I Disegni Italiani

Rome, Italy

Notre Dame proposes an exciting alternative to learning '‘urbanism’' and '‘regionalism’' through textbook definitions: GO TO ROME. Third-year architecture undergrads relocate to la Citta' Eterna for one year – morning strolls through baroque basilicas masquerade as history lessons, and urban interventions in real piazzas disguise students from the disastrous truth that they are, indeed, learning. A discovered love for traditional urban fabric is what ultimately sets the Notre Dame Architect apart.