On the Boards:
Restoration of Le Corbusier’s Les Terrasses
Monograph Softcover Book and Limited Edition Box Set
Projects and Text by Judith DiMaio
Edited by Jonathan Dillon, and Charles Matz
In Production: Coming Soon
Judith DiMaio's life in architecture began as a teenager, on a family trip to Washington D.C., where she was immediately and deeply struck by the potential of the art of building. She majored in Art at Bennington College, earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell, the distinguished architecture school at Ithaca, New York, and went on to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where she earned her Masters of Architecture.
Ms. DiMaio’s talent and inquisitiveness entwined her deeply in the broad intellectual and humanistic culture of architecture, from which she has developed a platform of truly global reach supporting a unique vision of practice in which cultural sophistication and interdisciplinary collaboration meet history and the technology of building.
Early on, DiMaio began to share her journeys and cultural connections, bringing students from the University of Kentucky to Paris and Rome. From 1977 to 1981, DiMaio was the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Program in Architecture, during which time she also won the Rome Prize in Architecture and was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship. She has been a visiting professor and lecturer at numerous universities including Columbia, Cornell, the Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, and the University of Chicago and an invited lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford. As Director of Undergraduate Studies for Yale College’s major in architecture, DiMaio’s complex historical, interdisciplinary and urbanistic vision left a lasting imprint upon the school’s program. She would continue to develop this vision, and her international, inter-institutional outreach, as Dean of the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Design.
DiMaio’s long Italian sojourn continues today as a specialist in 16th century architecture, gardens, and painting and as a founding member of the Board of Trustees for Restoring Ancient Stabiae, the American counterpart to the RAS Foundation in Italy, which is dedicated to extending the archeological parks of Herculaneum and Pompeii to the ancient city of Stabiae, also destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius in 9 AD. And in 2009, Ms. DiMaio was invited to return to the American Academy in Rome as its first Colin Rowe Resident in Design.
Judith DiMaio FAIA, RIBA, Dean Emeritus, is a licensed architect and educator. She is a guide to cities past and present, real and imagined, drawn and built.