School of Architecture Career Fair 2015

University of Notre Dame

The firms listed below have registered for the 2015 Career Fair. This list is organized alphabetically and will be updated as firms register until approximately March 15.

Andrew Skurman Architects

Andrew Skurman Architects, based in San Francisco, designs some of the most striking, sophisticated and architecturally appealing custom houses and interiors being built today. The firm specializes in residences inspired by the classical architectural traditions of French châteaux, Mediterranean villas and Georgian country houses. We draw from our extensive architectural library of European & American design and work closely with our clients to identify historical precedents that meet their needs, tastes and lifestyle.

Office Location: San Francisco, CA


Appleton & Associates

Appleton & Associates specializes in the planning and design of custom residential, institutional and commercial projects for both private and public clients. Projects include additions, restorations and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings as well as new construction. Their work draws upon the traditions of vernacular architecture in both urban rural contexts.

Office Locations: Santa Monica, CA / Santa Barbara, CA


Braulio Casas Architects

Braulio Casas Architects is an award winning architectural firm deeply committed to offering a full spectrum of design services including interior design. We specialize in fine well-crafted towns, neighborhoods and buildings of all types especially custom homes.

Office Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL


BSA LifeStructures

BSA LifeStructures designs facilities that support, enhance and inspire healing, learning and discovery. Facilities that are lifestructures.
Our multidisciplinary efforts with visionary healthcare, higher education and research clients achieve measurable outcomes through metrics-driven design solutions.

Office Locations: Atlanta, GA / Austin, TX / Chicago, IL / Indianapolis, IN / Kansas City, KS / Raliegh, NC / St,.Louis, MO


Buccellato Design

Buccellato Design, LLC is a practice marked by the Partners’ nearly 20 years of close collaboration, in rigorous academic environments and some of the best traditional architecture practices in the country. With projects on both coasts and various places in between, the Buccellato’s award-winning work reveals a deep commitment to craft and appropriateness, of both place and time, and ultimately, a sense of rootedness in the landscape and our communities.

Office Location: South Bend, IN


Cannon Design

Cannon Design is a highly integrated team focused on understanding and advancing solutions to the greatest challenges facing its clients and society. Their aspirations are to contribute to the well-being of humanity, create healthy and nurturing places, make intelligent use of financial and environmental resources, turn challenges into opportunities, excel in providing the best no matter what the nature of the challenge may be, and in the process, design a successful future together.

Office Locations: Abu Dhabi \ Baltimore, MD \ Boston, MA \ Buffalo, NY \ Chicago, IL \ Los Angeles, CA \ Montreal \ Mumbai \ New York City, NY \ Pittsburgh, PA \ Phoenix, AZ \ San Fransisco, CA \ St. Louis, MO \ Toronto \ Vancouver \ Washington DC


Clayton Vance Architects

Specializing in Classical and Traditional architecture, our firm can help you restore, preserve, and create buildings and homes with intrinsic timeless beauty while balancing modern needs and traditional design.

Office Location: Heber City, UT


Cooper Carry

800 North Glebe, Arlington, VA

Founded in 1960, Cooper Carry is a multi-disciplinary firm with both private and public-sector clients. Connectivity is the centerpiece of our approach to design and place-making. We provide expertise in architecture, interior design, sustainability, landscape architecture, environmental graphics, planning and urban design. Our main mission is to design memorable places that connect ideas, people and spaces.

Office Locations: New York, NY / Washington, DC / Atlanta, GA


Creech & Associates

Achieving the proper balance of aesthetics, cost and function, while respecting the natural and built environments has been a founding goal of Creech & Associates. Their civic, academic, and commercial buildings are contributors to the places they inhabit, with historical references to the past while incorporating the latest sustainable and proven technologies of our time.

Office Location: Charlotte, NC


Curtis & Windham

Knollwood Residence & Gardens
Houston, Texas

Together, William Curtis, Russell Windham, and Sarah Newberry run this comprehensive design firm that includes interior and exterior architectural design as well as landscape design. The firm utilizes precedent research to inform the design of traditional architecture; custom furniture design is also offered. Both watercolor and AutoCAD are used by the Texas based firm.

