Michael Lykoudis receives international recognition for dedication to community

Author: Mary Beth Zachariades

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Michael Lykoudis

Michael Lykoudis

Notre Dame School of Architecture

Michael Lykoudis
Michael Lykoudis

Michael Lykoudis, the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, will be awarded the 2020 Seaside Prize, presented by the Seaside Institute in recognition of major contributions to the quality and character of the idea of community and architectural education.

Recipients of the prize have a major influence on how towns and cities can best be built and re-built to reflect and promote new urban principals including walkability, diversity, beauty and sustainability. Lykoudis has devoted his career to the building, study and promotion of traditional architecture and urbanism as a way of addressing the critical issues of our time facing the built and natural environment. 

“Since its founding, I have looked to Seaside as a beacon of knowledge and inspiration. In an era when resilience, beauty and good stewardship are more important than ever, it is a special honor to be recognized by the Seaside Institute, a symbol of all three. But Seaside is not only a symbol, it is also a home town. Not merely a home for good ideas, for a philosophy and an intellectual movement, but a home for its residents and visitors. I look forward to coming home for this year’s prize,” said Lykoudis. 

The Seaside Institute will hold the 28th annual Seaside Prize Weekend March 6-8, highlighting Lykoudis’ significant contributions to enhance the architectural community, while advancing the tenets of New Urbanism. 

The Seaside Institute is the official nonprofit organization of Seaside that was founded by Robert and Daryl Davis in 1981. The purpose of the organization is to promote buildable, sustainable places through design and education, using Seaside as a living laboratory.

Originally published by Mary Beth Zachariades at architecture.nd.edu on Oct. 15.