Conference to examine past and future of classical architecture

Author: Julie Hail Flory


The University of Notre Dames School of Architecture will welcome practicing architects, academics and students to campus this week for a conference titledThree Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture,to be held Thursday to Saturday (Sept. 29 to Oct. 1).

The conference, which will examine how classical and traditional architecture draw on the past to build a more sustainable and beautiful future, will begin Thursday evening with a keynote speech by noted classical architect Robert Adam, principal of Robert Adam Architects in London. The talk begins at6 the Bond Hall auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Events will be held Friday and Saturday in the Annenberg Auditorium of Notre Dames Snite Museum of Art, featuring panel discussions examining the historical context that drives modern classicists, the many views about what classical architecture entails, and how those ideas will shape the future of classical practice.

Registration information and a complete schedule are available at on the Web.

* Contact: * _Kara Kelly,SchoolofArchitecture,574-631-5720, _

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