What is your favorite building in Columbus? Welcome to ArChallenge which invites you to explore architecture in our community and to determine our most treasured buildings.

We asked an independent jury of architects, preservationists and architectural aficionados to consider and determine the most architecturally significant and iconic structures in Columbus from the past 100 years. Divided into four categories – Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Mid-20th Century and Contemporary – the 64 buildings below represent what our jurors felt were the “best-of-the-best” in each category. It wasn’t easy (which is a testament to the great architecture in Columbus), but we narrowed the list to 16 buildings per category. Scroll over the image and “learn more” about each building including the architect, year built, location, architectural style, distinctive features and more. And then vote for your favorite! The top vote-getters in each category will be announced each week and continue to advance over the course of the next four weeks until the public’s top four favorite buildings in Columbus – one in each category – have been determined.

Some instructions…Your vote won’t count unless you complete the voting process, so be sure to hit “submit” at the very end. Also, no skipping! We want you to vote in each Matchup and have provided lots of material to inform your decision. One vote per person, but be sure to include your contact information so we can let you know the results from each week and alert you when voting begins again.

ArChallenge is an initiative of AIA Columbus (the American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter) which is celebrating its centennial milestone in 2013. ArChallenge asks you to explore architecture in our community – from the early 1900’s when AIA Columbus was founded to present day – and appreciate the cultural significance architecture plays in our lives. We’ll announce the winning building in each category November 13th. Polls are open each week Monday – Friday, so have fun with it and VOTE!

ArChallenge Voting Schedule:

Week One – Oct. 2-11
Week Two – Oct. 14-18
Week Three – Oct. 21-25
Week Four – Oct. 28-Nov. 1

Want to see how the buildings are stacking up? Click here.

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ArChallenge is presented by:

AIA Columbus

ArChallenge is sponsored by:

AIA Ohio

Columbus Underground

Kaufman Development

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