News from the Notre Dame School of Architecture
News from the Notre Dame School of Architecture
2017 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Ceremony
Robert Adam, an architect known for his scholarship as well as his practice, was presented with the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at a ceremony on March 25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  In conjunction with the Driehaus Prize, the $50,000 Henry Hope Reed Award, given annually to an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the traditional city, its architecture and art, was presented posthumously to architectural historian James Sloss Ackerman. Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, the city historian of Havana, Cuba and the 2016 Henry Hope Reed laureate, delivered remarks about maintaining local identity in an age of globalism. And in recognition of the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 25 years of work promoting the development of healthy, walkable, livable communities, CNU was presented with a special award for contributions to the public realm.
Women Lead:  Selena Anders
Annually the University of Notre Dame celebrates International Women's Day by honoring our own women leaders and scholars in Women Lead, a digital series that highlights outstanding contributions from women in the Notre Dame community.  This year Professor Selena Anders was featured and discussed how her childhood interest in buildings and her work with D.H.A.R.M.A. and HUE/ND.
New Student Group Focused on Inclusion and Diversity
The college experience is often made richer by the relationships you build, the friends you make and the things you learn about yourself; for minority students those experiences are often colored by their race, gender or sexual orientation.  In Fall 2016, architecture students formed a new student organization to offer support for students from underrepresented groups.  The National Organization for Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) aims to “provide role models to encourage, inspire, and provide a sense of belonging in the field of architecture.”  The organization is a student chapter of the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA).
Thomas Gordon Smith, Professor Emeritus, Honored with 2017 Arthur Ross Award
The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) has announced that Thomas Gordon Smith, Professor Emeritus, will be honored with a 2017 Arthur Ross Award for his lifetime contributions in the field of education.
Architecture Alumni Win East Coast ICAA Award

Architecture alumni continue to receive accolades for their design work with two graduates being presented with 2016 Stanford White Awards.  Molly Visk ‘16 and Connor Moran ‘15 both won for works completed while undergraduate students at the School of Architecture.
Students Explore Interdisciplinary Connections Between Architecture and Health
At the end of every semester, architecture students pin up their studio projects and formally present to faculty, visiting critics, and peers during design “reviews.” Students in Assistant Professor Kim Rollings’ Social Factors and Sustainability: Effects of the Built Environment on Health course, however, join South Bend community partners for informal group discussions about their community-based final projects. Students collaborate with local community organizations to develop solutions to a real-world problem. Project formats range from design guidelines to community surveys and research reports.
Architecture Students Learn Wood Framing at Barn Raising
It isn’t every day a barn is raised inside of a geodesic domed building, but that is exactly what happened recently in the Stepan Center. Students from Professor Alan DeFrees’ Structures, Building Tech, and Historic Construction and Preservation classes learned the foundational elements of historical construction. The barn raising event was an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and see first-hand the construction and structural principles employed in a traditional heavy timber structure.
Read more about the barn raising here.
Walsh Family Hall Timelapse
Construction on the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall has begun on the south side of campus.
Recent Lectures
Watch The John Burgee Lecture, presented by Michael Lewis.  
Media Mentions

House of Tomorrow Restoration Team Announced, The Northwest Indiana Times, Prof. Todd Zeiger

Good Ideas for 6/10, I-195, Architecture Here and There, Prof. Philip Bess


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