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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

Turner, Richard (1798-1881)

Richard Turner (1798-1881) was the most important glasshouse designer in Ireland and was responsible for many of the large glasshouses that were so much a part of fashionable development in Victorian Britain. With...

06 June 2009

Tallon, Ronnie (1927- )

After graduating from University College Dublin in 1950, Tallon worked in the Office of Public Works under Raymond McGrath. In 1956 he joined Michael Scott’s office. He became a full partner in 1958...

06 June 2009

Stephenson, Sam

Sam Stephenson was one of Ireland’s most controversial architects. He studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology and in England, France and Switzerland. His most famous (or infamous) buildings include the Central Bank...

06 June 2009

Smyth, Edward (1743-1823)

Edward Smyth was Irish – born in County Meath. He was apprenticed to the sculptor Simon Vierpyl and subsequently by Hugh Darley the builder. Darley recommended him to James Gandon who canceled work...

06 June 2009

Roche, Kevin (Born 1922)

Kevin Roche (born 14th June 1922) was born in Dublin, but grew up in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, and educated at Rockwell College, before studying architecture at University College Dublin. According to The Irish...

06 June 2009

William Robinson (1645-1712)

William Robinson (1645-1712) was the Surveyor General since 1670 when his appointment was made under the Viceroy Lord Berkeley. No evidence of Robinson exists before 1670 and it has been suggested that he...

06 June 2009

John J. Robinson

Initially studied for the Ministry before turning to architecture and being apprenticed to George O’Connor. He worked in London with Leonard Stokes until returning to Dublin in 1913. Entered into partnership with R....

06 June 2009

Roberts, John (1712-1796)

John Roberts was born in Waterford in 1712. His father was a local builder and although he may have learn some basic skills from him, his formal education is unclear. It is believed...