The Notre Dame School of Architecture’s graduate program promotes the study of classical and traditional architecture urbanism, both for their pedagogical value and with a view to their contemporary applications. At the heart of the School’s mission is a commitment to the making of humane, beautiful, and sustainable neighborhoods and cities, and an appreciation of the critical interdependence of architectural language, building types, and urban placemaking. According to this view, the traditional city comprises a range of public and private buildings that seek, both individually and in combination, to enhance the physical, intellectual, and spiritual well being of its citizens while fostering social interaction and beneficial governance. Depending on their civic purpose, the edifices that comprise the traditional city receive varying degrees of articulation from simple but dignified expressions for buildings that occupy the lower end of the civic spectrum to sophisticated classical compositions for buildings with a prominent public role where elevated formal discourse is appropriate—a poetics of form that is rooted in regional historical monumental traditions.
University of Notre Dame GRE score and admission requirements for graduate programs in Landscape Design and Architecture