Mirvac School of Sustainable Development (Robina, QLD)
Dr Daniel O’Hare
Deputy Head of Mirvac School of Sustainable Development
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.
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).
Associate Professor in Sustainable Settlements
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.
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.
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.
Dr Michael Bounds
Director UWS/UNSW AHURI; Associate Professor
University of Western Sydney
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)
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.
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).
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.
Director Urban Design Program and Urban Design Lab
Université Grenoble Alpes – Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble3
Stéphane Sadoux is director of the laboratoire Cultures Constructives and teaches traditional urbanism in the architecture school and has many links with New Urbanists and traditional architects around Europe.
Cécile Devemey, ex Fairfax & Sammons, now practicing in Orleans, France
Technische Universitat Berlin Merged Civil Engineering and Applied Geosciences and Architecture – Environment – Society Department19
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.
Professor, Publications Board, CEU Management Committee
University of Dortmund Lehrstuhl Entwerfen und Städtebau ES19
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 S√∂nne, 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 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.
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
One of a very few European institutions with individuals “not unsympathetic to traditional architecture and urbanism”.
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.
Dr Mehrdad Hejazi, Head of Traditional Structures Centre
Politecnico di Bari 25
Dipartimento ICAR *V*
The Politecnico di Bari maintains a leading research department in the computer aided design and manufacture of natural stone. Research in the ICAR Department under Prof. Giuseppe Fallacara focusses on stereotomy and the use of stone in traditional structures. Design studies focus on the traditional urbanism of the Puglia region and Mediterranean territories.
Introduced in 2005-2006, is the BA Degree in Architecture- Curriculum Classico, a new venture – taught in Italian – that aims to the formation of a professional who integrates the architect’s basic knowledge, as defined by the recent national and European directives, with specific knowledge in the ancient, in historical, archaeological and methodological.
Giuseppe Fallacara, Professor, INTBAU Italia board
Claudio d’Amato Guerrieri, Professor, Member ICTP
University of Bologna 1,2
Department of Architecture and Territorial Planning
Cristiana Bartolomei, teaches Drawing and Measured Drawing, INTBAU Member
University of Ferrara 1,2, 25
Department of Architecture
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.
Gabriele Tagliaventi, A Vision of Europe, CEU
Politecnico di Milano 25
Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria Delle Costruzioni & Design
The Politecnico di Milano hosts the Department of Design where Prof. Giuseppe Amoruso leads researches on architectural and town measured drawing, historic centers documentation and restoration design, computer drawing and representation techniques, traditional arts and color design.
His latest research is about guidelines & digital media in the field of archeological finds and architectural heritage documentation and measured drawing (photogrammetry, laser scanning, 3D modeling) and the practice of perspective-based illusory design in the fields of interior design and scenography.
Giuseppe Amoruso, Professor, INTBAU Italia Chair, Member ICTP
Università Roma Tre 25
Facoltà di Progettazione e Scienze dell’Architettura
Department of Architecture, Professor Elisabetta Pallottino teaches in the Master on Restauro architettonico e cultura del patrimonio (Restoration of Architecture and Culture of Heritage), continuing the studies of the acclaimed Professor Paolo Marconi.
Elisabetta Pallottino, Professor
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.
Ramón 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.
Branko Mitrovic, Professor; formerly INTBAU College of Chapters
Rau Hoskins, Lecturer/Maori Studio Director
Universidad Politecnico (San Juan) 1,2
Institutions training in diverse building crafts:
CEARCAL – Centro regional de artesanía de Castilla y León: http://cearcal.es/
Centro de Oficios de León: https://www.centroficios.com/
Escola de Canteria de Pontevedra: https://escoladecanteria.depo.gal/
Homo Faber: http://homofabercursos.com/
Museo Cal de Morón: http://museocaldemoron.com/
Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja: http://www.realfabricadecristales.es/es
Universities where there is faculty interested in Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism:
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad del País Vasco, UPV-EHU (Donostia-San Sebastián)
Javier Cenicacelaya, Professor, Member ICoH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artitz Díez Oronoz, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Manuel Íñiguez, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Imanol Iparraguirre Barbero, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Lander Uncilla Cortaberria, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSAM-UPM (Madrid)
Centro de Investigacion 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: www.ciat.es
Santos Garcia Álvarez, Professor, CIAT member email@example.com
José Luis García Grinda, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alejandro García Hermida, Professor, CIAT member and INTBAU Spain Vice Chair, email@example.com
Soledad García Morales, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julián García Muñoz, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Eduardo Prieto González, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrique Rabasa, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
David Rivera Gámez, Professor, CIAT and INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miguel Sobrino, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Fernando Vela Cossío, Professor, CIAT Director and INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Universidad Europea de Madrid
Carlos Javier Irisarri, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Madrid)
Jaime de Hoz Onrubia, Professor, INTBAU and CIAT member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Moreno Adán, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia)
UNESCO Chair Earthen Architecture
Valentina Cristini, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lidia García Soriano, Professor, email@example.com
Federico Iborra Bernat, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camilla Mileto, Professor, INTBAU member and UNESCO Chair Earthen Architecture, email@example.com
Javier Poyatos Sebastián, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Torres Barchino, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Fernando Vegas Lopez-Manzanares, Professor, INTBAU member and UNESCO Chair Earthen Architecture, firstname.lastname@example.org
Universidad de Sevilla
Antonio Gámiz Gordo, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Francisco Gómez Díaz, Professor, INTBAU member,firstname.lastname@example.org
Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla)
Fernando Quiles García, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Francisco Javier Castilla Pascual, Professor, INTBAU member, FcoJavier.Castilla@uclm.es
Ignacio González-Varas, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Málaga
José Manuel López Osorio, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Universidade da Coruña
Pedro de Llano Cabado, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona)
Albert Samper Sosa, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura y Edificación de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
José Laborda Yneva, Professor, INTBAU member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Francisco Javier López Martínez, Professor, FJLopez@ucam.edu
Universidad Jaume I (Castellón)
Joaquín Ángel Martínez Moya, Professor, INTBAU member, email@example.com
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
Peter Elmlund, (Ax:son Johnson Foundation)
Johan R Deberg (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.
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.
Dr Matthew Hardy, Architect, INTBAU Secretary (retired)
The Prince’s Foundation (London) *V*
The Prince’s Foundation 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, Leon 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 Leon Krier, Ray Gindoz, and David Cadman, are available to purchase here.
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.
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 (Oxford)
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.
Dr Marcel Vellinga, International Vernacular Architecture Unit
University of Buckingham
This course is to be an interdisciplinary programme enabling students to examine, by way of a thesis of the usual length allowed for Buckingham Master’s degree dissertations, aspects of Western Architectural History from the medieval period to the mid-twentieth century. Students will be encouraged to consider the interrelation of architectural history, art history and social history.
Jeremy Musson, LLB (Hons), MPhil
University of Hertfordshire
From October 2011, a new MSc in Sustainable Planning is offered in the Division of Geography and Environmental Sciences.
Dr Richard Southern, Head of Division, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Oxford
The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford offer a MSc in Sustainable Urban Development delivered in partnership with The Prince’s Foundation. The two-year MSc in Sustainable Urban Development provides students with a rigorous and critical introduction to the policy and practice of sustainable urban development. The course exposes students to sustainable urbanism as both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject at global and local scales. Attention is paid to the intellectual history of sustainable urban development, its current and future applications and practice, and the contemporary relevance of research to sustainable urban policy and practice across the world.
Course Director: Dr Nihan Akyelken
The Department also offers a part-time DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development. The DPhil provides outstanding students an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability and the processes of environmental, economic, and social development in urban environments around the world.
Course Director: Dr Idalina Baptista
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.
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 ‚Äì Accredited course in Classical Architecture in the US, and undertakes research in Classical Architecture.
Peter Hodson, Senior Lecturer, Admissions Tutor
Timothy Smith and Jonathan Taylor have been teaching a postgraduate M.Arch unit in classical architecture at Kingston University since 2013, following two years of teaching classical design at Year 2 of the B.Arch in architecture course. Craig Hamilton, Hugh Petter, George Saumarez Smith, and Matthew Hardy have all visited the unit for critiques and reviews.
Timothy Smith, email@example.com
West Dean College, Chichester
The Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs) provide training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures. All the courses are recognised by Historic England and adhere to its guidelines and standards aimed at improving building conservation practice. They have been designed and are delivered by leading practitioners.
