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Architects & Historical Figures

06 June 2009

Hoban, James (1762-1831)

James Hoban was born in Desart, near Callan, County Kilkenny. Having studied architecture at the Dublin Society School, he emigrated to the United States and soon established himself as an architect in Philadelphia....

15 January 2010

Hollein, Hans (b.1934)

Born 1934 in Vienna, Austria. Hans Hollein is an independent architect and artist with realisations in a.o. Austria, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, Russia, USA, Peru and Japan. 1967-1979 he was Professor at...

15 January 2010

Hooper, Samuel (1851-1911)

Born in Hatherleigh, Devonshire, England, Hooper studied architecture in his uncle’s office before travelling to Canada in 1869. He settled in London, Ontario and worked as a stone carver. He later returned to...

15 January 2010

Horwood, Victor William (1878 – 1939)

Victor William Horwood was born in Frome, Somersetshire, England, on 27 February 1878. He came to Canada with his family in 1884 and was educated in Ottawa and, subsequently, in Minneapolis. In 1904...

27 August 2009

Ingress Bell, Edward (1837-1914)

Edward Ingress Bell was born in 1837 and apprenticed to his father who was a civil engineer. He was in partnership with H V Bacon from 1860 and had extensive experience having worked...

15 January 2010

Jahn, Helmut (b. 1940)

Helmut Jahn was born in 1940 in N├╝rnberg, Germany and pursued graduate studies in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the 1960s. He joined CF Murphy Associates of Chicago in 1967...

07 June 2009

James Cubitt (1836-1912)

James Cubitt’s family came from Norfolk and was not related to the civil engineering family of Cubitts. His father was a Baptist minister who taught at Spurgeon’s Pastor’s College. Cubitt was articled to...

08 June 2009

James, Percy Leonard (1878-1970)

P. Leonard James was born into an artistic family on December 7, 1878, in London, England. He studied architecture, articled in 1893, and worked for several firms in London. Ambitious and desiring more...

06 June 2009

Johnston, Francis (1760-1829)

Francis Johnston (1760-1829) was from Armagh and studied under the architect Thomas Cooley. In 1805 he was appointed architect to the Board of Works. His principal buildings in Dublin included the General Post...


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