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Irish architects

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...

06 June 2009

Pearce, Sir Edward Lovett (1699-1733)

Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1699-1733) was the leading exponent of Palladianism in Ireland along with Richard Cassels. In 1726 Pearce became the MP for Ratoath after a disputed election. His father, General Edward...

06 June 2009

O’Toole, Shane

Studied at University College Dublin, graduating 1979. Worked with Lynch O’Toole Walsh Architects (1979-86) and then as Project Manager at the Energy Research Group, University College Dublin (1986-91). Director of Group ’91 Architects....

06 June 2009

O’Neill, Cathal

Studied at University College Dublin and for a Master’s degree under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology, graduating 1959. Worked with Mies van der Rohe until returning to...

06 June 2009

O’Laoire, Sean (b.1946)

Studied architecture at University College Dublin, graduating in 1970, and for a Master’s degree in Urban Design at the University of California in Los Angeles. Worked in Italy, Britain and America before returning...

06 June 2009

Mulvany, John Skipton (1813-1870)

John Skipton Mulvany (1813-1870) was the son of Thomas J. Mulvany – a friend and biographer of James Gandon. For an architectural education, he was articled to William Deane Butler and was later...

06 June 2009

Meagher, John (b.1947)

John Meagher studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology School of Architecture (1966-71) and at Helsinki University of Technology School of Architecture (1971-2). Worked in Dublin, Germany and the USA before establishing de...

06 June 2009

McNamara, Shelley

Studied at University College Dublin, graduating 1974. Established Grafton Architects with Yvonne Farrell in 1977. A member of Group ’91 Architects, she has taught at University College Dublin since 1976 and has lectured...

06 June 2009

McMahon, Des

Studied Art and Arts and Crafts before entering architecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology, graduating 1969. Established Gilroy McMahon in 1971. Received first price in the Department of Education architectural competition for...