The selection of a modernist architect to design a structure to house Rome's historic Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace) has sparked an international debate. Ara Pacis: Counter-Projects (Alinea Editrice, 2002), edited by Associate Professor Samir Younés, director of the Rome Studies Program, explores the aesthetic, political and cultural problems with redesigning an ancient landmark in a modern style.
Arpino: A New Quarter details a project conducted by the students of the University of Notre Dame's Rome Studies Program in 2003. The program included the creation of the "Nuovo Borgo alle Vigne," a project that allowed for Arpino to develop a university inside the city.
There are places where natural form and urban form reciprocally enhance each other. Artena has embodied such a successful con-formation, revealing the mythic image of a city embracing the hill, where Santa Croce's bell towers are the only architectural elements that detach themselves from the urban fabric to accentuate this remarkable landscape.
Barletta: Sea, Center and Periphery details the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture's studio to produce designs for key areas in Barletta.
Como: The Modernity of Tradition chronicles University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture studio section which studied and proposed interventions for the eastern edge of the historic center of Como.
The Plan for Cooperstown reflects the work that University of Notre Dame School of Architecture's Urban Design Studio produced to envision the city's future possibilities.
Visions for Lafayette represents a holistic approach to urban design which considers faith, culture, education, and health as important aspects of the built environment which complement the customary social, political, and economic activities of a city.
Undertaken for a southwest suburban Will County, Illinois academic institution, The Lewis University Campus Plan and Traditional Village District Proposal addresses campus design, mixed-use village development, and landscape preservation for the fastest growing Catholic university in metropolitan Chicago.
Envisioning Sustainable Northampton was commissioned by the Northampton Design Forum (NDF) in the summer of 2008, executed between September and early December of 2008 as an academic exercise by graduate architecture and urban design students from the University of Notre Dame.
The School of Architecture recently received top honors from the 11th annual Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards for the urban-design studio master plan Strategies for Sustainable Skaneateles.
2009 Ventura Vision represents work undertaken subsequent to that charrette and proposes images of and guidelines for both present and long-term development in Ventura’s historic center and along its waterfront.