Renowned architect Leon Krier to speak Nov. 3

by Julie Hail Flory

Leon Krier, world-renowned practitioner, theorist and teacher, and 2003 recipient of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, will present a lecture on his life’s work at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 (Monday) in Notre Dame’s Washington Hall. The event is free and open to the public.p. Known as the “intellectual godfather” of the New Urbanism movement in the United States, Krier’s best-known projects include Poundbury, a new town commissioned by the Prince of Wales modeled on a traditional English village, and Alessandria, a new town in Italy designed in a classical style.p. Krier has taught architecture and town planning at the Royal College of Arts, London; Princeton and Yale Universities; and the University of Virginia. A founding trustee of the New School for Traditional Architecture and Urbanism in Charleston, S.C., his honors include the Jefferson Memorial Gold Medal, the Berlin Prize for Architecture, the Chicago American Institute of Architects Award, the European Culture Prize and the inaugural Driehaus Prize, which he was awarded earlier this year at a ceremony held at the Art Institute of Chicago. The $100,000 annual award is endowed by Richard H. Driehaus, the founder and chairman of Driehaus Capital Management in Chicago, to honor a major contributor in the field of traditional and classical architecture or historic preservation.

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