David Mayernik is an architect, artist, author, and educator. An Associate Professor with the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, he is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce), and a Member of INTBAU’s College of Traditional Practitioners. He is the author of The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention (Ashgate) and Timeless Cities: An Architect’s Reflections on Renaissance Italy, (Westview Press, Icon Editions), along with chapter contributions to Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture (Routledge), Perspectives on Public Space in Rome (Ashgate), and Tradition and Sustainability (Compendium). He won the Gabriel Prize for research in France in 1993, and in 1995 he was named to the decennial list of the top forty architects in the United States under forty years old. Since 1996 he has been the campus architect for The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). The TASIS Switzerland campus has been published and recognized internationally. He has designed sets for the Haymarket Opera Company of Chicago, and has painted frescoes for the American Academy in Rome, churches in Tuscany and Switzerland, and various buildings on the TASIS campus. He studied in Rome with Notre Dame’s undergraduate program, and has returned to Italy often over the last three decades to live, study, write, and paint. He and his wife spend as much time as they can at their place in Lucca.