Stroik's honor set in stone

Author: School of Architecture

Associate professor Duncan Stroik has received a 2010 Tucker Design Award from the Building Stone Institute for the Chapel of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California (Gallery).

Jurors called the chapel “a magnificent building that successfully blends many sources of architectural vocabulary. The detailing and material selections are amazing, particularly in the meticulous choice and use of stone types.”

The biennial Tucker Awards honors the achievement of “excellence in the use of natural stone in concept design and construction.”

Stroik, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1990, has a portfolio which includes numerous civic, residential and collegiate buildings, but his preference is church design. He serves as director of the Institute for Sacred Architecture, a non-profit organization of architects, clergy, educators and lay people interested in contemporary church architecture, and he edits the Institute’s Sacred Architecture Journal.