Office Locations: Houston, Texas


The D.H. Ellison Company

The D.H. Ellison Company is a small architectural design firm that serves primarily residential and certain exacting commercial clients. The firm has been engaged in projects involving planning, architectural design and forensics, accessibility, interior environmental improvement and remediation, demolition, energy conservation and efficiency, waterproofing and infiltration, repairs, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, historic preservation and restoration.

Office Location: Cleveland, OH


D. Stanley Dixon Architect

A Private Residence, Atlanta, Georgia

Since Tennessee native Stan Dixon founded his Atlanta firm four years ago, the understated elegance of his residential designs has garnered awards and captivated high-profile clients—from Braves pitcher Derek Lowe to best-selling author Kathryn Stockett. A recent restoration of an eighteenth-century revival estate in Atlanta is typical of what Dixon calls his “less is more” approach to traditional architecture. Rather than pile on the pilasters, he focused instead on adding such period details as a slate roof, a hemlock-paneled study, and an octagonal porch inspired by Virginia’s Gunston Hall. While his firm is busy working on major commissions from Nashville to Jupiter Island, Dixon welcomes any client—no matter how small the project or modest the budget—who appreciates the authenticity and craftsmanship of his approach.

Office Locations: Atlanta, Georgia


David M. Schwarz Architects

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada

Established in 1976, David M. Schwarz Architects is a Washington, D.C. based design firm that strives to produce the highest and best quality of design appropriate to each project. They are the designers of cultural, institutional, commercial, sports, educational and residential projects across the United States.

Office Locations: Washington, D.C.



First Street Towers, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

DLZ is an architectural, engineering, and environmental firm that has eighteen offices and over six-hundred employees in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. The firm offers a multitude of services including architectural design and planning, landscape design, construction management, transportation design, water resources development, geotechnical testing, and geospatial surveying. DLZ also has an international branch, DLI, which has a unique partnership with the India Hydropower Development Company. Together with IHDC, the firm designs hydropower projects throughout India.

Office Locations: South Bend, Evansville, and Indianapolis, Indiana / Chicago, Illinois / Louisville, Kentucky / Detroit and Lansing, Michigan / Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo, Ohio


Douglas VanderHorn Architects

Douglas Vanderhorn Architects is a classically focused architecture firm inspired by the great residential architecture of the past. For over twenty seven years, Douglas has strived to create buildings of enduring character that accommodate current lifestyles and seamlessly incorporate modern building technologies.

Office Location: Greenwich, CT


Duncan G. Stroik Architects, LLC

Duncan G. Stroik is a practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. His work focuses on the classical tradition as well as sacred architecture, earning numerous awards. Mr. Stroik is the founding editor of Sacred Architecture Journal and is an inaugural member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Yale University School of Architecture.

Office Locations: South Bend, IN


Fairfax & Sammons

Fairfax & Sammons is an internationally recognized firm of classical architects specializing in residential architectural design. We are committed to the tradition of architecture and firmly believe that classicism, be it expressed informally or formally, in the domestic realm offers creative solutions, both timeless and beautiful.

Office Location: New York, NY


Ferguson and Shamamian Architects LLP

Residence in Los Angeles, California

This firm is run by partners Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian and based in New York. They specialize in high-end traditional and classical residential architecture. The firm has designed homes in California, Ohio, and Connecticut as well as apartments in New York. In 2003, Ferguson and Shamamian won the Arthur Ross Award for Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America.

Office Locations: New York, New York


G.P. Schafer Architect

Residence in Boxwood, Nashville, Tennessee

Gil Schafer leads this traditional residential architecture firm based in New York City. The firm’s work includes both new designs and renovations in the Classical, Greek Revival, and Shingle styles. The firm designs exterior and interior architecture down to the details and often renders its perspectives of its projects in watercolor.

