Building South Bend (BSB) is a collaboration between the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library, the History Museum of South Bend, and the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County. The goal of the project is to create an online resource to study the past, present, and future architecture in the city of South Bend. In order to achieve this the team has created a website, mobile application, 3D printed models, and an immersive 3D virtual tour of downtown South Bend in the 1920’s.

About the team

Building South Bend was created by HUE/ND, students from the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame's Architecture Library, the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County (HPC) and The History Museum, South Bend (THM). Content for the site has been furnished by the HPC and THM and compiled by staff and students in the architecture library. Content is currently being added thanks to a new partnership with the Studebaker National Museum.

Content, Design & 3D Modeling - Architecture Library

  • Adam Heet, Digital Projects Specialist
  • Jennifer Parker, Head, Architecture Library
  • Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Special Collections Librarian
  • Pete Reimers, Library Assistant

Architecture Library Student Contributors

  • Michi Aman - BARCH 2015
  • Thomas Boyle - BARCH 2018
  • Amalia Carmona - BARCH 2015
  • Joseph Cederoth - BARCH 2017
  • Ellen Chen - BARCH 2018
  • Allie Dohrman - BARCH 2016
  • Taylor Driscoll - BARCH 2018
  • Phillip Dudeck - BARCH 2015
  • Marc Gazda - BARCH 2016
  • Courtney Rae Haddick - BARCH 2015
  • Parker Hansen - BARCH 2018
  • Olivia Kwitney - BA 2015
  • Michaela Mahon - BARCH 2019
  • Malorie Nowak - BARCH 2015
  • Caitlyn O'Malley - BARCH 2016
  • Khera Osbourne - BARCH 2017
  • Priscilla Quaye - BARCH 2018
  • Rachel Staud - BARCH 2018
  • Natalie Stenger - BARCH 2015
  • Katherine Torvinine - MARCH 2015
  • Greg Young - BARCH 2016
  • Eric Zidarich - BARCH 2017

Research, Content, & Support - Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County

  • Elicia Feasel, Director
  • Deb Parcell, Deputy Director
  • Catherine Hostetler, Director (retired)
  • Steve Szaday, Preservation Specialist
  • George Root, Archive Specialist

Photographs & Blueprints - The History Museum South Bend

  • Brandon Anderson, Deputy Executive Director
  • Kristin Madden, Archivist
  • Travis Childs, Director of Education

Photographs - The Studebaker National Museum

  • Andrew Beckman, Archivist

Mobile Applications Development - University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture IT Team

  • Ibrahim Y. Chaaban, Lead Applications Developer

Digital Model Implemenation - Center for Research Computing, University of Notre Dame

  • Christopher Sweet, Associate Director, Cyberinfrastructure Development
  • James Sweet, PhD Candidate, Computer Science and Engineering

Mapping & GIS - Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame's Center for Digital Scholarship

  • Matthew Sisk, Data Curation and GIS Services Postdoctoral Fellow