View from the northwest showcasing the new Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Peter Aaron / OTTO)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Hall of Casts, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Peter Aaron / OTTO)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

View from Irish Green, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

The new courtyard entrance, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

View from the northeast, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Interior view of the new Stoa and Gallery space, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Interior view of the new architectural library, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

View from Irish Green, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (painting by Michael McCann)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Interior view of Hall of Casts, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Peter Aaron / OTTO)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Interior view of studio, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Peter Aaron / OTTO)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Interior view of auditorium, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Peter Aaron / OTTO)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Interior view of the new architectural library, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

Detail of column base in the Stoa, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Andreas von Einsiedel)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.

View from the courtyard, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (Photography: © Peter Aaron / OTTO)

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The New School of Architecture
University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana, USA


The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame is the world’s leading institution in the teaching of classical architecture to the next generation. In 2014, John Simpson Architects won the competition to design the Walsh Family Hall, the School’s new building which includes an auditorium, library, lab, as well as classrooms, offices, studios and various support spaces. A key development to the masterplan of the University’s southeast quadrant, seen as the ‘front door’ to the University, this project was of huge significance to the institution as a whole.

The design of the building can be likened to a monastery. At its centre, in the place of a chapel, is a Hall of Casts, inspired by the teaching methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Here, immersed in revered architectural examples of the past, students can come to understand the main tenets of architecture in the significance of weathering and shadow, as well as the finer points of sculptural form, scale and proportion. Around this, the rest of the School then unfolds in a series of interconnected public spaces or cloisters linked by a stoa, overseen by a central tower that heralds the School as the University’s artistic hub. Not only do these different buildings serve to foster interaction between faculty, students and staff, but also to act as a teaching tool for the School’s urban design course, as well as an emblem of the School’s vision for the future.

The Walsh Family Hall was opened in January 2019, gaining the Palladio Award and the Acanthus Award from the ICAA shortly afterwards.