Philip H. Bess
2017 All-Faculty Team Honoree
Professor of Architecture
Professor Bess on Notre Dame
“The unique great privilege of being a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame is to teach, pursue, and serve truth within a Catholic community that unites persons of different ages, roles, scholarly disciplines, and points of view as equals before God while grounding the academic vocation itself in nature, history, and divine generosity.
“Daily life in the School of Architecture entails intellectual dialogue and debate with both colleagues and students. At our best, we reason together in modes empirical, moral, and artistic, across scales regional-to-domestic and cosmic-to-microcosmic, toward ends true, good, and beautiful.”