Camaraderie in Columbus

Mackey Mitchell colleagues, accompanied by spouses and other invited guests, enjoyed a weekend of architectural enrichment and good food in Columbus IN, the weekend of March 30th. For most of the travelers, the main highlight was the Miller House and Garden (Eero Saarinen & Kevin Roche 1954, with interior designer Alexander Girard and landscape architect Dan Kiley).  The group enjoyed seeing the First Christian Church (Eliel Saarinen 1942),  the building that started this amazing collection of modernist buildings designed by famous architects making Columbus such a unique city.  The group was also joined by Dan Mitchell’s older brother and architect Scott Mitchell, who flew in from San Francisco to join the group. On their way out of town they stopped to see a modernist house designed by Scott in the early 70’s. In addition to great food, wine and beer at Bistro 310, everyone commented on how much they enjoyed talking about architecture, meeting spouses, and getting to know each other better. Thanks to Cindy Petzoldt for organizing another successful, event-filled trip.