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Bond University
Mirvac School of Sustainable Development (Robina, QLD)

Faculty contacts:

Dr Daniel O'Hare
Deputy Head of Mirvac School of Sustainable Development

Murdoch University

Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
(Perth, WA)

Murdoch University is based in Perth, Western Australia, the state in which New Urbanism has found its greatest support so far. The university offers a Master of Arts in Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning which includes a course unit on Cities and Sustainability which deals extensively with New Urbanist paradigms.

A new unit on Sustainable Urban Design is taught with the State Government's Urban Design and Major Projects Unit and deals directly with the New Urbanism.   This unit is also available as a CPD-approved 5 day short course for practitioners and others.

Click here for a full list of courses at the ISTP.

Faculty contacts:

Peter Newman

Professor in City Policy and Director of Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, is the author of many seminal works on transport, planning and sustainability, including Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence with Jeff Kenworthy (below).

Jeff Kenworthy

Associate Professor in Sustainable Settlements

RMIT University
Department of Social Science and Planning
(Melbourne, VIC)

Royal Melbourne Insitute of Technology, based in the heart of Australia's most urbane city, is one of Australia's most prestigious tertiary institutions and kept its name after all other Institutes had become Universities. RMIT does not offer courses in New Urbanism as such, but runs a number of programs in which aspects of NU are taught. The University hosted the inaugural Australia & New Zealand Congress for the New Urbanism in April 2001.

Faculty contacts:

Associate Professor Michael Buxton

Discipline Leader Environment & Planning in the Faculty of the Constructed Environment

Queensland University of Technology
School of Design and Built Environment
(Brisbane, QLD)

Like many other Australian universities, NU is not taught as such, but the linked Graduate Diploma in Urban Design and Master of Built Environment (Urban Design) is sympathetic and compatible with the new urbanism.   The course includes studios and coursework units that focus on transit oriented development, walkability, livability, urban sustainability and so on.

University of Technology Sydney
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
(Sydney, NSW)

Based at the heart of Australia's largest and most vibrant city, UTS teaches a range of postgraduate courses in planning.   The Course Coordinator, Mike Gillen, has shaped some of the student learning experiences to engage with traditional neighbourhood design and New Urbanism. The Graduate Certificate in Planning (AB60), Graduate Diploma in Planning (AB55) and Master of Planning (AB56) courses are sympathetic to the normative goals of TND/NU.

Most of the teaching of TND/NU occurs at second year level (Grad Dip) in the subject Urban Design and Management, but the concepts are also introduced at Graduate Certificate level in the subject Urban Analysis.   It is also reviewed and critiqued at the Masters level in the subject Advanced Planning Theory & Practice.

Faculty contacts:

Mike Gillen

Course Co-ordinator

University of Western Sydney (Sydney, NSW)
The Master of Urban Management (MUM) at The Urban Research Centre UWS

Managing Cities has become an increasingly complex task. Economic growth and the quality of the environment, financing infrastructure, dealing with increased expectations and making cities socially sustainable are all issues confronting Urban Managers.

The Master of Urban Management (MUM) is a flexibly delivered program linked to The Urban Research Centre in Sydney. It is a postgraduate qualification with a focus on management oriented to existing and aspirant urban professionals seeking research and policy responses to urban problems.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Michael Bounds

Director UWS/UNSW AHURI; Associate Professor

University of Western Sydney
Bankstown Campus
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith South DC NSW 1797
Tel: +61(0)412 123 437, Fax +61(0)2 9555 9760


Center for Design at Unieuro University (Brasilia) 8

Faculty contacts:

Pedro P. Palazzo teaches Architectural History and Art History.   Though historic styles are not supported at all by the design professors, in the history sequence he is working with other faculty to provide students with a practical grasp on traditional composition, construction and detailing.   In addition, Palazzo is assigning design projects to his history students in order to develop their sensitivity towards tradition in general and classicism in particular, with "fine results so far (especially considering the absence of local examples of 'old buildings')".

In addition, the curriculum has had a strong emphasis on traditional urbanism, taught by one of the current program directors, Prof. Maria Elaine Kohlsdorf.

Faculty contacts:

Pedro P. Palazzo

Professor of Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism



University of British Columbia Urban Studio (Vancouver, BC)

The UBC Urban Studio is a joint effort of the UBC Schools of Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and the Landscape Architecture Program. Professors are Ron Walkey, (School of Architecture), Penny Gurstein (School of Community and Regional Planning); Patrick Condon and Joanne Proft (Landscape Architecture Program).

Faculty contact:

Patrick M. Condon

James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments 

University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design (Alberta)

Masters Degree program in Urban Design, in the interdisciplinary Faculty of Environmental Design (graduate programs in urban design, architecture, environmental science, industrial design, and planning).   The Urban Design Lab, located in downtown Calgary, conducts applied research projects in urban design and community planning, and offers several outreach programs.

Faculty contact:

Bev Sandalack

Director Urban Design Program and Urban Design Lab


University of Grenoble 3

Faculty contacts:

Nicolà Ragno reportedly teaches classical architecture and urbanism in an academy generally hostile to the subjects.

Alumni contacts:

Cécile Devemey, ex Fairfax & Sammons, now practicing in Orleans, France



Technische Universitat Berlin Merged Civil Engineering and Applied Geosciences and Architecture - Environment - Society Department 19 

From Autumn 2006 a new Master of Urban Design programme will commence at the Instituts für Stadt- und Regionalplanung (ISR) at the Technical University of Berlin.   The Master of Urban Design is a consecutive Master's degree for students holding a Bachelor's degree.

