Duncan G. Stroik

Duncan G. Stroik

Duncan Gregory Stroik (born January 14, 1962) usually credited as Duncan G. Stroik, is an American architect, Associate Professor of Architecture, Design, Theory and Drawing at the Notre Dame School of Architecture and founding editor of the Sacred Architecture Journal. His work is classified as classical architecture and Palladian. Stroik specializes in all aspects of Roman Catholic sacred architecture. In his academic work Stroik has advocated beauty and tradition as the standards of architecture.[1]


Early Life and career

Holy Family Chapel, Nebraska

Stroik received a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture in 1984 and a master's degree in architecture from Yale School of Architecture in 1987. After graduating from Yale, Stroik worked as a designer in the office of Allan Greenberg. In 1990 Stroik joined the Notre Dame School of Architecture as a founding faculty member of the school's classical program. In that same year Stroik founded his firm Duncan G. Stroik Architect LLC.

Institute for Sacred Architecture and The Sacred Architecture Journal

In 1998 Professor Stroik founded the Institute for Sacred Architecture and the Sacred Architecture Journal as director and editor respectively. The Institute for Sacred Architecture is a non-profit organization made up of architects, clergy, educators and others interested in the discussion of issues related to contemporary Catholic architecture. The founding board includes, John Burgee, FAIA, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Very Rev. Cassian Folsom, O.S.B., Ralph McInerny, Ph.D., Thomas Gordon Smith, AIA and Duncan Stroik, AIA as director and editor. Twice yearly the institute produces the Sacred Architecture Journal, a periodical dedicated to the ongoing discussion of the issues current in the field of sacred architecture.

Major projects

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, Thomas Aquinas College

Major Projects include:

Thomas Aquinas College Chapel

Set in the heart of the Thomas Aquinas College campus, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel was dedicated on March 7, 2009.[2] Stroik’s design for this 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2), $23 million chapel references Early Christian, Spanish Mission and Renaissance architecture.[1] Stroik designed the chapel as cruciform in shape and featuring both a 135-foot (41 m) bell tower and an 89-foot (27 m) dome.[3] In 2003 Pope John Paul II blessed the chapel’s plans, and in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI blessed its cornerstone.[4]

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in La Crosse, Wisconsin is the vision of Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke who wanted to create a national pilgrimage site in the Diocese of La Crosse. The shrine is situated amidst 70 acres (280,000 m2) of woodland near the south end of La Crosse. On July 31, 2008 the Shrine Church was dedicated,[5][6] with the dedication Mass presided over by Archbishop Burke, who was joined by Cardinals Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and Francis George of Chicago.[7]



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