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Architects & Historical Figures

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...

07 July 2009

Clutton, Henry (1819-93)

A pupil of Edward Blore between 1835-40, he commenced his own practice in 1844. He won first place in the Lille Cathedral competition with William Burges (his partner from 1851 to 1856). His...

06 August 2009

Coad, Richard (1825-1900)

Richard Coad was born in Liskeard, Cornwall on 13 February 1825. He was articled to Henry Rice of Liskeard and subsequently worked as assistant to Sir George Gilbert Scott from 1847 to 1864....

02 July 2009

Cockerell, Frederick Pepys (1833-1878)

Frederick Pepys Cockerell was a British architect and the second son of Charles Robert Cockerell, also an architect, whose favour for French architecture and sculpture in architecture was a major influence on Frederick....

21 June 2009

Corson, George (1829-1910)

George Corson was born in Dumfries in 1829, the son of James Corson, Provost 1831-33. He was articled to Walter Newall of Dumfries, and at the end of his articles in 1849 moved...