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SEE AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECTURE AT THE RIAI

The RIAI is hosting an exhibition of the 2019 RIAI award winners as well as entries selected for Exhibition in the RIAI Architecture Centre, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The exhibition will remain open until Friday 20 September, which is also Culture Night Dublin. Opening times are Monday-Friday, …

DSA WELCOMES INCOMING STUDENTS

The Dublin School of Architecture has welcomed its incoming first year students for a two day formal orientation process. Orientation commences on the Bolton Street campus on Tuesday 10th September, followed by a second day of digital induction for each class group. The sessions on Tuesday 10th September …

HENEGHAN PENG IS WINNER IN AGA KHAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

The winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced and include a Palestinian museum, a bamboo preschool and a nature reserve built on an old rubbish dump. Heneghan Peng Architects designed the zigzagging Palestinian museum, which is one of four new builds to have …

QUAD ON TRACK FOR TU DUBLIN STUDENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2020

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh and Minister for Finance and Public Reform, Paschal Donohoe visited Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) recently for the topping-out ceremony of the Central Quad on the TU Dublin flagship campus at Grangegorman. From September 2020, there will be more than 10,000 …

UK GOVERNMENT RELAXES ARCHITECT VISA REQUIREMENTS

The UK government has announced that architects will be added to the official list of “shortage occupations” this autumn. The move will allow practices to hire non-EU architects without having to prove they searched the UK first. The news was welcomed by the RIBA but the institute said …

LOUGHREA RESIDENTS JOIN PROJECT TO ‘REIMAGINE’ THEIR TOWN

Loughrea has been announced as one of six towns participating in ‘Reimagine’, a community-led architecture and design programme organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation. The programme aims to bring together local communities, architects, designers and planners to develop projects to enhance their environments. The Loughrea project will see …

RIAI SETS OUT PRIORITIES FOR BUDGET 2020

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has called upon the Government to use Budget 2020 to address serious social issues including the on-going housing crisis, Ireland’s response to climate change and the emerging challenges of a growing and ageing population. In addition, the Institute has identified …

UK ARCHITECTS ‘MOST DISADVANTAGED’ BY NO-DEAL BREXIT

According to RIBA’s chief executive, Canadian architects will have better access to EU markets than their British counterparts after Brexit. Alan Vallance said British architects would be potentially the “most disadvantaged”. He was addressing MPs on the Exiting the EU Select Committee along with other business leaders last …

DSA IN BEIRUT

Lecturer Jim Roche and fourth year architecture student Georgia Ryan from the Dublin School of Architecture (DSA) participated in the fourth OIKONET international workshop at the Lebanese American University, Beirut, from 29th June to 6th July 2019. Thirty-five students from six schools of architecture from Lebanon, Turkey, Belgium, …