Erik Bootsma, MA

About Erik Bootsma, MA

Mr. Erik Bootsma, architect, lecturer and commentator, holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California.

Erik Bootsma is a registered architect in the state of Virginia and has been in private practice since 2014 focusing on ecclesiastical architecture.  In the past he has worked for Glave & Holmes Architecture, Milton Grenfell, and Duncan Stroik.

Erik Bootsma is the author of numerous articles on architecture, and his work has appeared in journals and outlets such as First Things, Crisis Magazine, Catholic World Report, Adoremus, and Catholic News Agency.

Erik Bootsma also lectures on sacred architecture and classical architecture and has given lectures at the Catholic Art Guild, the Hillsdale College Kirby Center, and at conferences at the University of Notre Dame, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and The Catholic University of America.


BA (Liberal Arts) Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

MA Arch (Classical Architecture) University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Area of Teaching Specialization: Sacred Architecture, aesthetic philosophy, classical architecture

Course Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Courses Taught: HUM 260/THEO 290 and THEO 590 Theology of Sacred Architecture

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