David Mayernik is a practicing urban designer, architect, painter, and writer. A graduate of Notre Dame (BArch '83), he was named in 1995 one of the top 40 architects in the United States of his generation. He has won numerous 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 partner Thomas Norman Rajkovich '83); that project won an Arthur Ross Award from Classical America. His project for the M. Crist Fleming Library at TASIS The American School in Switzerland won a 2005 Palladio Award from Traditional Building magazine. Mayernik has been the master planner and design architect since 1996 for the TASIS campuses in Lugano, Switzerland, and Surrey, England; the Lugano project was featured in the Institute for Classical Architecture's A DECADE OF ART & ARCHITECTURE, and Architetture Nel Territorio, Canton Ticino 1970-2000. He has participated on several town-planning charrettes in the United States. David Mayernik is also a painter in oil, buon fresco and watercolor; he studied fresco with renowned restorer Leonetto Tintori in Tuscany, and has painted frescoes for his own buildings in Switzerland and for churches there and in Italy. In addition to teaching with the University of Notre Dame in South Bend and Rome, he has taught in the Graduate Fine Art program of the New York Academy of Art, with the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture, and with the University of Virginia's Erasmus-Jefferson Scholars Summer in Tuscany program. David Mayernik's book, TIMELESS CITIES: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy, was published by Westview Press in September 2003 (the paperback edition in 2005). He is the co-editor of the online Humanist Art Review (www.humanistart.net). Recent scholarly presentations have included his paper on the Palazzo Te for the symposium Academia Eolia Revisited in Vicenza, Italy, in 2004. He is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, & Commerce).
NCARB: National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
Fellow, the American Academy in Rome
Fellow, RSA: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce