• wooden truss structure being lifted by machine

    The Notre Dame de Paris Truss Project

    This July, a full-scale truss — approximately 45 feet wide and 35 feet tall, or more than three stories — will be built outdoors in a 10-day workshop at The Catholic University of America on the campus’s University Mall, and will be available for public viewing.

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  • Building design

    Integrated Building Design Studio

     The Integrated Building Design Studio (IBDS), with integrated professional partnerships, offers students the unique opportunity to engage issues related to the practice of architecture.

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  • LEED certified


    This innovative initiative is both a course and an active project to make the buildings on our campus more efficient and sustainable. LEEDlab's proudest accomplishment so far was to make our school's home, the Crough Center for Architectural Studies, the first LEED EB:O&M Certified Architecture School in the world and the first building to be certified solely by students in a curriculum-based course.

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