Jessica Temple | October 1, 2014
Affirming its status as the paramount institution for the study of traditional and classical architecture and new urbanism, the University of Notre Dame has acquired the Seaside Archives. The collection, secured by the University’s School of Architecture in cooperation with the Hesburgh Libraries and Seaside founder and developer Robert Davis, details the planning and design of the first new urban development.
“I am pleased that Seaside’s archives have found a supportive home in the library of the Notre Dame School of Architecture, and I know they will do an admirable job of organizing them and making them available to scholars and to those who might want to learn from our experiences in founding Seaside,” said Davis, who is a juror for the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame.
Michael Lykoudis, Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, stated, “The Seaside Archives are an essential component of the school’s efforts to acquire teaching and research tools from antiquity to the present day. Seaside is not only a pedagogical and scholarly resource, but also a symbol of the return of modernity to traditional design principles for new cities and towns.”