Faculty contacts:

Harald Bodenschatz

Professor, Publications Board, CEU Management Committee

University of Dortmund Lehrstuhl Entwerfen und Städtebau ES 19

Professor Mäckler has been head of the Design and Urban Development section of the Department of Architecture and Engineering since 2003.

His built work and that of his colleague, Paul Kahlfeldt, includes traditional influences.   Michael Stojan has been an invited lecturer on topics such as the gartenstadt of the early 20th century, the point de vue - a forgotten highlight of urban design - and the "new" urbanism of the 80s in Europe.

Wolfgang Sönne, Christoph Mäckler, Hans Stimmann and Bernd Reiff recently founded the new Dortmunder Institut für Stadtbaukunst (Dortmund Institute for the Art of Urban Design) which has already received attention in the German press.

Now with the new lecture series Dortmunder Vorträge zur Stadtbaukunst (Dortmund lectures on the Art of Urban Design) the four have started a public forum where the most urgent problems of present urban design are tackled. This series will continue over the following semesters and will be published twice a year. The aim is to find ways to build sustainable and beautiful cities, following the principles of the Council for European Urbanism.

Faculty contacts:

Christoph Mäckler Prof. Dipl. - Eng. Arch., Chair of Urban Design (Städtebau)

Paul Kahlfeldt Prof. Dr. - Eng. Arch.

Wolfgang Sonne Prof. Dr.

Michael Stojan Dipl.-Ing. Past Visiting Lecturer, CEU member


Technische Universiteit Delft

One of a very few European institutions with individuals "not unsympathetic to traditional architecture and urbanism".

Faculty contacts:

Henko Bekkering, Director, Department of Town Planning,

Paul Drewe, Town Planning,

Jaap Dawson, Architecture


University of Isfahan Traditional Structures Centre

The Traditional Structures Centre in the University of Isfahan is the only centre in Iran dedicated to structural research into historical buildings.   We understand that they work intensely in teaching traditional design, and are working on restoration and study of historical monuments.   They have also been researching the geometric proportions of traditional Islamic architecture.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Mehrdad Hejazi, Head of Traditional Structures Centre


Politecnico di Bari Dipartimento ICAR *V*

The Politecnico di Bari maintains a leading research department in the computer aided design and manufacture of natural stone.   PhD research in the department under Prof. d'Amato focusses on stereotomy and the use of stone in traditional structures.   Prof. Petruccioli's students work on Middle Eastern urbanism and related topics.   Design studies focus on the traditional urbanism of the region.

Introduced in 2005-2006 is the Corse di Laurea in Architettura Curriculum Classico , a new venture - taught in Italian - that aims alla formazione di una figura professionale che integri le cognizioni di base dell’architetto, così come è definito dalle recenti direttive nazionali ed europee, con specifiche conoscenze nell’area dell’antico, a carattere storico, archeologico e metodologico.

The objective of the new curriculum is la creazione di una figura professionale, di fatto assente nel panorama accademico italiano, che potremmo definire ‘architetto-archeologo’... un architetto la cui adeguata conoscenza degli aspetti storici e archeologici del mondo antico, insieme con il contatto diretto con l’architettura derivante dall’attiva partecipazione a campagne di rilievo e di scavo, consentono di intervenire con consapevolezza sul patrimonio archeologico e monumentale sia ai fini della conoscenza, sia della conservazione, sia della progettazione infrastrutturale e d’area.

This is a first for a European university and the Politecnico di Bari is to be congratulated for it.

Faculty contacts:

Claudio d'Amato Guerrieri, Professor, Member ICTP

Attilio Petruccioli, Professor, INTBAU Committee of Honour

University of Bologna
Department of Architecture and Territorial Planning
1, 2

Faculty contacts:

Gabriele Tagliaventi, A Vision of Europe, INTBAU Steering Committee, 

University of Ferrara 1, 2

The University of Ferrara has 5 year program of Urban Architecture at the School of Engineering that focuses on New Urbanism. UF also hosts the Italian Chapter of the Council for European Urbanism, and produces the 'Urban Lovers' newsletter.

Faculty contacts:

Gabriele Tagliaventi, A Vision of Europe, CEU

Cristiana Bartolomei, INTBAU Member

Università Roma Tre
Facoltà di Progettazione e Scienze dell'Architettura 
Professor Paulo Marconi teaches an acclaimed course in the Restoration of Monuments, Architettura - Restauro and a European Masters in the Restoration of Buildings, Towns and Environments, Restauro architettonico e recupero della bellezza dei centri storici.

Faculty contacts:

Paulo Marconi, Professor, Member ICoH 


Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro (Querétaro)23

Dr. Ernesto Philibert did the initial work to develop this programme, which is now run by professor Ramón Abonce. Close collaborators have included David Lewis of Carnegie-Mellon University and Urban Design Associates, Nikos Salingaros of the University of Texas and Technical University of Delft, and Michael Mehaffy of INTBAU USA. The programme is primarily in Spanish, with some lectures and reading in English.

