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06 June 2009

Thomas Ivory (1732-1786)

Thomas Ivory (1732-1786) was born in Cork and was originally a carpenter. Ivory was one of the most important Irish architects until the arrival of Gandon. He was the first master of the...

06 June 2009

Hoban, James (1762-1831)

James Hoban was born in Desart, near Callan, County Kilkenny. Having studied architecture at the Dublin Society School, he emigrated to the United States and soon established himself as an architect in Philadelphia....

06 June 2009

Hicks, Frederick G. (1870-1965)

Studied at the Architectural Association and the Finsbury Technical College for Building Construction in London and was apprenticed to J.W. Stevens (1886-90). He moved to Dublin in 1890 and, after working for several...

06 June 2009

Hegarty, Neil

Studied at the VEC School of Architecture, Cork, and at Oxford University, England. Established private practice in Cork before joining Cork County Council in 1974 and Cork Corporation as City Architect in 1985....

06 June 2009

Haughey, Patrick

Listed as an assistant architect on the Busáras project. He left the firm to practice on his own from Belfast. He was highly commended in the RIAI awards of 1961-62 for his Roman...

06 June 2009

Hamilton, Patrick

He joined Michael Scott’s office in 1947 approx. and was responsible for many of the small details in the building of Busáras. He was responsible for the running of the drawing office in...

06 June 2009

An extension to the pain

Job losses that would make headlines in other sectors are happening every day in Irish architectural practices – and it’s not over yet. Architects and interior designers Douglas Wallace went into liquidation last...

06 June 2009

William Hague (1840-1900)

Born in Cavan, Hague was a prominant church architect with his offices in Westland Row. Amongst his most prominent works are the Roman Catholic churches in Ballybay, Kingscourt, and the Archbishop’s Palace in...

06 June 2009

Gandon, James (1743-1823)

James Gandon (1743-1823) was of French Huguenot descent and studied under William Chambers in England . His most important work in England was Nottingham County Hall of which only the façade survives. In...