Norman Crowe

Emeritus Faculty

College or School
School of Architecture
Year of Emeritus Status

Norman Crowe, architect and Professor Emeritus, retired to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009. He holds degrees in architecture from the University of Oregon and Cornell University. He taught courses in design, urbanism, and environmental issues In the School of Architecture and was Founding Director of the School’s Graduate Program in Architecture. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. His publications include the following books: "Visual Notes for Architects and Designers", co-authored with Paul Laseau, Wiley and Sons, 1984 and expanded edition, 2012; "Nature and the Idea of a Man-made World", The MIT Press, 1995; "Building Cities: Towards a Civil Society and Sustainable Environment", co-edited with Michael Lykoudis and Richard Economakis, Art-Media Press, 1999; and "John McHugh’s Travel Sketches", Santa Fe Sunstone Press, 2012. He was the 2003 recipient of the Univ. of Illinois School of Architecture’s Honorary Plym Professorship. His professional activities as Notre Dame Professor include on-site collaborative urban design projects with Notre Dame students for South Bend, Indiana; Viseu, Portugal; Sidon, Lebanon; and Las Vegas, New Mexico. He worked as an architect in Sweden and the U.S. and has taught in special Notre Dame programs in Kyoto, Japan, and Rome, Italy. His most recent teaching has been a director of a graduate seminar “Introduction to Historic Preservation and Regionalism” at the University of New Mexico and he is currently working on a book to be titled The Second Transition: Cities in the Anthropocene.