Steven W. Semes

Steven W. Semes is Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation (W. W. Norton & Co., 2009).

Articles by Steven W. Semes

The Dance of Rule and Invention

Thomas Gordon Smith, who died at age seventy-three on June 23, 2021, was an architect and teacher who over the course of his career inspired two generations of designers and scholars to pursue the revival of classical architecture as a corrective for the failings of the contemporary built environment.

A Damaged House to Be Restored

After Notre-Dame burned, most non-specialists assumed that a monument of its importance would be restored to its former state.