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06 June 2009

1906 – Design for New Law Courts, Durban, South Africa

Architect: Reginald G. Kirkby

06 June 2009

1906 – Design for Bank Premises, The Hague

Architect: T.G. Davidson Published in The Building News, May 11, 1906, and designed by T.G. Davidson.

06 June 2009

1883 – Design for Grand Palace of Justice, Brussels

Architect: J. Poelaert Designed by J. Poelaert, and published in The Building News, December 21st. Palais de Justice is the most important Court building in Belgium and is a notable landmark of Brussels....

05 June 2009

Sir John Benson (1812-74)

Originally from County Sligo, Benson was appointed surveyor to Cork City and County in 1851 and spent the remainder of his short career there. In 1852 he designed the buildings for the Irish...

05 June 2009

Baker, Henry Aaron (1753-1836)

Originally apprenticed to Thomas Ivory, Baker worked with James Gandon after Ivory’s death. He continued work on the King’s Inns after Gandon resigned from the project. But his most important work was the...

05 June 2009

Abercrombie, Patrick (1880-1957)

After training as an architect Patrick Abercrombie (1880-1957) became junior lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture where in 1915 he became the Professor of Civic Design. This position he retained until 1935...

05 June 2009

Thomas Fuller (1823-1893)

Thomas Fuller was born in Bath, England where he trained as an architect. Living in Bath and London he did a number of projects. In 1845 he left for Antigua, where he spent...

05 June 2009

GM + AD bag Australian debut

Glasgow-based GM + AD Architects has landed its first scheme “˜down under’ – the design of the new Glenroy Specialist School, in Melbourne The 26-classroom building in the State of Victoria will also...

04 June 2009

Competitions offer hope to Irish architects

With architects in Ireland facing a daily struggle for survival, and little prospect of improvement in the short to medium term, it’s heartening to see that Murray O’Laoire won joint third prize in...