"Beyond the Drafting Board": Celebrating 40 Years of Women at the Notre Dame School of Architecture

April 5-6, 2013; co-hosted by SAWA and the School of Architecture

Location: Bond Hall, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Register here!

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Stay connected with on the Notre Dame Women in Architecture Facebook page! This group is open to join and is a great networking opportunity for students and professionals.

This conference will showcase the extraordinary accomplishments of 5 women graduates from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture across decades and career paths. It will be both a celebration of their successes, as well as an examination into other fields in which architecture degrees can be applicable. The confirmed speakers are Martha Welbourne (1975), Toni Griffin (1986), Melissa DelVecchio (1994), Sara Lardinois (1995), and Marianne Cusato (1997). All speakers will present on Friday, April 5, but will also be present for an open career panel discussion over brunch on the morning of Saturday, April 6. Both events are open to students, faculty, and guests. For more information, please check out the School of Architecture's website.

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 29.

Tentative Schedule:


Announcing a Private Tour of the Stayer Center for Executive Education, the newest building on Notre Dame’s campus, designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Architect and Managing Partner Melissa DelVecchio ’94 will guide the tour of the recently completed building at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 5. All reunion-symposium registrants are welcome to attend. Please meet in the Lobby of the Stayer Center (see image below), located directly south of the Mendoza College of Business.







Stayer Center for Executive Education


More Information:

Marianne Cusato's book, Just the Right Home: http://www.mariannecusato.com/books.html

The Brick in downtown South Bend, Indiana: http://thebrick.net/