Historic Urban Environments Lab (HUE/ND)

The Historic Urban Environments Lab (HUE) at Notre Dame is a new interdisciplinary team of architects, computer scientists, librarians, programmers, anthropologists and GIS specialists whose goal is to create new tools to study the built environment.   Building off of the success of two digital projects created by the Architecture Library, the Seaside Research Portal and SPQR-ND, the team is currently working on several web sites and applications to better study the built environment.  Efforts include expanding SPQR-ND, an application for the iPad and iPhone that combines early architectural publications with mapping tools, beyond its current focus of the Roman Forum to include the historic city center of Rome and creating a application to study lost architecture through historic records combined with 3D modeling. 

Current Projects:

Seaside Research Portal
SPQR-ND – iPad – Available in the App Store
SPQR-ND – iPhone - Available in the App Store
Building South Bend: Past, Present, & Future 
Downtown SB - Available in the App Store

Future Projects: 

Historic Tourism for the Modern Traveler 
An Architects Guide to Rome – Alberti to Adam


HUE/ND provides resources to Notre Dame faculty and approved student research and studio projects.   These tools are housed in the Architecture Library and the Center for Digital Scholarship and are available for circulation.

Architecture Library 

GoPro Hero 3+ (3)
3D Printing – MakerBot Replicator Z18
Garmin GPSMap 62s handheld units (4)
Aerial Balloons for Mapping (training required prior to loan)

    - Small – PublicLab Balloon Mapping Kit (requires GoPro and helium)
    - Large – Mid Size DSLR Balloon Systems (requires camera and helium)

Center for Digital Scholarship 

3D printing – MakerBot Replicator 2x 
Kinect Scanner
Large Format Scanner – Contex HD Ultra 4350i+42-inch wide
GPS Units
     - Garmin eTrex 20 handheld units (8)
     - Trimble Juno 3b handheld units (2)
Kirtas APT2400 scanner