The Master of Architecture and New Urbanism seeks to respond to the uncontrolled growth that has taken place in cities in recent years. To that end, the masters programme, focusing on the approach of the New Urbanism, seeks to train professionals to help recover the best of traditional urbanism looking encourage the return of the habitable and accessible city, with suburbs designed for the pedestrian, that are functional, safe and integrated. The aim is to preserve the physical and cultural legacy of the region and the country without neglecting the conservation of the environment, ie, restoring the urban centers as places of conviviality and competitiveness.

Faculty contacts:

Ramon Abonce, Professor

Dr. Ernesto Philibert

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

UNITEC Faculty of Architecture & Design (Auckland) 

Dr Branko Mitrovic is Professor and Programme Co-Ordinator for the B.Arch course.   He also teaches a six-month course in Classical Architecture, which has produced extraordinary results in its early years.

Rau Hoskins is Director of an architectural design studio teaching traditional Maori architecture.   The studio has been going for several years now, and has some very talented students.

Faculty contacts:

Branko Mitrovic, Professor; formerly INTBAU College of Chapters

Rau Hoskins, Lecturer/Maori Studio Director

Puerto Rico

Universidad Politecnico (San Juan) 1, 2

Faculty contacts:

Jorge Rigau
Juan Penabad


Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad del País Vasco (Donostia-San Sebastian) 7

Faculty contacts:

Javier Cenicacelaya, Professor, Member ICoH, 

Manuel Iñiguez

Alberto Ustárroz 

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura
 de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Prof. Carmen O. Menéndez teaches Applied Linguistics for Architecture and Urbanism and has launched a new project to foster the awareness and knowledge of traditional architecture among students of architecture, which has proved to be of much interest. Students research a particular traditional building or type of urbanism in their home area, later doing a presentation to the class. The group mixes students from all over Spain and some EU and Mundus Erasmus. She also teaches LSP courses at COAM (Madrid Institute of Registered Architects).

Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT)
: traditional architecture research center which belongs to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and was established in 1996 to study, protect, diffuse and promote traditional architecture and building technics through an agreement with Boceguillas (Segovia) town council. It develops diverse activities, including workshops, conferences and research programs.

Faculty contacts:

Luis Maldonado Ramos, Full Professor, CIAT Co-director

Fernando Vela Cossío, Professor, CIAT Co-director

Santos García Álvarez, Professor, CIAT member

David Rivera Gámez, Professor, CIAT member

Carmen O. Menéndez, Professor, INTBAU member

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

Faculty contacts:

Jaime de Hoz Onrubia, Professor, INTBAU and CIAT member

Alejandro García Hermida, Professor, INTBAU and CIAT member

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura
 de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Faculty contacts:

Camilla Mileto, Professor, INTBAU member

Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares, Professor, INTBAU member

Federico Iborra Bernat, Professor, INTBAU member

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Faculty contacts:

Fernando Quiles García, Professor, INTBAU member



Lund University (LTH)
Masters Degree in Sustainable Urban Design
(Lund) 24

A new Masters Degree in Sustainable Urban Design was launched at LTH in 2008. The two-year studio-based course aims to equip students to manifest specific social, economic and environmental intentions in physical form. Drawing on best practices and advanced research into urban form, urban quality, and sustainability, students design new neighborhoods for decaying urban districts as well as improved strategies for regional landscapes. Study trips to successful urban design developments in Europe provide opportunities for students to learn from both historic precedents and the latest practices.

The Ax:son Johnson Institute for Sustainable Urban Design at Lund University sponsors the master's program and bring in prestigious guest professors and practitioners from around the world.

A unique feature is that there is no tuition fee: Students are only responsible for their own living expenses, books, materials and miscellaneous costs. There is also one free study trip each semester.

Hosts annual International Workshop Conference on Sustainable Urban Design

Faculty contacts:

Peter Elmlund, (Ax:son Johnson Foundation)

Johan Rådeberg (Professor, Urban Planning, Department of Architecture; research project "Towards the Human City")

Royal Institute of Technology
School of Architecture and Built Environment
(Stockholm) 9

The first Scandinavian Full Master of Science Program in Urban Planning & Design (80 credits) starts in September 2006 at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Interested students with architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning background are invited to apply online.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Tigran Haas, UPD MSc. Program

United Kingdom - Dedicated Institutions

INTBAU UK (London) *V*

The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism Central Office (INTBAU UK) has a range of academic projects. Dr Matthew Hardy (INTBAU Founding Secretary) is able to supervise doctoral research at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts. He is also is one of the three founding editors of the Journal of Urbanism.

INTBAU UK publishes books arising from its peer-reviewed academic conferences, and maintains the guide to academies teaching New Urbanism and/or traditional design that you are now reading.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Matthew Hardy, Architect, INTBAU Secretary (retired)

The Prince's Foundation for Building Community (London) *V*

The Prince's Foundation for Building Community has been teaching architecture and urban design for over a decade. 

The Poundbury Series, launched in 2007, is a series of seven lectures and tours which are an essential experience for those involved in the planning, design and building of housing developments in the UK and beyond. Those involved in the development of Poundbury, along with other experts, will demonstrate through a series of lectures, workshops and visits how to implement these cutting-edge ideas. The underlying principles, established by the masterplanner, Léon Krier, and put into practise by the Duchy of Cornwall, will be analysed to help improve popular and specialist understanding of the place.

As the government and development industry search for an appropriate model for sustainable development in the twenty-first century, the Poundbury Series offers the opportunity to reflect on a model initiated by The Prince of Wales twenty years ago, which continues to gain credibility, not only in the UK but around the world.

