Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
de Blacam and Meagher was founded by Shane de Blacam and John Meagher in 1976. The practice is primarily concerned with the making of simple buildings and with the employment of beautiful materials: oak, white limestone, black fossil limestone, granite, slate, stainless steel, glass, naturally pigmented paints, gold leaf, wool, linen and silk to give quality, permanence and significance to the work. It possesses particular other expertise in restoration and conservation work, interior, furniture design, exhibition design, the design of new buildings.
The practice has established a pre-eminent position in architecture in Europe, it is enthusiastically dedicated to service of clients and to completion of buildings of major significance. The quality of the work has been recognised at home and abroad in many publications, exhibitions and numerous national and international awards.
This lecture is part of the AAI Irish Design 2015 Lecture Series: Contemporary Irish Architecture, a series of 6 lectures generously supported by Irish Design 2015. This lecture is kindly facilitated by the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin.