The Indiana University Center for Art and Design Columbus (IUCA+D) opened on October 31, 2011. Formed as partnership with the Community Education Coalition of Columbus to establish a center in downtown Columbus that will specialize in teaching art and design. IUCA+D will offer selected upper-level courses for degree-seeking students in such fields as interior design and fashion design. The courses are all currently offered at IU Bloomington in existing degree programs.

IUCA+D Columbus is housed within the “Sears Block” of the former Commons Mall, located on the northwest corner of 3rd and Jackson streets. The center occupies approximately 7,000 square feet with a design studio, a gallery for art and design exhibitions, a workroom, faculty and administration offices, and a technology support lab.

IUCA+D is organized within the IU community as a part of the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design in the College of Arts and Sciences.

T. Kelly Wilson
M. Arch.
IUCA+D Director
Indiana University Associate Professor
Professor Wilson held an Associate Professorship at Harvard Graduate School of Design since 1996, where he taught design and visual studies and co-directed the Harvard Rome Program. His drawings and paintings are shown in New York, Boston, Columbus, Ohio, and Providence, Rhode Island. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of Harvard University, the Boston Public Library, The Rhode Island School of Design, the Ralph Lauren Collection and in many corporate and private holdings. His architectural drawings have been published widely, including the New York Times for the area of Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan and the Columbus Circle Re-Design Project.
Marleen Newman
M. Arch.
IUCA+D Assistant Director
Indiana University Senior Lecturer
Marleen has been a Senior Lecturer at IUB since 2003. Formerly, she has held positions at Roger Williams College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston Architectural Center and has been a guest critic at Harvard’s GSD. Ms. Newman has worked for noted architectural firms including Moshe Safdie and Associates, Perry Dean Rogers and Partners and Benjamin Thompson and Associates. Her recent design for 555 Morton Street in Bloomington, IN has been lauded as a formidable example of adaptive reuse and historic preservation linking the historic with the modern.