Over the next few years, The Prince's Foundation will publish twelve books by some of the world's leading figures in architecture and urbanism. The first three, by Léon Krier, Ray Gindoz, and David Cadman, are available to purchase here.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Matthew Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Urbanism

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts (London) *V*

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts is a new institution incorporating the VITA School (see below).   The PSTA offers a wider range of courses including a PhD programme among the supervisors of which is Dr Matthew Hardy.

VITA was founded 16 years ago by Emeritus Professor Keith Critchlow to specialise in the arts and architecture of Islam, but has extended its interests to include the traditional arts of other civilisations.   VITA aims to encourage an appreciation of the universal values that are fundamental to the art of the great traditions of the world.   VITA believes that the beauty of form, pattern and colour are not simply aesthetically pleasing or demonstrations of good design but are representatives of a more profound universal order.

VITA offers MA and PhD level courses in a variety of traditional disciplines.

Faculty contacts:

Khaled Azzam, Director; formerly INTBAU Steering Committee

Paul Marchant, Deputy Director; Senior Tutor

UK universities with some dedicated courses or faculty members

Oxford Brookes University
International Vernacular Architecture Unit

The International Vernacular Architecture Unit aims to advance recognition and understanding of the meaning and importance of vernacular architecture traditions worldwide.   Hosting the unique Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library (POVAL) and providing a base for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and comparative research, it promotes projects that extend the geographic, thematic and methodological scope of the field, emphasising the way in which vernacular traditions are of fundamental importance to the sustainable development of the world's built environment.

2007 sees the introduction of an updated MA / PG Dip / PG Cert programme in International Architectural Regeneration and Development. This programme is offered by the Department of Architecture in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes, offering a new module on Globalisation, Environment and Development, alongside the existing modules on issues related to vernacular architecture, regeneration and development.   The course includes international fieldtrips, a high-profile master class and a number of one-day workshops.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Marcel Vellinga, International Vernacular Architecture Unit

University of Hertfordshire

From October 2011, a new MSc in Sustainable Planning is offered in the Division of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Faculty contact:

Dr Richard Southern, Head of Division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Strathclyde Department of Architecture (Glasgow) 12

A new Masters Course in Urban Design that started in September 2006 at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is especially designed to address the needs for high quality urban design skills as identified by both the Government and professional institutions.

The course is design based and offers a multidisciplinary approach which includes economic, political, social, technical and cultural aspects to achieve a sustainable urban development.   Faculty closely collaborate with both local planning institutions and international academic institutions to achieve excellence in urban design.

The course is open to full-time and part-time study; individual modules can also be booked for CPD and lifelong learning.

Faculty contacts:

Dr Ombretta Romice, Course Director

Tel: +44-(0)141-548-4219/3006 or Fax: +44-(0)141-548-3997

Robert Adam, Visiting Professor, INTBAU UK Chair

University of Portsmouth Department of Architecture (Portsmouth) 21

Peter Hodson describes himself as "still hanging on here" with no intention of retiring.   His Classical Course (unique in the UK) is supported "by the Head of Departments and colleagues (many of whom are former students, and are fans still)".   Peter is also a C.P.D instructor for an AIA – Accredited course in Classical Architecture in the US, and undertakes research in Classical Architecture.

Faculty contacts:

Peter Hodson, Senior Lecturer, Admissions Tutor

Kingtson University

Two young lecturers at Kingston University are now running an undergraduate studio in classical architecture. The course has been running for a few years, and students are apparently greatly enjoying the sessions and the opportunity to try something different. ADAM Architecture partner George Saumarez Smith comments that this is "probably the most radical thing you can do now". We await reports of this new programme with interest.


Timothy Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United States - Dedicated institutions

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) (New York) 1

Runs seminars, study tours, summer schools and short courses in classical architecture.

Faculty contacts:

Paul Gunther, President

Victor Deupi, Arthur Ross Director of Education

Core Faculty:

Martin Brandwein- Elements of Classical Architecture

Stephen T. Chrisman, Prince of Wales's Alumnus

Richard Wilson Cameron - Literature of Classicism, Traditional Rendering and Euclidean Geometry

Andy Taylor - Literature of Classicism, Traditional Rendering and Euclidean Geometry

Steve Bass - Proportion and Mouldings

Richard Sammons, Member ICTP - Proportion and Mouldings

John Woodrow Kelley - Drawing Skills and Perspective

Leonard Kelleyn - Drawing Skills and Perspective

Recent studio instructors include

William Bates, Marvin Clawson, Phillip Dodd, Christine G. H. Franck, Richard John (PoWIA, ITA, CNU, UM), John Massengale, Melissa Del Vecchio, A. James Tinson.

Seaside Institute (Florida)

The Seaside Institute is a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization which supports the restoration of civic life to the community through conferences, workshops, forums and symposia for specialists, decision makers, students and the public.   It also sponsors residency programs for artists and scholars and presents concerts, exhibitions and literary events.

Faculty contacts:

Phyllis Bleiweis, Director CNU 

United States - Dedicated university programs

American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) (Charleston, South Carolina)

The American College of the Building Arts is committed to educating building artisans and preserving the building arts in a manner never before seen in America. ACBA educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship and encourage the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the worlds' architectural heritage through a liberal arts education. From ornamental ironwork to timber framing, our mission is to fuse contemporary practice and knowledge with tradition - to inspire a national renewal of craftsmanship. The hands we train will reinforce and protect our country's building legacy as they work to save historic structures or create those that will one day earn such time-honored distinction.

