Conference: From Vernacular to Classical: The Perpetual Modernity of Palladio


Location: Bond Hall Foyer


The University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture will host a three-day conference, "From Vernacular to Classical: The Perpetual Modernity of Palladio,” June 10-12. Bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and students from various disciplines, the conference will explore how the Palladian tradition inspires the evolution of classical architecture. 

One of the most influential architects in history, 16th-century Italian Andrea Palladio’s impact is evident throughout the United States. Buildings such as the White House, the U. S. Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the National Gallery of Art bear his imprint. Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home, Monticello, is modeled after Palladio’s famed Villa Rotonda in Vicenza, Italy.

Conference participants will reconnect Palladian ideals to the living tradition that has informed these icons of American democracy and continue to shape vital paradigms for sustainable architecture and urbanism.

Two exhibitions, “Palladio and his Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey” at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art and the “New Palladians,” an exhibition of 50 international classical architects’ work in the Bond Hall Gallery, also will be held in conjunction with the conference.

Friday, June 10 
4:00 to 5:00 pm: Registration, Bond Hall Foyer 
5:00 to 5:15 pm: Welcome, 104 Bond Hall 
5:15 to 6:00 pm: Keynote, Robert Adam 
6:00 to 7:30 pm: Opening Reception for “New Palladians” Exhibition, featuring a talk by co-curator Alireza Sagharchi, Bond Hall Gallery 
7:30 to 9:30 pm: Dinner, Oak Room, South Dining Hall 

Conference registration is available here.

Conference Schedule 
Additional Events 
Call for Papers 
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