The Richard H. Driehaus Prize Lecture: A Grand Tour


Location: 104 Bond Hall

The School of Architecture and The Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame will hold the 2012 Driehaus Prize Lecture featuring laureate Michael Graves at 104 Bond Hall.

Architect and designer Michael Graves, acclaimed for major buildings around the country, his popular Alessi teakettles, and products for Target Stores, was named the recipient of the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. It is a $200,000 award presented annually to a practicing classical architect at Chicago's John B. Murphy Auditorium.

In 1960, before his work made him a household name, Michael Graves set out on a journey once considered obligatory for a young architect: a grand tour of the great monuments of Europe. As a recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome, Graves traveled through Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, England, Germany, and France, studying and recording the masterworks of both ancient and modern architecture.

With his lecture, A Grand Tour, Graves will discuss the deep connection he had to the places he visited, from the Roman Forum to the Grecian Acropolis to Wiltshire's Stonehenge, putting the tour into the context of his life and work.