Office Locations: New York, New York


Gelotte Hommas Architecture

Gelotte Hommas Architecture is an exceptionally creative firm, experienced in designing both sophisticated and playful spaces. We are a medium-size firm by choice, enabling us to accept assignments of all sizes. Our staff is selectively hired to keep a broad range of technical and artistic capabilities

Office Location: Bellevue, WA


Hart Howerton

Miramar Town Center, Florida

Hart Howerton is a creative and disciplined team of strategists, land planners, urban designers, architects and landscape architects, founded in 1967, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and London, and field offices in Boston and Park City. They have the global background, technical expertise and research capabilities of a large, international firm, but are organized to provide attention to detail and fast response.

Office Locations: New York / San Francisco, California / London


Hastings+Chivetta Architects

McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa

Hastings+Chivetta Architects provides a full range of architectural and engineering services to institutional, educational, municipal, and corporate clients. Their portfolio of experience includes master planning, college and university facilities, community centers, educational, commercial, and sports and recreation facilities.

Office Locations: St. Louis, MO


Historical Concepts LLC

Hampton Plantation at Riceboro, Georgia

Led by senior partner Jim Strickland, Historical Concepts is a firm of thirty plus members that work in teams. They practice traditional architecture, planning, and place-making with an attention to detail in both the design phase and the construction phase. The firm designs for homeowners, developers, and civic clients throughout the South.

Office Locations: Atlanta, Georgia / Peachtree, Georgia


HKS Architects

HKS is a 1000+ person firm with 26 worldwide offices, impassioned by knowing that people live, work, play, and inhabit the spaces and places they imagine for their clients. They are responsive, understanding that they are in a service business and the vision is that of their clients – never theirs alone

Office Location: Dallas, TX

HOK Architects

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.

Office Location: Kansas City, MO

Larimer Design

Larimer Design is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm specializing in a variety of building types. They are committed to enhancing the quality of life of communities through a deep insight into human nature and the application of their creative abilities.

Office Location: San Diego, CA

Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors

Formed in 1991, Lichten Craig is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with offices in New York and Chicago. With wide and varied experience, they have completed both private and public commissions worldwide.

Office Location: Chicago, IL

Liederbach & Graham Architects

Liederbach & Graham Architects is a Chicago-based architectural practice providing extraordinary service in the design and production of carefully crafted buildings. Founded in 1991 by Phillip J. Liederbach and R. Michael Graham, the twelve-person firm is intentionally small to ensure a high level of personal attention to each client throughout the architectural process.

Office Location: Chicago, IL


Looney Ricks Kiss

Constantly looking beyond a singular style or theory, LRK’s team of 80 architects and staff working in four offices is one of the most respected full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firms in the United States. LRK listens to clients’ expectations, recognizes the market, understands the user and acknowledges a reverence for place. Projects are executed with passion. Architectural excellence is a given. An enhanced quality of life is the end result.

Office Locations: Memphis, TN / Baton Rouge, LA / Celebration, FL / Princeton, NJ

Madison Spencer Architects

Madison Spencer, AIA, has practiced architecture for over 25 years from offices in New York, Newport Rhode Island, and Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners that counsels internationally on matters relating to preservation, architectural design in historic towns, cities and landscapes.

Office Location: Charlottesville, VA


McAlpine Tankersley Architecture

McAlpine Tankersley Architecture is the Montgomery, Alabama-based partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Greg Tankersley, John Sease, Chris Tippett and David Baker. Their practice, now in its 30th year, is described as“nurturing, compassionate, soulful,”and the firm’s architecture, wedding historical precedence with graceful modern living, is a timeless and romantic pursuit of“The Inheritable House”.

Office Location: Montgomery, AL


Merrill, Pastor and Colgan Architects

Merrill Pastor and Colgan Architects was founded in 1990. Their work spans a wide range of scales, a variety of building programs and varied sites. Scott Merrill, who founded the firm, has for the last twenty years been the lead designer for the firm. Partners George Pastor and David Colgan have been involved with project management and design assistance in all of the firm's major projects in the last fifteen years.

