The School will present three exhibitions at the Rome Global Gateway during the celebration. 

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Roma Cinquanta
For 50 years students of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture have lived and studied in the Eternal City. Explore their adventures, decade by decade, through photographs, stories, and student work. 

The Enduring Legacy of Frank Montana

Frank Montana joined the faculty of Notre Dame’s Department of Architecture in 1939. During his nearly 50 year tenure he played many important roles including serving as chair of the department (1950-1972) as well as being the Director of the Rome Studies program he founded on two occasions (1972-1975 & 1980-1986).  His passion for Rome and unwavering commitment to drawing, painting, and the students of Notre Dame are highlighted in the exhibit exploring the artwork he left to the School to support the Frank Montana Scholarship Fund.

HUE/ND - the Historic Urban Environments Lab at Notre Dame 
The Historic Urban Environments Lab at Notre Dame (HUE/ND) combines traditional library resources, such as archives and rare books, with new technologies to create innovative and exciting ways to study the built environment. 

Introducing Cities in Text: Rome - A traveller's view of the Eternal City

Explore historic Rome with access to travel guides written in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. These guides have been translated, mapped, and further illustrated allowing one to view the city as it was seen over the last 500 years. Cities are not built in a day.  They are the result of years of development and change.  No other city in the world expresses this concept more clearly than Rome.  Thousands of years of continuous urban development make Rome one of the most important centers for the study of the built environment.   In Rome as in other cities, it is of critical importance in planning for a city’s future to understand its past. 


Cities in Text: Rome provides access to selected travel guides allowing one to trace the city’s urban and architectural development. These guides, housed in the Library of the American Academy in Rome, include Bernardo Gamucci’s Dell’Antichita della Citta di Roma, published in 1565, Gio. Domenico Franzini’s Descrittione di Roma Antica e Moderna, published in 1643 and Giuseppe Vasi’s Itinerario Istrutivo Diviso in Otto Giornate, published in 1777. These specific texts were chosen for the quality of their scholarship, observations, illustrations, maps and itineraries. Each text has been digitized, preliminarily translated, illustrated, and geo-located to be explored digitally in a website. From the website one can program the related mobile application to take historic documentation into the field. These curated walking tours allow scholars and students alike to access library resources while exploring the city.