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LIMERICK ARCHITECTS WIN UK BUILT ENVIRONMENT AWARD

A Co Limerick company is the first from Ireland to win an award at the UK Built Environment Awards. Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP) based in Grageen House, Cappanuke, Cappamore received their prize at a black-tie dinner in the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. A highly commended award was presented …

WINNERS OF LEEDS UNIVERSITY CONTEST

O’DONNELL & TUOMEY WINS LEEDS UNIVERSITY CONTEST O’Donnell & Tuomey has been selected to design a new student hub at the University of Leeds after a RIBA-run competition. The practice beat a strong line-up of finalists including Cullinan Studio, Reiach & Hall, Evans Vettori and Nicholas Hare Architects. …

GANDON MEDAL AWARD

YVONNE FARRELL AND SHELLEY MCNAMARA AWARDED RIAI GANDON MEDAL The RIAI has awarded the RIAI James Gandon Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture to Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, of Grafton Architects. The Gandon Medal is the highest personal award given to an architect in Ireland. Yvonne Farrell …

ARCHITECT JEAN NOUVEL SUES PARIS CONCERT HALL

The architect behind the Philharmonie de Paris is suing the body that manages it over fines issued against him when the building opened over-budget and behind schedule. According to an article in The Guardian, the cost of the concert hall rose from €173 million when the project was …

GRAND JURY FOR 2020 RIBA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE REVEALED

RIBA has announced the Grand Jury for the 2020 RIBA International Prize, the prestigious prize for architecture outside of the UK. 2020’s Grand Jury led by Odile Decq includes Es Devlin (Lay Juror), Jeanne Gang, Rossana Hu and Gustavo Utrabo. The biennial awards celebrate buildings that exemplify design …

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT TILESTYLE

TileStyle are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerry Butler as their new Managing Director. Gerry is a highly experienced international CEO with over 30 years of experience growing companies such as retailers Xtra-vision and Blockbusters internationally, as well as leading companies including Sony Pictures and a number …

CHARLES JENCKS DIES AGED 80

Charles Jencks, the architectural historian, landscape designer and cultural theorist has died at the age of 80. With his late wife, Maggie Keswick, he co-founded the Maggie’s cancer care charity that has commissioned a string of world-famous architects and won the Stirling Prize. The first Maggie’s Centre opened …