John Stamper

John Stamper

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Associate Dean of Architecture,
Director of Undergraduate Studies of Architecture,
Professor of Architecture

Office: 321 Bond Hall
Phone: 574-631-6137

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Areas of Expertise

  • American Domestic Architecture
  • Ancient Roman Architecture
  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Historic Preservation
  • Twentieth-Century Architecture and Design

An architect and architectural historian, Stamper’s research interests include Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century B.C. to the second century A.D. He teaches architectural history and worked as an architect in South Bend and Chicago, before earning his doctoral degree in architectural history from Northwestern University, where he studied with David Van Zanten and Carl Condit. The Arch of Constantine and the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter are of particular interest to Stamper, whose book “The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire," published by Cambridge University Press, analyzes the temples’ formal qualities, the public spaces in which they were located, and the precedents established by their designs.


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