School of Architecture briefs students on new home for the program

first_imgBond Hall, constructed in 1917 on the coast of Saint Mary’s Lake, has long served as the home for the School of Architecture. But in the fall of 2018, the School will uproot itself from its longtime home and move to a new location. Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, as the new building will be called, will be located on Eddy Street, just south of Legends of Notre Dame and east of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.In Bond Hall on Wednesday night, architecture students were briefed on their new home. Michael Lykoudis, dean of the School of Architecture, began with a discussion of the necessity for a new building.“We were rapidly outsizing [Bond Hall]; we don’t have that much space in the studios,” he said. “We need a different kind of space. Bond Hall is an amazing building, a beautiful building, well-built. The studio layout doesn’t work as studios should. One of the most common complaints I hear is that graduates and undergraduates don’t speak to each other.”The construction process of the new building began three years ago with a donation of $27 million from advisory council members, Matthew and Joyce Walsh.Notre Dame and the School of Architecture chose John Simpson Architects to design Walsh Family Hall. “One of the reasons we selected this firm was not only for the quality of the design but that they actually sold a business model on top of the design,” Lykoudis said. “We have a design of a building that has actually gotten better because of the budget, and the creativity of the architect has actually come through in the challenges.”Simpson then spoke on the overall design of the building, which is heavily rooted in classicism and Greek style. Simpson noted the Temple of Apollo at Didyma as a chief source of inspiration.The central element of the new building will be a stoa, a central portico which will be used as a meeting area.“It is a double-height space; it is designed so it really stands out and gives you a sense of scale as you look out upon it, one whole side is looking out on the green court,” Simpson said.The classrooms are heavily integrated with the stoa, Simpson said.“The way the classrooms are organized is almost like a series of shops that come off from the stoa,” he said. “Some of the activities going on in there relate to what’s going on in the stoa.”A tower at the center of the courtyard is another prominent element of the new building. Simpson said this tower would be “a beacon which was really highlighting this whole part of campus as the arts district.”The announcement and unveiling of this new home for the School of Architecture have created excitement amongst its students.Stephanie Kubus, a sophomore architecture student, said that the instructional spaces will be much improved over those in Bond Hall. “The fact that there’s more space and more classrooms is exciting,” Kubus said. “The studio arrangements will allow for more interaction between years.”Kubus also noted her excitement about certain new design element of the building.“I’m most excited to experience the hall of casts, stoa and terrace,” Kubus said. “Plus there’s lots of natural lighting, which will be beautiful.”Tags: Michael Lykoudis, School of Architecture, Walsh Family Halllast_img read more

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Hernandez wins it for United

first_img It was hard on Stoke who had stunned the home fans by taking the lead with less than four minutes on the clock and made a mockery of their own paltry goalscoring record this season by attacking with freedom and flair. But for the brilliance of United goalkeeper David De Gea the visitors could have gone further ahead in a first period in which the home side were plainly nervous and guilty of a series of uncharacteristic defensive mistakes. When United clawed their way back into the match through Van Persie’s equaliser later in the first period, Stoke responded in spectacular fashion by going straight up the other end and restoring their lead through Arnautovic’s exquisite free-kick. Despite their under-par start to the season, United had every reason to feel confident against a Stoke side who had scored just four goals in eight games and came to Old Trafford without a win at the stadium since 1976. But home hopes that United would quickly settle proved short-lived as the visitors stunned the home fans – including former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson – into silence by taking the lead. Stoke left-back Erik Pieters took advantage of too much space afforded him on his favoured flank, beating Chris Smalling to cross for Crouch, who bundled the ball past De Gea at the second attempt. Mark Hughes’ side continued to counter-attack with purpose, and went close to adding a barely believable second goal after 13 minutes when Crouch beat Jonny Evans to reach Jonathan Walters’ cross from the Stoke right, but spooned over the bar from close range. Inevitably Van Persie was at the forefront of United’s attempted fightback, twice finding dangerous balls into the box blocked by the impressive and busy Robert Huth, while Rooney, anonymous for the first 20 minutes, drilled a speculative shot wide from long range. Substitute Javier Hernandez came to David Moyes’ rescue with a late header to seal a dramatic comeback 3-2 win for Manchester United against Stoke at Old Trafford. The visitors went close again when Crouch nodded a fine ball forward from Steven Nzonzi into the path of the unmarked Walters, whose shot from eight yards was brilliantly saved by De Gea. Nani was not far away at the other end but a second wasted opportunity from the Portuguese winger sent the first boos of frustration ringing round Old Trafford. Taking full advantage of United’s fragile back-line, Stoke continued to ooze confidence and De Gea had to be on hand again to save a low shot from Arnautovic just past the half-hour mark. United’s next chance fell to Rooney, who twisted a powerful effort from outside the box which was tipped over by Asmir Begovic, matching the heroics of his opposite number. Last season’s champions finally drew level two minutes before the break when Rooney’s header from a Patrice Evra cross was kept out by Begovic but the Bosnian goalkeeper could only flap the ball into the path of Van Persie, who buried it from 10 yards. As if to underline their fearlessness, Hughes’ men responded by going straight up the other end and restoring their lead within a minute, Arnautovic sending a delicious 30-yard free-kick into the top corner after being fouled by Smalling. After the first-half excitement, the game calmed down at the start of the second, with the Potters’ understandably sitting deeper and largely coping with what United could throw at them, including a Van Persie free-kick that hit the wall from a dangerous position. Walters mis-hit a good opportunity for Stoke after a cross from the left by substitute Marc Wilson, and as home frustration grew Hernandez was booked for a bad challenge on an angry Huth. It fell to Rooney to ease that frustration 12 minutes from time when he applied the deftest of flicks to a Van Persie corner to draw United level – and Hernandez sealed United’s quick-fire comeback by heading the winner two minutes later. So United took the points with a late comeback. That used to be a familiar story around these parts. Moyes had looked set for a nightmare afternoon to eclipse earlier setbacks against West Brom and Southampton when first Peter Crouch and then Marko Arnautovic fired the visitors in front. But the pressure on the manager’s shoulders eased slightly when Wayne Rooney sparked United’s late revival with a clipped header from a Robin van Persie corner in the 78th minute – and two minutes later Mexican Hernandez headed the winner from a Patrice Evra cross from the left. Press Associationlast_img read more

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