School of Architecture | October 4, 2016
Since the design process began, it has been clear that the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture would not be an ordinary building.
Designed for architects and future architects, the building needed to symbolize the mission of the Notre Dame School of Architecture to educate architects and urbanists who design and build -- not just for today's needs, but also for the benefit of future generations.
The selection of John Simpson, one of the world’s leading practitioners of New Classicism and New Urbanism, as the architect raised expectations even further as his firm is known for classical public buildings that fit seamlessly in a given context.
He has succeeded in designing a building that reflects the unique character of the architecture program while contributing to the harmony of other buildings on campus.