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Irish architects

06 June 2009

Brennan, James M. (1912-1967)

Studied at University College Dublin, graduating 1938. Began to practise privately in 1937 and collaborated with Michael Scott on the Inchicore Chassis Factory. In the early 1950’s he was appointed Housing Architect with...

06 June 2009

Thomas Burgh (1670-1730)

The son of a Bishop, Thomas Burgh (1670-1730) joined the army like many from a landed background. His first recorded building is the enormous Royal Barracks now Collins Barracks begun in 1701. This...

06 June 2009

Bowden, John (d. 1822)

Served his apprenticeship with Richard Morrison after studying at the Dublin Society Schools, Bowden was architect to the Board of First Fruits of the Church of Ireland from 1813 to 1821. He designed...

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...