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07 June 2009

Adams, Maurice Bingham (1849-1933)

After completing his articles with H.N. Goulty of Brighton, Maurice B. Adams became assistant to William Ralph Emerson, and Architect to Brighton Council. Between 1872 and 1923 he was Editor of Building News....

07 June 2009

Adam, Robert (1728-92)

Famous Scottish architect who was invited to plan the new city of Lisbon after the disastrous earthquake of 1755. Recognised as the greatest Scottish architect ever. His father, William Adam was also an...

06 June 2009

Woodward, Benjamin (1816-1861)

Benjamin Woodward (1816-1861) was born in Tullamore, County Offaly. He was trained as an Engineer but developed an interest in medieval architecture, producing measured drawings of Holy Cross Abbey County Tipperary. These drawings...

06 June 2009

Walker, Robin (1924-1991)

Robin Walker (1924 – 1991) joined Michael Scott’s office in 1948, a year after graduating from UCD. Previously he had worked for Scott during his college holidays. After graduating, he worked and studied...

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...