January 16, 2023

Lorenzo De Almeida, director, facilities and fabrication; Tonya Ohnstad, assistant professor; and Jack Mastrantoni, alumnus, architecture and planning, were interviewed for a Voice of America feature on the Notre-Dame Cathedral truss project. 

Patricia AndrasikPatricia Andrasik, associate professor, signed a contract to publish Plumbing, Electricity, Acoustics: Sustainable Design Strategies Towards Net Zero Architecture, 2nd edition for a 2024 release. 

Andrasik’s 302 studio is collaborating with the Sisters of Life to design a Net Zero-ready multi-family housing complex for expectant mothers and families. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QrZ5nmyihB0epUoY_CkSR5ZXs0Q9Ov7x/view?usp=sharing

Andrasik was selected as a juror on the ACSA 2023 HDE Awards

Julio BermudezJulio Bermudez, ordinary Professor, was mentioned in Archdaily, as organizer of the March 25 symposium, “Neurophenomenology & Sacred Architecture: Toward a Theological Aesthetics.”

Bermudez will be a member of a panel at Beauty at Work, an international symposium at CUA May 26-27 about the role of beauty in science and seeks to examine how aesthetic factors shape work in a variety of fields. 

Bermudez published Spirituality in Architectural Education Twelve Years of the Walton Critic Program at The Catholic University of America 

Bermudez will host an exhibition of the complete body of work done in the Walton Studios over the last 12 years at CUA in April. Learn more

Mark FergusonMark Ferguson dean, was quoted in a Catholic Standard article about the visit from the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral architects. The article was accompanied by photos from Catholic News Service.

Ferguson and his firm, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, were among the winners of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) 2022 McKim, Mead & White Awards for Excellence in Classical and New Traditional Design. These awards recognize achievement in architecture, interiors, landscape, urbanism, and building craftsmanship and artisanship throughout New York, New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. 

CJ HowardCJ Howard, assistant professor, presented Civic Art, Justice and Inclusion at the Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Adnan Z. Morshed, professor, wrote a piece on mid-sized cities as the new urban frontier for The Daily Star (Bangladesh).


Morshed published The Paradox of Invisibility: Teaching Architectural History in the fall 2022 issue of the Journal of Architectural Education, the flagship journal of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture in the USA.

Morshed published “Mysteriously Handcuffed to History” in the May issue of Places, the Journal of Public Scholarship on Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism. 

Jason MontgomeryJason Montgomery, associate professor, was the guest editor of Special Journal Issue: Architecture MPS Vol 23(1), UCL Press: Re-imaging the City 

Montgomery published The production and destiny of public space in an American city: examining the emergence and disruption of Brooklyn City Hall Square in Architecture_MPS. Vol. 23(1). 

Montgomery was the editor of Place-based Sustainability: Research and Design Extending Pathways for Ecological Stewardship. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022. ISBN13: 978-1-5275-9081-6

Tonya OhnstadThe School of Architecture and Planning was highlighted in a Fox News Channel feature on the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and the visit of the architects arranged by Tonya Ohnstad, assistant professor and associate dean for graduate students. 

Ohnstad was a guest for the “Lighthouse Faith” podcast hosted by Lauren Green, religion reporter for Fox News Channel. 

Ohnstad was a guest on LA Catholic Radio (Alabama), discussing the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and the involvement of students in building a replica of Truss 6.

Ohnstad was quoted in a Wall Street Journal column about the Truss rebuilding and a visit to Catholic University. 

Timothy Smith and Jonathan Taylor, visiting scholars, in the capacity of their professional practice Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor Architects, were awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Traditional Architecture Group building award 2022 for the Georgian Townhouse in Hoxton, London. 

Smith and Taylor were invited by the ICAA’s Southwest Chapter to present a talk to their members on the subject of their teaching and practice.  Titled “Translations.” the presentation explored the subject as both idea and as act; through historical movements and building precedents, designs by their practice, and projects by their students.

Nathaniel WalkerVictorian Visions of Suburban Utopian Utopia, Abandoning Babylon, a book by Nathaniel Walker, associate professor, was named to the short list for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion. This Medallion is awarded to a monograph that makes an outstanding contribution to the study of architectural history.