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David Mayernik


David Mayernik is an artist, architect, educator and author who has won numerous grants, awards and competitions, including the Gabriel Prize for research in France, the Steedman Competition Fellowship to the American Academy in Rome, and the International Competition for the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds (with then partner Thomas Norman Rajkovich of Evanston); that project won an Arthur Ross Award from the Classical America society in 1987. In 1995 he was named to the decennial list of the top 40 architects in the U.S. under 40 years old. Trained as an architect, he also studied fresco painting with renowned restorer Leonetto Tintori in Italy. He has taught at the New York Academy of Art, and is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. He is a Fellow of the RSA and the American Academy in Rome.


David Mayernik, in the Renaissance tradition, maintains an active practice as both artist and architect. He has painted frescoes for his own buildings in Switzerland and for churches there (St. Tommaso, Agra) and in Tuscany (S. Cresci in Valcava, Borgo San LorenzoHe designed stage sets for Chicago’s Baroque opera troupe the Haymarket Opera company over four seasons. His work has been exhibited internationally, including one-person shows in New York and London, and a group show of plein air painters in Civita Castellana, Italy, in 2012. He was artist in residence at Virginia’s Norfolk Academy in 2009. His design work was included in the Third Biennale of Architecture, ‘Historicism Tendency’ in Moscow, May-June 2012. David Mayernik and his work have been featured twice in American Artist magazine.

Since 1996 David Mayernik has been the campus architect for TASIS The American School In Switzerland; he is also a design consultant for the TASIS campus in Thorpe, Surrey. The TASIS Switzerland campus has been published widely, and his M. Crist Fleming Library there won a 2005 Palladio Award from Traditional Building magazine. David Mayernik has also designed college and school campuses in the States (Indiana and Massachusetts) and in Spain. His range of design work extends to furniture and the decorative arts, where he works with exceptional craftsmen.
David Mayernik has published books, including The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture (formerly Ashgate, now Routledge), and Timeless Cities: An Architect’s Reflections on Renaissance Italy, Westview Press (Icon Editions), and numerous articles and book chapters.

Further Information

David Mayernik, FAAR, RSA, ICTP
David Mayernik Ltd.
125 W. Marion St., No. 120
South Bend, IN 46601

+1 610 570 7694



1. TASIS Switzerland, Theater, Gymnasium, Library, master plan and building designs by David Mayernik; Studio Conza and Elena Ricciardo, architects of record
2. San Cresci altar design, David Mayernik
3 San Cresci altar panel, David Mayernik
4. Four Martyrs, San Cresci in Valcava, fresco by David Mayernik
5. TASIS England, high school green, master plan and building designs by David Mayernik Ltd.; Harris Partnership architects of record
6. TASIS Switzerland, upper campus, master plan and building designs by David Mayernik Ltd.; Alessandro Preianò architect of record
7. Alexander and Diogenes, painting and frame design by David Mayernik, frame carved by Carlo Puccini
8. Music Box, design by David Mayernik, carved by Carlo Puccini
9. Arts Terraces