Steven W. Hurtt, professor and former Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Maryland, College Park has been named the Visiting Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program for academic year 2011-2012. He succeeds Steven Semes, who will remain on the faculty and return to the Notre Dame campus after three years in Rome.
Prof. Hurtt taught at Notre Dame from 1973-1990 and was a partner in the firm of Hurtt-Kenrick Architects, P.C. He has published critical essays on the work of Le Corbusier and urban design issues. In 1994, Prof. Hurtt helped organize the competition for the Maryland Center for the Performing Arts won by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects.
Active in updating the University of Maryland’s master plan, Prof. Hurtt also has served as a jury member for the Williamsburg Town Plan Competition and the Glenwood Town Hall Competition in Illinois. Prof. Hurtt received his undergraduate and M.F.A. from Princeton University and a Master’s in Architecture from Cornell University