Prof. Hammett On U-M Leave
SAT SEP 5 1953
He Will Study Modern Churches In Europe
Prof. and Mrs. Ralph W. Hammett of 1425 Pontiac St. are leaving today for an extended tour of Europe accompanied by their two daughters, Eleanore and Dorothy.
Prof. Hammett, a member of the University's College of Architecture and Design faculty, will be on sabbatical leave for the year. He will concentrate on studying modern church architecture in Europe with the emphasis on Switzerland, where he will be in May.
The Hammetts are sailing from New York next Thursday aboard the “Homeland" which will take them to Lisbon, Portugal. Here, Prof. Hammett is to be one of four delegates of the American Institute of Architects at the International Congress of Architects to be held Sept. 20-27.
To Represent Society
He will also represent the Michigan Society of Architects, for which he has been a director for the past six years.
Following this, the family will motor through Spain, France and Italy, arriving at the American Academy in Rome by Dec. 15, where they will live until May. While in Rome, Prof. Hammett will give a series of six lectures on ancient Roman construction.
The daughters will return after the first of the year to enter school. Dorothy Hammett is a senior in the University School of Business Administration, and Eleanore is completing work toward a master's degree in music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.