The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture
The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, Michael Lykoudis has served as professor of architecture at Notre Dame since 1991. A national and international leader in linking architectural tradition and classicism to urbanism and environmental issues, Lykoudis has devoted his career to the building, study, and promotion of traditional architecture and urbanism.
In 1995, he organized the conference and exhibition entitled “The Art of Building Cities,” which took place at the Art Institute of Chicago and was the first event in the United States to link the practice of contemporary classicism with the new traditional urbanism.
Since 2003, Lykoudis has served as chairman of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize jury. The Driehaus Prize honors architectural excellence that applies the principles of traditional, classical, and sustainable architecture and urbanism in contemporary society. Lykoudis is currently working on a book, Modernity, Modernism and the Other Modern.
The Rooney Deanship was created by Notre Dame parents Francis and Kathleen Rooney. Members of the School of Architecture Advisory Council since 2001, they have also established the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at Notre Dame.