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“SHOW RESPECT TO WOMEN IN YOUR WORKFORCE” SAYS JEANNE GANG

Change isn’t happening fast enough for women in architecture says Jeanne Gang, who suggests that all firms should be set a target to close their gender pay gap. Speaking to Dezeen at the end of 2018, the Studio Gang founder said that more needs to be done to …

SHEILA O’DONNELL WINS WOMAN ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2019 AWARD

Sheila O’Donnell of O’Donnell + Tuomey has been named Woman Architect of the Year 2019, with DnA founder Xu Tiantian winning the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. The two architects have been recognised during the 2019 Women in Architecture Awards, an annual celebration held by the Architects’ …

ARATA ISOZAKI NAMED 2019 PRITZKER PRIZE LAUREATE

Arata Isozaki has been named the 2019 laureate of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Isozaki, who has been practicing architecture since the 1960s, has long been considered an architectural visionary for his transnational and fearlessly futurist approach to design. With well over 100 built works to his name, …

THE NEW YORK TIMES’S GLOWING TRIBUTE TO KEVIN ROCHE, IRISH STARCHITECT

Kevin Roche, the Dublin-born architect who died on Friday, at the age of 96, was a designer of modernist buildings, at once bold and refined, that gave striking new identities to corporations, museums and institutions around the world. He was one of the rare architects who was admired …

MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY TO OPEN €14M SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Maynooth University (MU) is celebrating a tradition in teacher training that goes back more than 90 years, with the opening of a new €14m school of education. From a modest six students on the higher diploma in education at Maynooth in 1926 , an average of 600 teachers …

2019 ROYAL GOLD MEDAL FOR ARCHITECTURE

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw was awarded the 2019 Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture, at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) this evening (14 February 2019). Presented by the RIBA in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is …

BALBRIGGAN MAIN STREET AND HARBOUR SET FOR MASSIVE TRANSFORMATION

Balbriggan’s Main Street and Harbour area look set for a massive transformation following a public survey taken by over 4,000 local people. Over 25% of the local population aged over 11 took part in the Our Balbriggan survey to prioritise a list of suggested improvements for a €20m-plus …

NEW PLAZA PROPOSED FOR NORTH SIDE OF HA’PENNY BRIDGE

A new pedestrian plaza for Dublin is to be created on the north side of the city, beside the Ha’penny Bridge on Liffey Street, following the refusal by An Bord Pleanála of the College Green plaza. Dublin City Council plans to pedestrianise Lower Liffey Street, which will block …

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN POISED FOR 21ST-CENTURY MAKEOVER

 For hundreds of years, Trinity College Dublin has appeared to many Dubliners as an imposing, high-walled institution they dared not enter. “I’ve spoken to people who’ve lived and worked in the capital their whole lives,” says Prof Veronica Campbell, Trinity’s bursar. “Often, their first time in Trinity may …

NEXT GENERATION FIRE PROTECTION NOW BEING WIDELY USED IN IRELAND

Sika offers highly effective fire protection systems to satisfy increasing safety requirements. They give people more time to exit a building in the event of a fire. At the same time, they minimalize the damage and reduce refurbishment costs. Urbanization, sustainability, prosperity and demographic development pose increasingly high …