trips for most of the last twenty years. The trips provide employees an enriching experience, reinforcing Mackey Mitchell’s culture of nurturing life-long learning and continued personal growth.