Office Location: Vero Beach, FL


Michael G. Imber, Architects

We are recognized for a body of work that is strong in histopric sentiment, yet modern in execution. The Western United States has provided a natural palette for the stylistic diversity of our work. Rouch and varied landscapes, cultural diversity and rich history of craftsmanship have allowed us to realize the unique vision of our clients, while recognizing the unique architectural language of different regions and their cultures

Office Location: San Antonio, TX


Michael Graves Architecture & Design

Founded by AIA Gold Medalist Michael Graves and celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2014, Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) is recognized as one of the leading design firms in the world. By looking at every design opportunity aesthetically, empathetically and economically, MGA&D achieves transformative results for our clients. Focusing on the individual, we humanize design.

Office Location: Princeton, NJ


Oliver Cope Architect

Oliver Cope Architect is an award-wining architectural design firm located in New York City that specializes in classically American homes in a variety of historical styles. Founded in 1988 by Oliver Cope, the firm is one of the premier residential firms in the country and has earned a reputation for creating one-of-kind residences of the highest quality, crafted to meet the specific needs and desires of our individual clients and their families.

Office Location: New York, NY


Opticos Design, Inc.

Blending the best from the past with the most innovative ideas of the present, our multidisciplinary approach results in state-of-the-art projects that are contextually rich, architecturally solid, and aesthetically appealing. From designs for individual buildings to regional master plans, whether we’re making new neighborhoods or revitalizing old spaces, we create custom-made solutions that directly address the architectural, cultural, and sustainable needs of communities. In the process, we form lasting partnerships with our clients.

Office Location: Berkeley, CA


Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design, and consulting firm that was founded in New York City in 1981. Today the firm has seven other offices across the US and five overseas. The firm has a professional staff of more than 700 across all fields such as interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design, construction specification, construction administration, environmental analysts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines. The firm has completed projects in 45 states and 30 countries. These have ranged from small buildings and interiors to large healthcare and educational campuses. 

Office Locations: New York, NY / Pittsburgh, PA / Toronto, ON / Boston, MA /

San Francisco, CA / Shanghai, China / Charlotte, NC / Stamford, CT / Guayaquil, Ecuador / Chicago, IL / Washington, DC / Mumbai, India / Dubai, UAE


Perkins + Will

Perkins+Will was founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives - for clients, culture, and communities. By gaining a holistic view of our clients' vision, needs, and context, and adding creativity and innovation, our work addresses complex problems.

Office Location: Chicago, IL

Peter Block Architects

Since establishing Peter Block Architects in Atlanta in 1995, Peter has built a reputation on his commitment to soulful, client-focused, historically rooted architecture. His Buckhead office is home to a devoted team of architects and creatives that specialize in custom residences, equestrian facilities and multi-family designs.

Office Location: Atlanta, GA


Peter Pennoyer Architects

Peter Pennoyer Architects is a Manhattan-based architecture firm whose defining contours are three-fold: institutional, commercial, and primarily residential. The strength of Peter Pennoyer Architects has been in the practice of classical design. Peter Pennoyer has immersed himself in the work of past masters who set a standard of nonpareil elegance in the manipulation of traditional forms.

Office Locations: New York, NY / Miami, FL


PGAV Destinations

Gold River Hotel, Port Aventura

PGAV Destinations creates business-results-oriented master plans, pilots in-depth industry research, and designs beautiful, innovative products for destinations around the world. As they approach their fifth decade of practice, their thousands of projects in more than 30 states and five continents can be found thrilling, educating, and moving guests in zoos, museums, aquariums, theme parks, resorts, and deeply valuable historic sites.

Office Locations: St. Louis, MO


Plunkett Raysich Architects

PRA is a multi-faceted firm specializing in project work that comprises the essence of communities: where you work, live and worship; where your health is rejuvenated and restored; where you are educated and trained; and where you retire, shop and dine. The team of partners leads a staff of more than 60 professionals, each dedicated to bringing your vision to life.

Office Location: Milwaukee, WI


Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Stayer Center for Executive Education, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is a 250-person architectural firm located in New York. The firm is known for its excellence in high-end residential, commercial, and institutional design. Its work takes place in all states and many countries throughout the world. R.A.M.S.A. designed the Nashville Public Library, 15 Central Park West in New York, and the Nesbitt House in Seaside. Further, Mr. Stern is currently the Dean at the Yale School of Architecture and was the Driehaus Laureate in 2011.

