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!


Students for Classical Architecture: 12-Hour Esquisse Competition

This entry was recently awarded First Prize in the inaugural design competition of the Students for Classical Architecture.  We were given 12 hours of design time between reception of the program and the submission of final drawings online.  Entries were to be hand drawn/painted and designed with Palladian precedence in mind.  The site is in the Veneto region of Italy, across the river from Palladio's Villa Foscari.

This drawing and the other winning entries will be exhibited at the Snite Museum of Art on the University of Notre Dame campus between June 5 and July 21 in conjunction with Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey.

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