Selected annually by the faculty of the School of Architecture, the Orlando T. Maione Award is presented to an alumnus or friend of the program who has made distinguished contributions to the School. It is named for Orlando T. Maione, who has worked tirelessly to keep Notre Dame architecture alumni connected to each other and involved with the School. Read more about the award here.
During spring break 2018, Taylor Schmidt ‘21 and Edward Faicco ‘21, found themselves among the day’s first visitors to the Acropolis. That evening the two climbed to the top of Lykavittos Hill to view an illuminated Parthenon from the highest point in Athens. These sophomore architecture students traveled to Greece to prepare for their third year of study in Rome by exploring the precursor to Roman architecture - Greek architecture. Read more about the trip to Greece here.
According to architecture graduate student, Marileny Peralta, the most surprising thing about visiting the Lotus Children’s Centre, an orphanage 30 kilometers outside of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was the attitude of the children living there - they all seemed very happy. In January 2018 Peralta embarked on a trip to Mongolia to visit the center as part of her thesis project research. Read more about Peralata's thesis project.