Architecture professor receives international award



David Mayernik, associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, has received a 2005 Palladio Award for his design of the M. Crist Fleming Library at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) in Collina d’Oro, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Honored in the category of new design and construction under 30,000 feet, the Fleming Library is the second of 10 traditional buildings to be completed at the school, according to Mayernik’s master plan. It is designed in the tradition of the Italian Renaissance and constructed of stuccoed masonry walls with a clay-tile roof. The interior features a towering two-story reading room with custom-made walnut shelving and rooms for periodicals and computer resources.

Sponsored byTraditionalBuildingand Period Homes magazines, Palladio Awards recognize outstanding work in traditional design for commercial/institutional and residential projects.

A practicing architect, painter and writer, Mayernik was named in 1995 one of the top 40 architects of his generation in theUnited States. A 1983 Notre Dame graduate, he has won numerous other awards and competitions, including the Gabriel Prize for research in France, the Steedman Competition Fellowship to theAmericanAcademyinRome, and the International Competition for the Minnesota State Capitol grounds, for which he won an Arthur Ross Award from Classical America.

Mayernik has since 1996 served as the master planner and design architect for the TASIS campuses inLugano,Switzerland, andSurrey,England. He has taught at the New York Academy of Art, the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture, and with theUniversityofVirginia’s Erasmus-Jefferson Scholars Summer inTuscanyprogram.

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