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Architecture: Bond Hall

This guide provides information related to the study of Architecture

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Who We Are

Jennifer Parker
Head, Architecture Library

Viveca Pattison Robichaud
Special Collections Librarian

Adam Heet
Digital Projects Specialist

Peter Reimers
Library Assistant

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Ryan Rare Book Room

The highlight of the Architecture Library is the Ryan Rare Book Room (RRBR), an extensive collection of early architectural publications including first editions of some of the most important treatises on architecture. It holds the largest known collection of titles from the Helen Park List, architecture books available in the U.S. prior to 1775, along with selections from the Henry Russell Hitchcock’s “American Architectural Books: A list of Books, Portfolios, and Pamphlets on Architecture and Related Subjects Published in America Before 1895.” Other collections housed in the RRBR include Roman Architecture & VeduteFrench ArchitectureAmerican Pattern BooksBritish Pattern BooksGreek Architecture, and Rome Outside of Rome. Notable holdings include the first published architecture book, Alberti’s De Re Aedificatoria (1485), the first illustrated architecture book, the Fra Giocondo Vitruvius (1511), and the first full architectural treatise in English, Five bookes of architecture: translated out of Italian into Dutch and out of Dutch into English, by Sebastiano Serlio (1611).

The room is accessible by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Please visit the appointment page to request an appointment.

Exploring Architecture Through Early Publications showcases some of our volumes housed in the RRBR that have been digitized and are keyword searchable.

Architecture Library

Semester Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM to 11 PM
Friday 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday noon to 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM to 11 PM

When classes are NOT in session:
Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday

117 Bond Hall
(574) 631-6654


Special Collections Librarian, Architecture Library & Institute for Latino Studies

Viveca Robichaud
Reach me at:

Architecture Library
117 Bond Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6018

Examples from the 3-D Printer

Examples from the 3-D Printer

Examples from Highrise Studio 2014

mini-Marianne Cusato

Downtown South Bend circa 1925

Downtown South Bend circa 1925

Old City Hall being printed

The Globe Theatre

Copshaholm Cat

Testing Column Capitals

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