The Professional Development Diploma can be achieved through the successful completion of 10 BCMs and the submission of a final 3,000-word portfolio.
For further information you can visit the following website
Course organiser: firstname.lastname@example.org
United States – Dedicated institutions
Please see the up to date INTBAU USA website for a list of current schools, organisations and traditional architecture and urbanism building groups.
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) (New York) 1
Runs seminars, study tours, summer schools and short courses in classical architecture.
Contact email@example.com with any questions related to ICAAmembership
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to ICAAeducational programming
DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING
Contact email@example.com with any questions related to ICAAsponsorship, donations, travel programs, or public programs
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any media or press related inquiries
Contact email@example.com with general inquiries
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.
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.
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.
John Lambert, Instructor, Organiser of TBSI’s study abroad program in England
University of Miami School of Architecture2,3,15
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‚Ñ¢ Certification courses.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Dean; DP-Z; CNU founder
Denis Hector, Associate Dean
Joanna Lombard, Professor
Frank Martinez, Professor
Jean-Francois Lejeune, first Director of the program 1988-1995; PoW Urban Task Force Potsdam, Berlin
Jaime Correa, Coordinator Suburb & Town Design program
Charles C. Bohl, Director, Knight Program in Community Building
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.
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 Younes, 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
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.
Peter Katz, Professor in Practice, author of “The New Urbanism”
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.
Christine G. H. Franck, Director ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Andrew C. von Maur, Professor of Architecture
Kristen von Maur
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.
Emily Talen, Professor, Head of CNU Affordability Initiative
University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design2
More reports required for this school. Hosted Third New Urbanist Academic Symposium and hosts International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).
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.
Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning2
John Forester, Professor, Chair of the Dept. of CRP
John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus, history of American city planning
Florida Atlantic University Abacoa Project6
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.”
Marie York Tel: +1 561 799 8689
Ed Maietta Tel: +1 561 799 8526
Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning
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.
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
Walter Kawa, Landscape Architecture postgraduate student
Jacob Lindsey, Landscape Architecture undergraduate student, Students for the New Urbanism
Georgia Insitute of Technology College of Architecture2,18
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.
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
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”.
Sherry McKibben, Director, UI/Idaho Urban Research and Design Center
Jacksonville State University Department of Psychology
Professor Steven Bitgood includes New Urbanism and smart growth as part of several of his environmental psychology courses.
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.
Christopher Miller, Associate Professor
University of Kentucky College of Design2
Hosts CNU listserv
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.
John I. Gilderbloom,¬†Director of SUN and Principal Investigator, Urban and Public Affairs PhD Program
Massachussetts Insitute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture2
More reports required for this school.
Michael Dennis, professor
University of Michigan
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning *V*
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.
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 Architecture2
Design Center for the American Urban Landscape
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).
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.
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.
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 Architecture10
Michael Fifield (a member of the CNU) teaches a seminar (winter term) on Community Design that is supportive of New Urbanism.
Michael Fifield, Professor of Architecture
Joy Rackley, M Arch 2005, Univ of Oregon
University of PennsylvaniaSchool of Design1,2
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
John Massengale, CNU, co-founder of Pro-Urb list, founder of Urbanists list
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)
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.
David Gobel, Professor of Architectural History; CNU; ITA
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
Paul Malo, Professor Emeritus
University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design2
Mark Schimmenti, Professor, formerly DP-Z.
T.K. Davis, Associate Professor, Hart Freeland Roberts Scholar, Director of
Hunter Gee, Looney Ricks Kiss
Keith Covington, Metro Planning Commission
University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Sciences20
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.
Nikos A. Salingaros, ICTP, INTBAU Committee of Honour, Professor of Mathematics
Kenneth G. Masden II, Associate Professor of Architecture
Tulane University School of Architecture1, 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
Yale UniversitySchool of Architecture2
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.
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
Victor Deupi, UND, INTBAU, ITA, CNU
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‚Äôs “New Urbanism Timeline”
3 – Matthew Hardy (updated 2016)
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
25 – Giuseppe Amoruso
New Urban News
The Town Paper
The Practice of New Urbanism listserv (Pro-Urb)
Institute of Traditional Architecture listserv (TradArch)
Euro-Urb Email Group
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