​Architectural Education in Rome: A Plurality of Traditions

Wednesday, April 10

4:30 PM | Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi

Opening Session Featuring:

Steven Holl

Demetri Porphyrios

Barbara Littenberg


Reception to Follow

Thursday, April 11

Academic Conference

Rome Global Gateway

9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

10:00 AM

Architecture Education in Rome

Panel discussion between leaders of different programs based in Rome and discover the commonalities and differences in approaching Rome as an educator. 

Rev. Richard Bullene, C.S.C. '76
University of Notre Dame

Jeffrey Blanchard
Cornell University 

Ezio Genovesi
Rhode Island School of Design

Romolo Martemucci
Penn State

Moderated by John Stamper
University of Notre Dame

12:00 PM

How the Rome Global Gateway supports

Research and Scholarship

Michael E. Pippenger

Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization

University of Notre Dame


Heather Hyde Minor

Academic Director, Rome Global Gateway

University of Notre Dame

Krupali Uplekar Krusche 

Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work,

School of Architecture

University of Notre Dame


Break for Lunch

2:15 PM

The Splendid Ordinary -

Housing and the Continuous City in Rome

Jean-François Lejeune

University of Miami

Reunion Registration Opens

4:00 PM

Alumni Reflect on Influence of Rome

Participants include:

William J. Bates '75


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Melissa DelVecchio '94

Robert AM Stern Architects

Michael Manfredi '75


WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

Martha Welborne '75

Senior Advisor, 

HR&A Advisors

Thomas Rajkovich '83

President at Thomas Norman Rajkovich Architect, Ltd.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Evening Reception at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, featuring the unveiling of Frank Montana bust, a gift of the Class of 1971.

Friday, April 12

Spend the morning exploring Rome with expert guides - register for Friday excursions here.

We've left the afternoons free for you to wander, shop, take a cooking class or otherwise enjoy your travel. (Looking for ideas? Explore the Discussion forums on this site and connect with your fellow alumni.)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come back together for a reception at the Rome Global Gateway where you can meet current students and explore the exhibits. 

Saturday, April 13

Spend another morning exploring Rome with a different line-up of excursions.  Register for Saturday excursions here.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Say farewell to your friends at a special reception at Casino Aurora Pallavicini.

Sunday, April 14

The Alumni Reunion ends on Saturday evening, but everyone is invited to attend Palm Sunday mass at Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, near the Rome Global Gateway.

Via Labicana, 95, 00184

Mass is celebrated in Italian at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and 

in English at 10:00  AM

Dress code for all events is business casual