Dennis Brown | May 1, 2014 | Notre Dame School of Architecture
London architect John Simpson, one of the world’s leading practitioners of New Classicism and New Urbanism, has been selected to design the new School of Architecture building at the University of Notre Dame.
“Matt and Joyce Walsh Family Hall will be a symbol of the distinctiveness of the Notre Dame Architecture School’s curriculum, which focuses on traditional urbanism and classical architecture,” said Michael Lykoudis, Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of Architecture. “The design principles embodied in John Simpson’s built work reflect the principles and highest aspirations of our school, which embraces the timeless classical values of durability, functionality and beauty. Our students and faculty will have a building that will be inspirational and instrumental in the teaching of architecture.”
Simpson studied architecture at University College London and is principal of his eponymously named firm. A member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, he is a leader among modern architects designing in the New Classical style.