Faculty contacts:

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Colby M. Broadwater, III, President

Simeon Warren, Dean & Professor of Architectural Stone

Snow College Traditional Building Skills Institute (Ephraim, UT) 16

Snow College in Ephraim, Utah serves as the home of the Traditional Building Skills Institute.  The institute focuses on the construction and restoration of buildings rather than planning and urban design, and is perpetuating otherwise dying building skills. It is difficult to find contact details for TBIS on the website.

Faculty contacts:

John Lambert, Instructor, Organiser of TBSI's study abroad program in England

University of Miami School of Architecture 2, 3, 15

Traditionally-based bachelors program with emphasis on drawing and documentation. Masters program specializing in Suburb & Town Design, Center for Urban & Community Design, Institute for Traditional Architecture certificate program, Knight Program in Community Building. Hosts the TradArch listserv, owned by

Richard John, Former Director, Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture

Proposal exists to offer a distance learning Masters in New Urbanism accredited by the CNU, with faculty including Andres Duany.

Various travel programs are offered during breaks as well as semester programs in Rome for undergraduates and graduate students.   A curriculum of New Urban studios is currently being offered to undergraduate and graduate students.   The second year undergraduate students are involved in the first New Urban studio integrated into the standard curriculum with professors from local firms (DPZ, Dover-Kohl, etc).

Charles Bohl is one of the three founding editors of the Journal of Urbanism.

Has hosted National Charrette Institute Charrette Planner™ Certification courses.

Faculty contacts:

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Dean; DP-Z; CNU founder

Denis Hector, Associate Dean

Joanna Lombard, Professor

Frank Martinez, Professor

Jean-François Lejeune, first Director of the program 1988-1995; PoW Urban Task Force Potsdam, Berlin

Jaime Correa, Coordinator Suburb & Town Design program

Allan Shulman

Charles C. Bohl, Director, Knight Program in Community Building

Richard John

Alumni contacts:

Jason Dunham

University of Notre Dame School of Architecture (South Bend, Indiana) *V*

Traditional and classical architecture and the New Urbanist planning approach occupy a premier place in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.   The first Catholic university in America to offer a degree in architecture, beginning in 1898, Notre Dame now boasts nationally-acclaimed undergraduate and post-graduate programs.   The New York Times calls the School "the Athens" of the New Classicism movement.   Notre Dame architecture students learn not only the principles of designing and constructing buildings, but also the importance of maintaining and enriching the identity and cohesiveness of the communities where they live and work.

Faculty contacts:

Michael Lykoudis, Chair

Philip Bess, Graduate Director and Professor

Rev. Richard Bullene, C.S.C., Assistant Chair

Norman Crowe, Director of Graduate Studies Program

Samir Younés, Director of Rome Studies Program

Robert Amico, Professor

Imdat As, Assistant Professor

Robert Brandt, Furniture Design Concentration, Director

Braulio Casas, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rome

Dennis Doordan, Professor

Alan DeFrees, Professional Specialist

Richard Economakis, Associate Professor

Sallie Hood, Associate Professor

Frank Huderwitz, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Tom Lowing, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dino Marcantonio, Assistant Professor

David Mayernik, Associate Professor

Ettore Mazzola, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rome

Richard Piccolo, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rome

Paloma Pajares, Associate Professor

Ingrid Rowland, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rome

Giovanna Sandusky, Assistant Professional Specialist and Concurrent Lecturer

David Sassano, Visiting Assistant Professor

Steven Semes, Associate Professor

Thomas Gordon Smith, Professor

John Stamper, Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Program

Duncan Stroik, Professor

Krupali Uplekar, Assistant Professor, INTBAU College of Chapters, INTBAU India

Carroll William Westfall, Professor, Member ICTP

Alumni contacts:

David Mayernik (architect & painter, co-founder of Humanist Art Review)

Virginia Tech Academy for the New Urbanism (Alexandria, Virginia)

Virginia Tech launched the "Academy for the New Urbanism" (ANU) in Fall 2005.   The program is aimed at providing needed implementation skills for practicing planners.   The ANU (not to be confused with the Australian National University!) is also offering the National Charrette Institute's courses through its program.   ANU's goal is to become the premier institution "retooling" the planning profession for the job of rebuilding North America.

Virginia Tech has a long NU-friendly pedigree and some illustrious NU Alumni in its ranks.   The school hosted part of the first Congress for the New Urbanism in 1992.   Victor Dover and Joe Kohl of Dover Kohl, and Tom Low of Duany & Plater-Zyberk, studied architecture at Virginia Tech.

While the architecture school has been described as "a hotbed of unrepentant modernists", the planning graduate school, particularly at the Alexandria Campus is said to be quite friendly to the NU way of thinking.   The affiliated Metropolitan Institute is doing some very significant research in a number of areas related to New Urbanism.

Faculty contacts:

Peter Katz, Professor in Practice, author of "The New Urbanism"

Alumni contacts:

Victor Dover, Dover Kohl & Partners

University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning (Denver, Colorado)

Christine Franck has been appointed the first Director of Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives. This new position will help pull together a number of programmes and initiatives in the college around the theme of Enduring Places.

