Faculty Publications

School of Architecture publications serve a global community of faithful readers and chronicle how faculty advance its mission through scholarship and practice.

  • The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal

    A collection of essays by Duncan Stroik covering principles of sacred architecture and their integration into the wider renewal of architecture and liturgy.

  • Durability in Construction: Traditions and Sustainability in 21st Century Architecture

    With the topic of sustainability now at the top of professional, academic, and political agendas, a building's ability to endure longer than the immediate requirements of its user for the benefit of future generations is being recognized again as critical.

  • Hybrid Drawing Techniques: Design Process and Presentation

    Hybrid Drawing Techniques: Design Process and Presentation is a foundations guide to both approaches: sketching, hardline drawing, perspective drawing, digital applications, and Adobe Photoshop; providing step–by–step demonstrations and examples from a variety of professional and student work for using and combining traditional and digital tools.

  • The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide

    The Roman Forum was in many ways the heart of the Roman Empire. Today, the Forum exists in a fragmentary state, having been destroyed and plundered by barbarians, aristocrats, citizens, and priests over the past two millennia.

  • Villa Taverna

    The official history of the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Rome.

  • From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town

    When Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, the force of the explosion blew the top right off the mountain, burying nearby Pompeii in a shower of volcanic ash. Ironically, the calamity that proved so lethal for Pompeii's inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations.

  • On the Heroic Frenzies

    Italian astronomer and Dominican friar Giordano Bruno (1548–1600), found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake, has long been an enigma of early modern European philosophy.

  • The Empire of Non-Sense: Art in the TecHnological Society

    Many modern artists and architects continue to imagine and build the world technologically. Their beliefs remain firmly rooted in their assumption that the liberating forces of technology freed them from previous artistic traditions while making available vast means of production and a plethora of materials.

  • The Architectural Capriccio

    Bringing together leading writers and practicing architects including Jean Dethier, David Mayernik, Massimo Scolari, Robert Adam, David Watkin and Leon Krier, this volume provides a kaleidoscopic, multilayered exploration of the Architectural Capriccio...

  • Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day

    This volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome. Scholars specialized in different historical periods contributed chapters, in order to find common themes...

  • Environmentally Opportunistic Computing: A Novel Approach to Energy-Efficient Buildings and...

    With building energy consumption rising in industrial nations, new approaches for energy efficiency are required. A new strategy to overcome these challenges is called environmentally opportunistic computing (EOC).

  • The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention

    Prof. David Mayernik's new book Emulation is a challenging middle ground between imitation and invention. The idea of rivaling by means of imitation, as old as the Aenead and as modern as Michelangelo, fit neither the pessimistic deference of the neoclassicists nor the revolutionary spirit of the Romantics.

  • The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

    Prof. Doordan’s chapter focuses on a broad spectrum of disciplines used to develop a theory capable of supporting sustainable design.

  • Architects and Mimetic Rivalry

    Four architectural theorists argue that architectural identities are shaped by imitating preferred architectural forms and by imitating the identities of their makers.

  • Rediscovering the Hindu Temple

    This volume examines the multifarious dimensions that constitute the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and urban built form.

  • The Imperfect City

    If architectural judgment were a city, a city of ideas and forms, then it is a very imperfect city.In this book, Prof. Samir Younés examines architectural judgment in its historical, cultural, political, and psychological dimensions and their convergence on that most expressive part of architecture, namely: architectural character.

  • Green Living

    12 experts in green architecture and urbanism—including School of Architecture professor David Mayernik and professor emeritus Norman Crowe—argue that tradition and the vernacular have much to teach us about sustainability.

  • New Palladians

    Architects, artists, and historians from around the world gathered in 2008 to celebrate the 500th birthday of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

  • The Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica of Rome

    French architect Paul Letarouilly (1795-1855), author of the masterpiece Edifices de Rome Moderne, was unequaled in his observational ability and impeccable drawing skills.

  • Venice Charter Revisited

    The Venice Charter of 1964 was a major step towards better conservation of traditional buildings and places. It has since become the founding document of ICOMOS, the organization for professionals in conservation.

  • Architecture of Roman Temples

    Associate Dean John Stamper examines the development of Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century BC to the reigns of Hadrian and the Antonines in the second century A.D.

  • Timeless Cities

    Prof. David Mayernik traces the continuity of the Idea of the City in five Italian cities from late antiquity through the 18th century, looking most deeply at the extended Renaissance, examining both the urban artifacts themselves and what the people who built them said and thought about them.

  • Architecture of Classical Interior

    A unique study of the formal and compositional—as well as pragmatic and constructional—issues arising in the design and appreciation of interior architecture in the classical tradition.

  • Vitruvius on Architecture

    Approximately 2,025 years ago, an aged Roman architect named Vitruvius wrote down on 10 scrolls everything he knew about architecture.

  • Rebirth of Classical Architecture

    Highlighting the career and achievements of Thomas Gordon Smith, a professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Twentieth-Century Architecture

    Prof. Dennis Doordan presents a detailed account of the many architectural orientations of the last 100 years.

  • Nisyros: History and Architecture

    Prof. Richard Economakis highlights the Greek island's history, countryside and the architecture of its ancient settlements.

  • Reconquering Sacred Space

    Edited by Prof. Duncan Stroik, is the first book in over four decades to showcase the new Renaissance of Catholic architecture.

  • Quatremère de Quincy

    The book's introductory essays examine the thought of French theorist A.C. Quatremère de Quincy and its applicability to contemporary traditional architecture.

  • Giordano Bruno

    Ingrid Rowland writes and lectures on Classical Antiquity, the Renaissance and the Age of the Baroque for general as well as specialist readers.

  • The Future of the Past

    The debate between traditionalists and modernists has focused on the style that should be used for new buildings; it has paid less attention to how new buildings or additions should be designed in historic settings.