Composition and Character

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* * * Thank you for visiting Composition & Character! My name is Samuel Lima. I am an alumnus of Judson University's M.Arch program and the Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism program at the University of Notre Dame. I am passionate about excellence in the design of classical and traditional architecture and the creation of new places worthy of the care of future generations!


AIAS & AARP Competition Entry

My American Institute of Architecture Students/AARP Livable Communities competition entry. The project is a mixed use (but primarily senior living) building arranged around a courtyard in an urban context. The design was awarded Honorable Mention in the competition this spring and exhibited at the AIA National Convention in San Francisco in the summer of 2009.


  1. Beautiful project.
    FYI: the AIA National Convention, in the summer of 2009, was in San Francisco, not in San Diego.

  2. Thanks for the feedback (and the correction)! I was not able to attend the Convention, unfortunatly.