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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...

03 June 2009

Government slims down policy on architecture

The government has adopted a slimmed-down new policy on architecture – with the number of proposed actions reduced from more than 60 to 45 – in deference to concerns in the Department of...

02 June 2009

Irish architects outraged at ‘exclusionary’ competition rules

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland may complain to Brussels over turnover restriction in Dublin competition The professional body for Irish architects is considering making a complaint to the European Commission...

02 June 2009

More appointments to the Registration Board

The RIAI has announced that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has appointed Richard Humphreys as Chairperson of the Admissions Board and Cliona Kimber as Chairperson of the Technical Assessment...

02 June 2009

Fake architect prosecuted – for the second time

A man who falsely called himself an architect has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £4,500 in costs after being pleading guilty to misusing the title architect. It is the second time...