Following the Central Bank Competition organised by Docomomo Ireland, UCD Architecture is hosting an evening of presentations and discussions in the Red Room, Monday 22nd April. The running order of presentations is listed below:
1. ‘Down to Earth’ - Practice – Amelie Conway, Dominic Lavelle, Brian Barber, Joe Swan;
2. ‘Hedge Fun’ – David Flynn;
3. ‘Central Park’ – Louise McGarrigle;
4. ‘Growing on the Horizon’ – Michael Hayes, Jonathan Janssens, Conor Maguire, Ste Murray;
5. ‘Irish Museum of Modern Art’ – O’Briain Beary Architects, Mark McCormick;
6. ‘Central Focus’ - Sarah McKendry, Kate Griffin, Ros Kavanagh, Andrea Doyle;
7. ‘Open City School’ - GKMP Architects - Grace Keeley, Conor Maguire, Jennifer O’Donnell, Michael Pike.
This talk is about co-incidences, and about design research. Specifically, it’s about a book project exploring Leslie Martin’s plan to demolish and rebuild London’s Whitehall in 1965; and about three recent design projects reworking buildings at Newcastle University, designed by Richard Sheppard-Robson and completed in the same year. The book offered ways to think about the 1960s buildings on Newcastle campus, and helped tell their story to an unsympathetic audience. And the design projects helped to puzzle through the values at work in the Whitehall plan.
Kevin Roche, one of UCD School of Architecture's most distinguished graduates (B.Arch 1945), received the University's highest honour, the Ulysses Medal on 28 November 2012 from UCD President Dr. Hugh Brady.
After receiving the award, Roche took part in a live interview with Shane O’Toole in front of invited guests and students.
Pictured from left to right are: UCD President, Dr. Hugh Brady; Kevin Roche; Professor of Architecture, UCD Hugh Campbell; and former Professor of Architecture UCD Cathal O'Neill