News from the Notre Dame School of Architecture
News from the Notre Dame School of Architecture
Architectual Renderings of Walsh Family Hall
Since the design process began, it has been clear that the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture would not be an ordinary building. Designed for architects and future architects, the building needed to symbolize the mission of the Notre Dame School of Architecture to educate architects and urbanists who design and build -- not just for today's needs, but also for the benefit of future generations.

Read more about the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall.
Honoring the Career of Thomas Gordon Smith

On October 10, the School convened a colloquium honoring the 40-year career of Thomas Gordon Smith, who is retiring at the end of this semester. 
The colloquium featured a panel discussion of Smith’s work and career, including Christine Franck of the University of Colorado’s College of Architecture and Planning; Martin Horacek of the Institute of Architecture at Brno University of Technology; Lothar Haselberger of the University of Pennsylvania; Richard John of the University of Miami’s School of Architecture; and Peter Kenny of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust.
Art of Architecture Conference
The School of Architecture was pleased to host a conference entitled The Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design on September 29 – October 1, 2016. The conference explored the role of hand drawing in architectural history, education, and practice, and included presentations from practitioners and scholars from around the world. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend - two keynote presentations are now available online:
Graham Wyatt, Principal at Robert A.M. Stern Architects – “Architectural Models: Three-Dimensional Sketches

Joseph Connors, Harvard University Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, author of Borromini and the Roman Oratory – “Borromini and the Graphite Revolution in Early Modern Architectural Drawing
Studio Travel to Veneto
Third year architecture students recently spent six days touring Bologna, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza, and Venezia.  The studio travel was led by Professors Krusche, Lenzi, Mazzola, and Semes.  The group experienced the unforgettable ‘acqua alta’ and sketched inside the Chiesa dei Gesuati, among many other sites, due to the rain.
Photo: Students with Prof. Mazzola at Palazzo del Tè in Mantova
Spanish architect Enrique Nuere awarded the Rafael Manzano Architecture Prize
Nuere was presented €50,000 and a commemorative medal at a ceremony on Oct. 19 (Wednesday) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. Born in Valencia, Nuere is best known for his coffered ceiling laced carpentry work, which was informed by his research into the original geometric rules described in 17th-century manuscripts on carpentry techniques. Through his studies, Nuere recovered the craft of the carpinteros de lo blanco – or construction carpenters – which had been lost in the 18th century.
Open floor plans may lead to more eating
School of Architecture Assistant Professor, Kim Rollings recently published research that found people who dine in spaces with open floor plans are likely to consume more calories. “Although more research is needed,” Rollings said, “the results of our study suggest that the openness of a floor plan, among many other factors, can affect how much we eat. Eating in an ‘open concept kitchen,’ with greater visibility and convenience of food access, can set off a chain reaction. We’re more likely to get up and head toward the food more often, serve more food and eat more food.”
November 3 - 5

Prospective Graduate Student Visit Weekend

The School is pleased to welcome interested prospective students to visit the graduate programs in architecture, urban design, and historic preservation.

November 30

The Richard Driehaus Lecture with Scott Merrill

Scott Merrill, an architect known for his originality and creative application of architectural precedents, was the recipient of the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame.

Recent Lectures
Watch The Spirit of Cities, presented by Aaron M. Renn 
Media Mentions
Scholastic, Prof. Richard Economakis
South Bend Tribune, Prof. Samir Younes

Prof. Duncan Stroik speaks on the influence of Thomas Jefferson and Andrea Palladio at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art's Summer Studio.


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