Thomas Gordon Smith

Thomas Gordon Smith

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Professor of Architecture

Office: 319 Bond Hall
Phone: 574-631-9210

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Areas of Expertise

  • American Grecian Architecture
  • Andrea Palladio
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Classical Architecture
  • Furniture Design
  • Greek Revival Architecture
  • Residential Design
  • Sacred Architecture
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Vitruvius and Hellenistic Classical Architecture

Widely recognized for his role in the contemporary revival of classicism, Smith’s work is the subject of “Thomas Gordon Smith: The Rebirth of Classical Architecture,” published by Andreas Papadakis Publishers. The book highlights the central role Smith has played in the revival of classicism in contemporary architecture in America during the past two decades and examines his influential role as educator, commentator on the Roman architect Vitruvius, historian of the Greek Revival, painter of frescoes, and designer and collector of furniture. Smith teaches and writes on American Grecian architecture and furniture design and has edited and published books on the works of Vitruvius and their pertinence to contemporary architecture. Prof. Smith’s role in contemporary architecture is reflected in more than 20 museum exhibitions, in extensive publications of his buildings, and in scholarly publications of his research. He also has a practice in residential and institutional design whose projects have included a 100,000-square-foot seminary, a parish church and a Benedictine monastery.