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The School of Architecture strives to prepare our students to be leaders in developing buildings that are appropriate to their culture, climate and context and will stand the test of time. The curriculum is comprehensive, timeless and rooted in tradition.

All Notre Dame architecture students begin their experience by mastering the art of drawing by hand and the use of watercolors, while recognizing that technology offers invaluable digital tools to designers who have mastered foundational skills. The School focuses on urbanism and stewardship, placing priority on the built environment above the designer.

Make A Gift to the Architecture Student Opportunity Fund

For over 150 years, the architecture program at Notre Dame has been a leader in the profession, with faculty, students, and alumni working to improve the world around us.

Gifts to the School allow us to continue the School’s tradition of excellence while:

  • Enabling us to engage the next generation of architectural leaders
  • Providing innovative and unique learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Driving faculty and student participation and leadership in groundbreaking research

Architecture Student Opportunity Fund

Support the School in promoting an environment of economic inclusivity that empowers students to thrive. Established to assist undergraduate and graduate students with limited economic resources with the costs of architectural equipment, supplies, and other resources and opportunities, the Architecture Student Opportunity Fund offers funding to eligible students on an annual basis. This fund was established through the leadership of dedicated alumni and friends of the School to help ensure all students have the opportunity to flourish.

The tools required for study are the lifeblood of the student architectural experience.

  • A gift of $25 supports a student's purchase of an architectural scale and adjustable triangle.
  • A gift of $100 supports a student's purchase of a set of watercolor brushes, pigments, and paper.
  • A gift of $250 supports a student's purchase of a 42-inch parallel rule.

Every gift to this fund has a real and lasting impact for a student.

Corporate Partnership Opprtunities

Become a Corporate Partner and join the School as an important part of our work creating a more beautiful and humane built environment through education and research. Whether it is the creation of sustainable new towns in Guatemala and Costa Rica, advocating for changing zoning codes to make communities more affordable, or designing safe housing for the homeless, the depth and breadth of Notre Dame’s impact is measurable. Learn more about the program.

Contact us to explore Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Other Giving Opportunities

We would also be happy to discuss additional giving opportunities such as:

  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Student Enrichment
  • Research Support
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Endowed Giving
  • Planned Giving

Contact Us

Hilary Ott, Academic Advancement Director for Arts and Architecture, (574) 631-4211,