Philip Bess

Philip Bess is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches graduate urban design and theory. He is the author of numerous articles, and three books: City Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense About Cities and Baseball Parks (1989); Inland Architecture: Subterranean Essays on Moral Order and Formal Order in Chicago (2000); and Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred (2007). In Boston in August 2000 he directed and coordinated the ultimately successful “Save Fenway Park!” design charrette. He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

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