The University of Notre Dame dedicated the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture as the home for the School of Architecture in a private campus ceremony Nov. 9th. Walsh Family Hall is a classical composition, which reflects the principles of the school’s curriculum and allows the building to serve as an example to students. Learn more about Walsh Family Hall.
The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture is collaborating with Tesla Inc. to create a design studio course focused on Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 based in Reno, Nevada. Read more about the studio here.
Neuroscience major, Andrew Parrazzo ‘18, spent his last semester at Notre Dame exploring the connection between the brain and the built environment through an independent study course titled The Intersection of Placemaking and Neuroscience. Read more about the Parrazzo's findings here.
Choosing to embark on an alternative career path can be daunting, but the choice to pursue an unique path is often rewarding in unexpected ways. Such is the case with Sara Bega ‘14, who decided to take a position as Town Architect in Las Catalinas, Costa Rica after graduation. Read more about Bega's work in Costa Rica.
Accessibility Awareness Day is an annual event that offers architecture students the opportunity to explore accessibility issues in the built environment. Organized by Prof. John Mellor ‘95 and ‘10, the School of Architecture, and Notre Dame Sarah Bea Disability Services, fourth year undergraduate and first year graduate students explore campus with a simulated accessibility issue. Read more about Accessibility Awareness Day here.
Whether he’s designing dwellings for a scenic oceanside town in Costa Rica or partnering with developers to revamp an economically depressed neighborhood in Panama City, architect Ricardo Arosemena ’98, ’05 M.Arch. helps create vibrant communities that enrich the lives of people who live in them. Read more about Arosemena's work.
A team of sixteen undergraduate students spent one week over the summer of 2018 in New Zealand, inspecting historic buildings for earthquake vulnerabilities and potential economic impacts to the local communities. Both students and researchers worked together to provide critical data to various stakeholders in New Zealand so that leaders can make informed decisions on enhancing their community’s resilience. Read more here.