President Donald J. Trump has appointed James McCrery and Duncan Stroik to serve four-year terms on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.
James C. McCrery, II, AIA, NCARB, is an assistant professor at the Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning, where he directs the Concentration in Classical Architecture and Urbanism at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the founding principal of McCrery Architects, a Washington, D.C.- based practice specializing in civic, religious, and institutional projects. His built works throughout the United States have received many awards and include installations at the U.S. Capitol and United States Supreme Court, and the recently completed Cathedral Church in Knoxville, Tennessee; his projects have been reviewed in national publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Traditional Building, the Classicist, and the National Review. Mr. McCrery earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the Ohio State University; he has lectured widely to professional and academic audiences. He is a life member and an executive board member of the Supreme Court Historical Society, a founding member of the National Civic Art Society, an inaugural Fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at Catholic University, and he serves as a National Design Peer of the U.S. General Services Administration.
Duncan G. Stroik, AIA, is a practicing architect, author, and professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame. A native of the Washington, D.C. metro area, he worked on federal, civic, and private buildings in Washington early in his career. He is the founding principal of the South Bend, Indiana-based firm Duncan G. Stroik, Architect, a national architecture practice focused on civic and ecclesiastical buildings and informed by the timelessness of classical architecture and the humanism of traditional cities. Mr. Stroik’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Architect, and Traditional Building. A frequent lecturer on sacred architecture and the classical tradition, he is the founding editor of Sacred Architecture Journal and the author of The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal. Mr. Stroik is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Yale University School of Architecture. He is the 2016 recipient of the Institute for Classical Art and Architecture’s Arthur Ross Award for Architecture.