Faculty contacts:

Christine G. H. Franck, Director ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

United States - Universities with some dedicated courses or faculty members

Andrews University Division of Architecture (Berrien Springs, MI) *V*

Traditional urban design and the craft of building are the heart of the curriculum at Andrews University Division of Architecture.   This Adventist university is located in beautiful countryside close to Berrian Springs in southern Michigan.

Faculty contacts:

Tom Lowing
Andrew C. von Maur, Professor of Architecture

Kristen von Maur

Mark Moreno
Lew Seibold, former director

Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and School of Planning
(Tempe, AZ)

Emily Talen teaches Urban form, sustainable cities, and New Urbanism at ASU. She is one of the three founding editors of the Journal of Urbanism.

Faculty contacts:

Emily Talen, Professor, Head of CNU Affordability Initiative

University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design 2

More reports required for this school. Hosted Third New Urbanist Academic Symposium and hosts International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).

Faculty contacts:

Harrison Fraker, Dean of the CED, Professor of Architecture

Christopher Alexander-oriented faculty?1,2

College of Charleston School of the Arts (Charleston, SC) 13

The College of Charleston has an undergraduate program in Historic Preservation and Community Planning that is very friendly to NU.

Ralph Muldrow teaches the orders and classical nomenclature in his May course 'Traditional Design and Historic Preservation in Charleston', using Charleston examples, and he includes some of this in other courses such as his 'American Vernacular Architecture' course.   Muldrow says he bases his teaching on his studies with ICA&CA people including Alvin Holm, and that he uses excercises from the course he taught at the ICA a few years ago.

Faculty contacts:

Ralph Muldrow

Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning 2

Faculty contacts:

John Forester, Professor, Chair of the Dept. of CRP

John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus, history of American city planning

Alumni contacts:

Jose Gelabert-Navia

Florida Atlantic University Abacoa Project 6

A resource centre for developers of NU communities.

 "The Abacoa Project consists of activities that build effective and healthy communities, and services that ensure a vital civil society and responsible citizenry with a special emphasis on the emerging community of Abacoa and the southeast Florida region.  The Project faculty brings the lessons of community building to communities seeking to improve neighborhood life and undertake sustainable development."

Faculty contacts:

Marie York Tel: +1 561 799 8689

Ed Maietta Tel: +1 561 799 8526

Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty contacts:

Rick Hall (Visiting Assistant Professor, DP-Z consultant) teaches a masters level course in transportation and land use which focuses on TND concepts by Duany, Calthorpe and Nelessen.

University of Georgia College of the Environment and Design (Athens, GA)

New urbanist campus club (see New Urban News, March 2001 article). Hosts the Practice of New Urbanism listserv (Pro-Urb)

Click here to search the archives of the Pro-Urb list.

UGA had the first chapter of Students for the New Urbanism. Since it was formed it is said that there has been a softening on the part of faculty to encourage (or allow) projects that encompass NU principles rather than the familiar conventional suburban developments or strip malls.

Faculty contacts:

Jack Crowley, Dean, College of the Environment and Design; NU campus club advisor; CNU

Lucy Rowland, Science Collections & Research Facilities, UGA Libraries; owner-moderator, Pro-Urb listserv; CNU

Marianne Cramer, College of the Environment and Design; CNU

Student contacts:

Walter Kawa, Landscape Architecture postgraduate student

Jacob Lindsey, Landscape Architecture undergraduate student, Students for the New Urbanism

Georgia Insitute of Technology College of Architecture 2, 18

Traditional design has been steadily gaining in strength at GTech. The Harrison Design Associates Visiting Scholar in Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse, a recently-endowed chair, provides enough money to have an outside studio professor come for one semester a year to teach a graduate studio design course.   Although it has been labeled an historic preservation course, it was endowed in the name of Dr. Elizabeth Dowling, an architecture professor at Georgia Tech who teaches and supports educating students in classical design.

The Harrison Design Associates Visiting Scholars so far have been Gene Surber (2003), Anne Fairfax (2004), Gregory Saldana (2005), and Richard Sammons (2006).   Christine Frank will fill the post in 2007.   The position is sometimes used for a graduate studio and sometimes for an elective open to both undergraduates and graduates.   Augmenting these courses and Professor Elizabeth Dowling's elective course in Classical Design, in 2006, and again in 2007, Jonathan Lacrosse will be offering a course in neotraditional residential design with prizes sponsored by Historical Concepts.

There are also several courses on New Urbanism.   Dr. Mine Hashas teaches two courses on Community Design and Development. The first is an introduction to the principles of new urbanism while the second focuses on more in-depth analysis of local new urbanist case studies. Brian Leary, the project manager of Atlantic Station, also offers an annual course using Atlantic Station as a case study for the process of integrating design, planning, permitting, construction, and marketing of new urbanism. These courses augment the urban design studios and other required coursework for the Master of Science degree with a concentration in Urban Design.

Faculty contacts:

Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director, Architecture Program; CNU

Elizabeth Meredith Dowling, Professor of Architectural History, author of

The American Classicist
Anne Fairfax, Visiting Scholar 2004; Fairfax and Sammons Architects

Parsons The New School for Design

Faculty contacts:

Dody Sager

University of Idaho

Idaho Urban Research and Design Center
(Boise, ID) 14

The University of Idaho and particularly the urban center in Boise is said to be "very pro NU and Smart Growth".

