April 16, 2015

Conversations with Thomas Gordon Smith

A Quarter Century of Classicism at Notre Dame

The Franklin Inn Club, 205 South Camac Street
Reception at 6:30 PM, Discussion begins at 7:00 PM

ICAA or Franklin Inn Club Members: $20 | General Public: $25 | Free admission for students with current ID.

Graduates of the classical architecture program at the University of Notre Dame are among the most highly recruited young architects by firms across the country. As the founder of this program, Thomas Gordon Smith will recount a reversal of the School of Architecture at ND: from a threatened accreditation status to a radical reanimation of classical building and traditional civic design. Thomas’s roots in 1970’s Post-Modernism matured into teaching the strength, function, and beauty conveyed through Vitruvius. The program’s emulation of paradigms has extended over the past twenty-five years to contribute to a renewal of classical practice. Thomas looks forward to a candid discussion with ICAA practitioners and supporters about the important role of classical schools today.

Please join us and our special guest for this rare event. This is part of a series of conversations with professionals who exemplify the best in the traditional arts. The discussions take place in the comfort of the second floor salon of the Franklin Inn Club, which promotes conversation among its members and guests about local, national, and international events and cultural matters.

BYOB. Light refreshments will be available. For questions please call (215) 609-8357.