Five New Faculty Join the School of Architecture

Author: Rosalyn Wells

This fall the School of Architecture was pleased to welcome four new faculty members to the South Bend campus and one new visiting faculty to the Rome Studies Program. 

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Judith DiMaio, FAIA
Visiting Professor

Professor Judith DiMaio is a licensed architect, renowned scholar, and educator whose work emphasizes the active, interdisciplinary collaboration of building design, technology, and history. She is Dean Emeritus for the School of Architecture and Design at New York Institute of Technology and was previously an associate professor at Yale’s School of Architecture and director of Yale College’s Architecture program. DiMaio has been a visiting professor and lecturer at colleges and universities including Columbia, Cornell, Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, and the University of Chicago; an invited lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford.  Prof. DiMaio joins the school again after serving as academic director of the Rome Studies Program for four years. 

Lisa LoGiudice ‘06
Assistant Professor

Professor Lisa LoGiudice joins us from Perkin + Will where she was a Project Designer.  She completed her bachelor degree in architecture at Notre Dame in 2006 and went on to receive her master's degree from Yale University.  Prof. LoGiudice is excited to join the faculty at the School as this has long been a dream of hers.  “I have always wanted to teach at Notre Dame....  I truly believe in the mission.  The education offered to our future architects is based on timeless principles of architecture and is more relevant and important today than ever.”

Giuseppe Mazzone
Assistant Professor

Professor Giuseppe Mazzone began his academic career as a student at The Polytechnic University of Bari in Bari, Italy.  There he earned his bachelor and master degrees in Architecture before attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to pursue doctoral studies.  Prof. Mazzone specializes in traditional drawings and digital technologies and has used “life-sized 3D architectural and historical reconstructions in immersive, virtual-reality environments” in his doctoral research.  Prof. Mazzone will use his expertise to help grow the School’s current digital technology offerings.

John Odhiambo Onyango, M. Arch ‘99
Associate Professor

Prior to joining the School’s faculty, Professor John Onyango was an Assistant Professor and Director of Post Professional Programs in Architecture at the University of Miami.  Also an alumnus of the School of Architecture’s master's degree program, Prof. Onyango earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Nairobi and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Glasgow.  Prof. Onyango is excited to contribute to the institution that helped establish his academic values.  “...[I] was glad to have found my way back home to contribute to the education of future architectural designers.”

Julio Cesar Perez-Hernandez
Associate Professor of the Practice

Professor Julio Cesar Perez-Hernandez began his relationship with the School of Architecture in 2010 when he was invited to lecture on campus. Following his lecture, in 2011 and 2012, Prof. Perez-Hernandez assisted the School during studio travel in Havana, Cuba. He subsequently served as a Visiting Professor during the Fall Semester of 2012. Prof. Perez-Hernandez earned a bachelor’s degree at the School of Architecture of the University of Havana where he would go on to teach from 1988 to 2006. In 2001, he became a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was selected as the 2012-2013 Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar.  He is the founding Principal and Creative Director of Caesar Studio | Architects & Planners, an international practice with a focus on excellence. Prof. Perez-Hernandez also serves as the President for the Cuban chapters of INTBAU and CEU.