Faculty contacts:

Sherry McKibben, Director, UI/Idaho Urban Research and Design Center

Jacksonville State University Department of Psychology
(Jacksonville, AL)

Professor Steven Bitgood includes New Urbanism and smart growth as part of several of his environmental psychology courses.

Faculty contacts:

Steven Bitgood, Professor of Psychology

Judson College Department of Architecture (Elgin, Illinois) *V* 17

A new Traditional Architecture and Urbanism concentration started in 2007-08 at this thriving evangelical Christian college, and seems to be producing excellent results. Though some faculty members were skeptical about traditional design during our visit, the department has a strong history course and student traditional projects were judged on their own merits. New Urbanism is widely supported and from what we saw of student work, well understood. Elgin is a small town on the beautiful Fox River, just outside Chicago.

Faculty contacts:

Christopher Miller, Associate Professor

University of Kentucky College of Design 2

Hosts CNU listserv

Faculty contacts:

David Mohney, Dean

University of Louisville
Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods Program (SUN)

SUN's mission is to explore strategies, which foster empowering individuals in the community, promoting neighborhood revitalization and self-sufficiency achieved through community partnerships.   The program recently won Sierra Club and Industrial Economics citations and was a semifinalist in the Harvard Innovations in American Government awards in 2001.

Faculty contacts:

John I. Gilderbloom, Director of SUN and Principal Investigator, Urban and Public Affairs PhD Program

Massachussetts Insitute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture 2

More reports required for this school.

Faculty contacts:

Michael Dennis, professor

University of Michigan
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Master of Urban Design Program includes components on New Urbanism, Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities, as well as what is described as "contemporary notions of a more transient world in technological flux".   Course includes an annual Charrette that focuses on a neighbourhood or district in metropolitan Detroit, 45 minutes away.   Students are encouraged to attend other charrettes anywhere in the world.   Architecture studios appear to be in the grip of Modernism, however.

Hosted Fourth New Urbanist Academic Symposium and hosts annual Midwest Regional Mayor's Institute on City Design and a national academic conference on New Urbanism.

Faculty contacts:

Douglas Kelbaugh, Dean and Professor of Architecture & Urban Planning, former principal of Calthorpe & Associates, teaches Design, Theory, Practice, Housing and Charrettes.

University of Minnesota
College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Design Center for the American Urban Landscape

Faculty contacts:

William Rees Morrish, professor and director, Center for the American Landscape, CNU Board of Dir.

Carol Swenson, interim director, senior research fellow, Design Center for American Urban Landscape

Thomas Fisher, dean

University of Nevada School of Architecture (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Runs 2 semester undergraduate / graduate studio course in New Urbanism and Traditional American Urbanism.   Classes are conducted in downtown Las Vegas at the Historic Fifth Street School (1936).

Faculty contacts:

Steven Ressler van Gorp, Adjunct Instructor (part-time); AICP; Redevelopment Manager, Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency, City of Las Vegas; Founding editorial board member, Architecture Las Vegas magazine; Holds Master of Architecture with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis; Worked with Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk on early urban New Urbanist projects, such as Trenton, NJ (1988-89) and St. Louis Gate District (1990-92); has 21 years experience in Urban Design, Urban Planning, and Urban Development / Redevelopment of American cities.

University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning

Certificate Program in Town Design

Mark Childs is Director, Design Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) within the School of Architecture and Planning of this new course starting in Fall 2004.   Childs and DPAC students have worked to improve parts of many New Mexico communities including Artesia, Laguna, Socorro, Dona Ana, Aztec and Clovis.

Some questions students will address include:   What does it take to create a great town, a place that in and of itself gives life, dignity, joy and beauty?   What aspects of physical design support creating vital public squares, plazas and other civic spaces?   Can public art be an integral part of the urban design of these places?   How do the common areas reflect the town's character?

Other points of concern include a town's infrastructure, streets, platting patterns, building types and utility structures and how they influence architecture and the character of place.

Other courses include Civic Places and Public Art; Politics and the City; Urban Design Theory; Infrastructure Design and Planning; and the DPAC studio.

Faculty contacts:

Mark Childs, Director, Design Planning Assistance Center - DPAC.

University of North Carolina
Department of City and Regional Planning
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina) 11

Said to support New Urbanism.

New College of Florida Division of Social Sciences (Sarasota, Florida) 5

New school recently broken away from University of South Florida.

David Brain teaches urban and community sociology, with a focus on the relationship between community building and place making.

Faculty contacts:

David Brain, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Action Research Initiative, member of CNU and Seaside Board of Governors.

University of Oregon Department of Architecture 10

Michael Fifield (a member of the CNU) teaches a seminar (winter term) on Community Design that is supportive of New Urbanism.

Faculty contacts:

Michael Fifield, Professor of Architecture

Alumni contacts:

Joy Rackley, M Arch 2005, Univ of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania School of Design 1, 2

Formerly the Graduate School of Fine Arts.   More reports needed about this school.

City & Regional Planning masters program

Urban Design program

Faculty contacts (Urban Design):

Gary Hack, Dean, Paley professor

Jonathan Barnett, Practice Professor in City & Regional Planning; CNU Board of Directors

Faculty contacts (Architecture):

Witold Rybczynski (Director, Real Estate Design and Development; Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism; Professor of Real Estate)

Joseph Rykwert, Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture; Emeritus and Professor of Art History

Alumni contacts:

John Massengale, CNU, co-founder of Pro-Urb list, founder of Urbanists list

Russell Versaci
Mark Hewitt
Gautam Bhatia

Rutgers University
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (New Jersey)

Runs a series of courses on New Urbanism, including "Zoning for Communities of Place".

