Cummins Engine Company

Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo and Associates
1983

Landscaping: Jack Curtis


The Cummins Engine Company was built from a small company into a Fortune 500 international business by J. Irwin Miller. Miller was the guiding force in the renovation of Columbus Indiana and his Cummins Foundation paid the architects' fees for many of the outstanding architectural works in the city of Columbus.

The main entrance at the southeast corner

This 200,000 square foot concrete and glass building spans a three-block area and is built at the site of the old railroad yard.
 

Other views of the entrance and the concrete colonnade

 

The energy- efficient precast concrete walls have one-foot horizontal strips of glass

 
The landscaping, by Jack Curtis, is an integral part of the design. A large green area on the east side is open to the public.

 
The Cerealine Building housed Cummins' first factory and offices. Now renovated, it serves as cafeteria for employees and a conference center. A reflecting pond is on three of its sides.



Other works on this site by Roche Dinkeloo and Associates include: Columbus Indiana Post Office, the Ford Foundation Headquarters Building, Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company Addition, Knights of Columbus Building, Museum of California, Power Center for the Performing Arts, University of Michigan, 35 West Wacker Drive Building, United Nations Development Hotel and Office Building, and the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center.


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