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Architects & Historical Figures

06 June 2009

Burton, Decimus (1800-1881)

Decimus Burton was the son of a builder and had a successful early career in London where he built the arch on Constitution Hill, and the Colosseum in Regent’s Park. This was in...

06 June 2009

Byrne, Patrick (1783-1864)

Studied under Henry Aaron Baker at the Dublin Society Schools. Between 1820 and 1846 he worked as a measurer and then an architect with the Wide Streets Commissioners. After Catholic Emancipation allowed church...

06 June 2009

Cahill, Gerry (b.1951)

Cahill studied at University College Dublin and the Architectural Association, London. Prior to returning to Ireland in 1979. he worked with the London Borough of Camden, Levitt Bernstein Associates and the Royal College...

06 June 2009

Campbell, Noel

Apprenticed to H. V. and R.E. McCaughan of Belfast (1938-40) before working with John McGeagh. Joined the Works Branch of the Northern Ireland Ministry of Finance in 1942 and the Republic of Ireland...

07 June 2009

Carpenter, Richard Herbert (1841-1893)

Richard Herbert Carpenter was born in July 1841, the son of the architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter, and was educated at Charterhouse. He was taken into partnership by William Slater in 1863 and was...

06 June 2009

Cassels, Richard (1690-1751)

Richard Cassels (1690-1751) was of German origin and also known as Richard Castle. He settled in Ireland around 1728 and worked with Edward Lovett Pearce on the Houses of Parliament before becoming the...

06 June 2009

Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)

Sir William Chambers was born in Got√ęborg, Sweden of Scottish parentage in 1723. At the age of sixteen, he joined the Swedish East India Company and voyaged to India and China for nine...

01 September 2009

Champneys, Basil (1842-1935)

Basil Champneys was born in Whitechapel, London, on 17 September 1842, the fourth son of the Rev William W. Champneys, rector of St Mary’s, Whitechapel and later vicar of St Pancras and Dean...

14 April 2010

Clarendon, Frederick Villiers (1820 – 1904)

Frederick Clarendon was born in Dublin around 1820 and received a Bachelor of Arts at Dublin University in 1839. Directly after graduation he was employed by the Office of Public Works, where he...

06 June 2009

Cleary, Shay (b.1951)

Studied at University College Dublin, graduating 1974. Worked with Marcel Breuer and Candilis Josic Woods in Paris and with Neave Brown at the Camden Borough Council in London before returning to Dublin in...