Architecture professor Smith to appear on “This Old House”

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Thomas Gordon Smith, professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, will be interviewed during an episode of the PBS television program “This Old House,” to be aired at 7 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6). The program is seen locally on WNIT, Channel 34 and cable Channel 10.

Smith, an expert on the Greek Revival architectural style, will speak with program host Kevin OConnor about how the style crossed geographic, political and socio-economic boundaries, and how it could affect the programs 25th anniversary project, the restoration of an 1849 farmhouse in Carlisle, Mass.

Smith joined the Notre Dame faculty as the School of Architectures chair in 1989 and served in that position until 1998. He 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. He also has a practice in residential and institutional design whose projects include a 100,000-square-foot seminary, a new parish church and a new Benedictine monastery.

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