News from the Notre Dame School of Architecture
News from the Notre Dame School of Architecture
Walsh Family Hall Blessing and Ceremonial Groundbreaking
On October 29, 2016, Fr. John Jenkins blessed the building site of the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture in the presence of the Walsh family, Universities leaders including Dr. John Affleck-Graves and Dr. Tom Burish, as well as  School of Architecture faculty and Advisory Council members. The ceremony, on the site of the new building, allowed all those assembled to celebrate the impact the hall will have on the University’s academic programs through the addition of two new graduate programs in historic preservation and real estate and community development. Dean Michael Lykoudis spoke briefly about the changes and improvement the Walsh Family Hall will have on student life at Notre Dame and on the greater South Bend Community. 
Architecture Faculty Honored with International Awards for Urban Design
Professors Philip Bess and David Mayernik were both honored at the 2016 INTBAU World Congress Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Royal Society of Arts in London.
Tradition and Creativity in High-Rise Studio Projects
Notre Dame architecture students entered Solomon Cordwell Buenz's downtown Chicago office while wielding 3D models of the high-rise buildings they designed.  These students spent the fall semester in the high-rise studio with Professor John Stamper, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies and a leading expert on both the history and development of North Michigan Avenue in Chicago as well as ancient Roman Architecture.  Over the course of three months, students learned to look beyond the wonderment of high-rise structures to understand their technological and functional requirements.
Researchers Begin High-Tech Study of Vatican Courtyard
The Notre Dame team, led by Krupali Uplekar Krusche, associate professor of architecture, and director of Notre Dame’s D.H.A.R.M.A. (Digital Historical Architectural Research and Material Analysis) team is documenting the 16th century courtyard’s structures and statues with Leica 3-D high-speed, long-range, laser scanners and taking samples from the materials with which they were constructed.
Faculty and Alumnus Honored at ICAA Acanthus Awards

The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) Chicago chapter presented the 2016 Acanthus Awards in Chicago on November 12, 2016, honoring outstanding design projects and built work.  Notre Dame faculty members Prof. Aimee Buccellato and Prof. Duncan Stroik and alumnus Christopher C. Miller were honored at the event.
30th Annual Masonry Day Program
Every fall sophomores and graduate students participate in Masonry Day, a 30 year old tradition built through a partnership with International Masonry Institute (IMI)International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers Local 4 IN/KY (IUBAC)Kuert Concrete and Rose Brick.   The Masonry Day program is a competition that gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and also encourages them to use masonry in their designs, both as students and throughout their careers.  
Recent Lectures
Watch The Richard H. Driehaus Lecture, presented by Scott Merrill.  
Media Mentions

Catholic News Service, Prof. Phil Bess

South Bend Tribune, Prof. Aimee Buccellato

ND Works, Prof.Marianne Cusato


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