"Contact the office of the planning department at +1 732 932 3822 ext. 740 to get information of the courses Mr. Nelesson teaches there.   They are excellent." (Louise Brodnitz)

Faculty contacts:

Anton E. Nelesson, Associate Professor

Savannah College of Art & Design Department of Architectural History

Sympathetic with New Urbanism and traditional architecture.   Offers undergraduate and master's degrees in architectural history.   The department also sponsors a biennial Savannah Symposium, in which traditional architecture and urbanism have been highlighted.

Faculty contacts:

David Gobel, Professor of Architectural History; CNU; ITA

University of South Florida
School of Architecture & Community Design

Florida Center for Community Design & Research

The School embraces the values of new urbanism through its academic programs and research center.   Located a short distance from outstanding examples of new (and old) urbanism, the school benefits from a faculty and professional community supportive of the values of sustainable community design.

Master of Architecture program

All students in the School's Master of Architecture program complete at least one advanced community design studio.

Community Design and Development Certificate program

Students in this 19 credit hour certificate program learn the principles of sustainable urban communities' design and development.

Florida Center for Community Design and Development

The School's research arm has completed numerous master plans and planning studies for communities in Florida and surrounding areas.

Faculty contacts:

Stephen Schreiber, Director of SACD

Trent Green, Associate Professor

Kyle Campbell, Director of Florida Center

James Moore, Associate Professor, 1988-2001; served as Interim Director of the SACD and Director of the Florida Center; great influence on curriculum and student work

Syracuse University 1

Paul Malo, though now retired, teaches occasional studio in classical and traditional architecture.   Some others said to be "hostile" to traditional design and New Urbanism.3,4

Faculty contacts:

Jean-François Gabriel1,2
Paul Malo, Professor Emeritus

University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design 2

Faculty contacts:

Mark Schimmenti, Professor, formerly DP-Z.

T.K. Davis, Associate Professor, Hart Freeland Roberts Scholar, Director of

Nashville Civic Design Center

Alumni contact:

Hunter Gee, Looney Ricks Kiss

Keith Covington, Metro Planning Commission

University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Sciences 20

Nikos Salingaros supervises Masters' and Ph.D. students from all around the world.   A close collaborator of Christopher Alexander, he is developing new techniques for architecture and urbanism in our age of developing technology that preserve the lessons of the past.   Advanced students have arranged research visits through their home institutions.   Salingaros occasionally teaches a seminar course in the School of Architecture, either alone, or in collaboration with Kenneth Masden.

Faculty contacts:

Nikos A. Salingaros, ICTP, INTBAU Committee of Honour, Professor of Mathematics

Kenneth G. Masden II, Associate Professor of Architecture

Tulane University School of Architecture 1, 22 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Hosts the New Orleans Architecture Database

Kenneth Schwartz (ex UVA) is the new dean. His master plan for Crozet, Virginia won a Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism

Alumni contact:

Joanna Lombard

Yale University School of Architecture 2

Recent visiting faculty included a number of prominent New Urbanists and traditional architects, although generally faculty are said to be unsympathetic to NU or TD.

Dino and Paloma Marcantonio taught Classical Drawing at Yale in Spring 2006 and in the Spring of 2007.

Faculty contacts:

Robert A. M. Stern, CNU, ITA

Andres Duany & Leon Krier(Visiting faculty 2000-1, will not be returning)

Demetri Porphyrios(Visiting faculty fall 1999 - 2002)

Vincent Scully, Emeritus Professor; teaches architectural history in fall semester

Thomas Beeby

Alumni contacts:

Victor Deupi, UND, INTBAU, ITA, CNU

Scott Merrill
Ben Northrup (ITA)

Robert Orr (ITA)

Boston Architectural College

The Boston Architectural College is offering a 'Professional and Continuing Education' programme with a concentration in classical architecture. The curriculum is relatively new and still in the process of development. Further information is available on the BAC website.


ICTP - Member, INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners
ICoH - Member, INTBAU Committee of Honour

*V* - Academies visited by INTBAU representative
1 - Academies published in "The Classicist"
2 - Academies listed in Duany’s "New Urbanism Timeline"
3 - Lucien Steil
4 - Sean J. Tobin
5 - Victor L. Deupi
6 - Lee Hardy
7 - Jaap Dawson
8 - Pedro P. Palazzo
9 - Tigran Haas
10 - Joy Rackley
11 - Tony Sease
12 - Ombretta Romice
13 - Robert D. Russell Jr & Ralph Muldrow
14 - Sherry Mckibben
15 - Matt Lambert
16 - Carl Morgan
17 - Michael Spadafore
18 - Ellen Dunham-Jones
19 - Audun Engh
20 - Nikos Salingaros
21 - Peter Hodson
22 - Andres Duany
23 - Michael Mehaffy
24 - Peter Elmlund
New Urban News
The Town Paper
The Practice of New Urbanism listserv (Pro-Urb)
Institute of Traditional Architecture listserv (TradArch)
Euro-Urb Email Group

This list was originally prepared by:

Jason Dunham
Cooper Johnson Smith Architects
102 South 12th Street
Florida 33602
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to whom many thanks.

Thanks to all those who have contributed to it since then.   Your efforts are greatly appreciated! - MH


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