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May 12, 2008

Shane de Blacam to lecture on his recent work in New York

Year: 2010 Caption: ‘of de Blacam and Meagher’, Irish National Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibiton (La Biennale), Venice – John Meagher and Shane de Blacam Courtesy: Fionn McCann

Following the success of Shane O Toole’s lecture Import+Export and Anchor and Animation by Grafton Architects, Shane de Blacam’s lecture, Recent Buildings by de Blacam and Meagher will take place on Tuesday the 27th of May in the American Irish Historical Society.

Shane de Blacam who worked exclusively on the Mellon Centre in Yale and a former protégé of celebrated American architect Louis Kahn, will give a lecture on the Recent Buildings by de Blacam and Meagher. This lecture will be introduced by Nathaniel Kahn, Academy nominated filmmaker and son of Louis Kahn, whose documentaries include My Architect (2003) about his father Louis Kahn and Two Hands (2006).

Shane de Blacam, born in Dublin in 1945 and educated at University College Dublin 1963-68 and at the University of Pennsylvania 1969-70. He worked in London with Chamberlain, Powell and Bon, and in Philadelphia with Louis Khan. In 1972 he returned to Ireland as a first year master at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin. He commenced the de Blacam and Meagher practice with John Meagher in 1976.

Shane de Blacam is architect for the Digital Hub Development, adjacent to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin and recently completed the Tourism and Catering Building, Student Centre and Administration Building at the Cork Institute of Technology. He is currently involved in a number of exciting residential, commercial, public and private developments.

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