is Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, where he also served as the Rome Studies Program Director from 2008-2011. He is the author of two books, The Architecture of the Classical Interior (2004) and The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism and Historic Preservation (2009). Professor Semes is particularly interested in the recovery of classical language and architecture and the impact that this recovery has on changing approached to the conservation and interpretation of historic monuments. His current research focuses on new architecture in historic settings. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.