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Bermudez, Julio. (forthcoming) Lecture in the "The Ultimate Function of Architecture. Phenomenological and Scientific Inquiries” at the University of Texas San Antonio School of Architecture in San Antonio, TX. (March, 2024)


Bermudez, Julio. Speaker in Panel at the The Intentional Spaces Summit hosted by Johns Hopkins University's International Arts + Mind Lab in Washington, DC. (Nov. 9-10, 2023)


Bermudez, Julio. Panelist in the "How Beauty Works" Panel moderated by Christine Emba (Washington Post), at the Beauty at Work International Forum hosted by the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. (May 27, 2023)


Bermudez, Julio. Keynote Lecture “The Ultimate Function of Architecture. Phenomenological and Scientific Inquiries” at the Quality in Canada's Built Environment Annual Convention hosted by the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada  (May 1, 2023)


Bermudez, Julio. Lecture “Uso de la Neurociencia y la Fenomenología para Investigar lo Arquitectónicamente Inconmensurable,” at the 3rd Latin-American Conference on Research in Architecture hosted by the Universidad de Piura in Piura, Peru (Aug. 18-19, 2022)


Bermudez, Julio. Lecture “Neurofenomenología & Arquitectura Sagrada. Primeros Pasos,” Virtual International Seminar on Neurociencias Aplicadas a la Arquitectura y al Diseño, hosted by the Universidad de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina (Aug. 12, 2022)

Bermudez, Julio. Lecture “Neurophenomenology & Sacred Architecture. First Steps” at the International Conference "Sound, Space and the Aesthetics of the Sublime” chaired by Jonathan Berger, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University (May 22, 2022)


Bermudez, Julio. Organizer and Participants of the Critical Conversation Project: “Transcendent Human Habitats,” one of three high profiles meetings of selected renowned panelists addressing today’s most relevant topics in architecture, culture, and spirituality. Organized by ACSF at Princeton’s Center of Theological Inquiry (April 21-23, 2022)


Bermudez, Julio. Lecture"Neurophenomenological Study of Sacred vs. Secular Architecture," University Research Day, The Catholic University of America (April 7, 2022). Link to video of the presentation.


Bermudez, Julio. Lecture: "Arquitectura, Espiritualidad, y Neurociencia. Midiendo lo Inmedible," Graduate Program at the Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazi (March 17, 2022). YouTube link to the video of the Lecture.

Bermudez, Julio. Webinar: “Architecture Everywhere: Neuroscience & Spirituality,” AIA District Architecture Center, Washington, DC (November 30, 2021). YouTube link to the video of the lecture.


Bermudez, Julio. Lecture: “Neurofenomenología de lo Arquitectónicamente Trascendente: Midiendo lo Inmedible," Doctorado de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Concepción, Chile (August 2, 2021)

Bermudez, Julio. Lecture: “Hacia un Urbanismo Espiritual. Argumentos desde la Teoría y la Neurociencia," Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (April 23, 2021)

Bermudez, Julio. Lecture: “Cognitive-Aesthetic Effects of Sacred vs. Secular Architecture on Believers,” in Prof. Robin Puttok course (arpl 519: Human-Centric Evidence-Based Design for Wellbeing) at The Catholic University of America (March 25, 2021)


Bermudez, Julio. Lecture: “Extraordinary Architectural Experiences. From Storytelling to Neuroscience.” School of Architecture Fall Lecture series. California Baptist University (February 26, 2021)


Bermudez, Julio. Podcast: “Echoing Faith Today with Dr. Julio Bermudez,” in Podcast Series “Echoing Faith Today” hosted by Dr. Jem Sullivan, The School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America (Februrary 12, 2021). YouTube link to the video of the Lecture


Bermudez, Julio. Webinar: “A Search for Transcendent Built Environments,” with Nader Ardalan, Tom Barrie, Roberto Chiotti, and Tammy Gaber, and 5 international guests. Hosted by 2A Magazine, Tehran, Iran (December 12, 2020)


Bermudez, Julio & Yoshio Nakamura. (forthcoming in 2024) “Neurophenomenology & Sacred Architecture. First Steps,” in Sound, Space and the Aesthetics of the Sublime, edited by Jonathan Berger. Ann Arbor, MI: Lever Press.


Bermudez, Julio et al (forthcoming 2024) “Semiotic and Phenomenological Study of Sacred Architecture Using Last-generation Eye-tracking Instrumentation in Real Conditions vs. AI-based Predictions.” Abstract and presentation at the 14th Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Symposium. Istanbul, Turkey (June 4-9, 2024)


Bermudez, Julio et al. (2023)“Applying Neurophenomenology to Investigate Responses to Sacred vs. Secular Architecture: An Exploratory Study.” In Presenters Abstracts of the 20th Anniversary ANFA Conference. La Jolla, CA: ANFA (Sept. 13-16, 2023)

Bermudez, Julio & Yoshio Nakamura. (2023) “Can We Use Empirical Means to Understand Sacred Architecture? A Neurophenomenological Approach.” Abstract and presentation at the 13th Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Symposium. New York City (June 1-4, 2023) – BEST PRESENTATION AWARD. URL:

Bermudez, Julio. “Emplacing Spiritual Practices through Architecture,” 2A – Architecture and Art Magazine 25 (2020): 70-75.


Büro, Park oder Zuhause: Wo wir am besten denken und arbeiten können,” article by Christoph Eisenschink in German CQ magazine (March 14, 2020). 


Beaudoin, Tom. “Containing Nothing: Practical Theology and the Pantheon in Rome: Work in Progress.” Paper presented at the International Academy of Practical Theology, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo, Brazil, Apr 6, 2019.


Barrie, Thomas and Julio Bermudez. “Spirituality and Architecture,” in The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society and the Professions, edited by Laszlo Zsolnai and Bernadette Flanagan, 345-355. New York: Routledge, 2019.


Bermudez, J; Krizaj, D., Lipschitz, D.L.., Bueler, C.E.,R ogowska, J., Yurgelun-Todd, D., & Nakamura, Y. (2017). Externally-induced meditative states: an exploratory fMRI study of architects’ responses to contemplative architecture. Frontiers of Architectural Research 6(2), 123-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.foar.2017.02.002



Series of three short Videos that are  part of a large project called "Beauty at Work" led by Associate Professor Brandon Vaidyanathan at the Catholic University of America and supported by the Templeton Religion Trust (March 2024).
Video 1: "Why Beauty Matters in Architecture,"URL:

Video 2: "Beauty vs. Aesthetics," URL:

Video 3: "Why Do We Neglect Beauty?"  URL:

Interview for an article in the magazine "La Antorcha" published by the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (ACdP) in Spain (forthcoming late 2023)

Entrevista al Dr. Arquitecto Julio Bermudez por Elisabet Silvestre, en Blog GEA (21 Marzo 2023):6-8. URL:

Bermudez, Julio, interviewed by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host of the TV program Closer to Truth. Bermudez will be featured in one of Khun’s future episodes in 2023. For more see: (June 2022)


Bermudez, Julio; interviewed in Connecticut Public Radio’s The Colin McEnroe Show, Program “Architecture vs. humans. Why do architects sometimes design buildings that make people feel bad?” (Nov 8, 2021)


Bermudez, Julio; interviewed by Dr. Jem Sullivan, host of the podcast series Echoing Faith Today, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America (February 12, 2021). Link to the podcast.

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