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April 14, 2010

Devane, Andrew (1917-2000)

Andrew Devane was born in Limerick and studied architecture at University College Dublin and was awarded the Taliesin Fellowship. Iin 1946 he left Ireland for the United States to study under Frank Lloyd Wright. On his return to Ireland he joined the established large architectural practice of Robinson Keefe as a partner forming Robinson Keefe Devane, among whose best known works were Stephen Court and the Irish Life Centre in Dublin. Stephen Court was highly recommended in the European Architectural Heritage Year awards for its sympathy with its Georgian surroundings Later on in life Devane spent much of his time devoted to charity work, especially for Mother Teresa’s cause in Calcutta, India.