Lunch & Lecture: "Gustavo Giovannoni: The Birth of Modern Urban Conservation in Italy"


Location: McGlinn Family Room, 2nd floor, Carole Sandner Hall

Steven Semes
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Steven Semes, associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, will share a lecture during a lunch sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

A limited number of lunches will be available at the lecture.

Steven W. Semes is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and a Faculty Fellow of the Nanovic Institute. From 2008 to 2011 he was Academic Director of the School’s Rome Studies Program, and in 2010 received the Clem Labine Award from Traditional Building magazine. He is the author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation (2009) and The Architecture of the Classical Interior (2004), and was a contributor to The Elements of Classical Architecture (2001), all published by W. W. Norton & Co. His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as Traditional Building, Period Homes, American Arts Quarterly, and the National Trust Forum Journal. In September 2011 he was profiled in the Wall Street Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the academic journal Change Over Time and also publishes a blog, “The View from Rome,” at His website is He was earned degrees in architecture at the University of Virginia and Columbia University.