Office Locations: New York, New York


Ryan A+E

Ryan’s A&E division manages projects nationwide, providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and virtual design services. Market sectors we specialize in include office, housing, mission critical, industrial, entertainment and education.

Office Location: Minneapolis, MN


Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

At Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects, we strive to understand great spaces and the underlying, age-old principles of design that help enrich our lives. We, therefore, use these principles, context, program and dialogue to create timeless architecture that enriches the lives of those impacted by it.

Office Location: Dallas, TX


The S/L/A/M Collaborative (Advisory Council member Jim McManus's firm)

Jordan Hall of Science at University of Notre Dame, Indiana

SLAM is responsible for the design and construction of the Jordan Hall of Science here at Notre Dame! This 150 person collaborative focuses on designing institutional buildings that are integrated with the client’s needs and goals. It offers everything from planning and architectural design to engineering and construction. SLAM participates in LEED design and construction; it looks to reduce the use of mechanical systems and use both renewable and recyclable materials.

Office Locations: Atlanta, Georgia / Boston, Massachusetts / Glastonbury, Connecticut / Syracuse, New York


Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.

Mixed Use Building, Washington, D.C.

Torti Gallas and Partners was established in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1953. Today, with offices in Silver Spring, Los Angeles and Istanbul, the firm is one of the largest planning and architectural firms in the United States solely dedicated to the principles of the New Urbanism. Torti Gallas has extensive experience with all scales of master planning and building projects in the residential, mixed-use downtown, transit-oriented, and commercial markets, applying jurisdictional needs and code requirements in local, national and international markets. With extensive experience in the public and private sectors, we take pride in balancing the diverse needs of communities with the realities of the marketplace to arrive at buildable solutions that bring value to our clients and to the communities in which we work. In applying this successful, market-focused balance, Torti Gallas has designed over 385,000 residential units and planned over 700 residential and mixed-use communities. These projects have resulted in more than $20 billion of construction.

Office Locations: Silver Spring, MD/  Los Angeles, CA/ Istanbul, Turkey


Urban Design Associates

New Federal District in Moscow, Russia

Urban Design Associates designs communities for both private and public clients. They use master plans and pattern books to help shape the future of developing areas. UDA both respects and continues the traditional and contextual characteristics of each project. The firm focuses on sustainable city and neighborhood design while acknowledging and incorporating modern conveniences and practices.

Office Locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


VOA Associates Incorporated

The House of the Swedish Embassy, Washington D.C.

VOA Associates Incorporated is committed to delivering remarkable client service and award-winning design for the built environment. Founded by Wilmont Vickrey in 1969, the firm has always been driven by three core values: partnering with clients, developing a humanistic approach to great design, and creating a nurturing culture that attracts the very best people and talent.

Office Locations: Chicago, IL / Highland, IL / New York, NY / Orlando, FL / Washington, D.C./ Sao Paulo, Brazil / Shanghai, China / Beijing, China


Wade Weissmann Architecture

Wade Weissmann Architecture is a nationally recognized boutique architecture firm, with nearly 30 architects, artists and staff. Located in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, we collaborate with clients on projects across the United States and Europe. Our work spans residential projects, equestrian estates, master planning and commercial design. And the occasional bespoke cabin in the woods.

Office Location: Brown Deer, WI


Walt Disney Imagineering

Does seeing a blueprint make your imagination run wild with possibilities? Do you constantly dream up new ideas? Do you push yourself to achieve whole new levels of thinking and innovation? That's the spirit of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI).

Office Location: Glendale, CA


Wight & Company (Advisory Council Member Mark Wight's firm)

University Science Building, Lewis University, IL

Wight & Company is a Chicago based comprehensive firm that includes architecture, construction, and engineering for efficient in-house operation. The firm works on commercial, educational and institutional projects primarily in Illinois and focuses on sustainable design in cooperation with LEED.

Office Locations: Chicago, Illinois

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