• Friday , 15 November 2019

Niall McLaughlin Lecture: Creating Space for Community


The Limerick Diocesan Synod has invited architect Niall McLaughlin to Limerick on Wednesday 7 October to present two illustrated lectures ‘Creating Space for Community; Lessons for Life from Architecture.’ Both sessions are free and open to the public. 

Venue: O’Brien & Wogan Suite (Level 6), The Strand Hotel, Limerick.

Times: 7 October, 1.00pm-3.00pm, 6.00pm-7.30pm. 

Niall McLaughlin is a London based, Irish educated, architect who won Young British Architect of the Year in 1998. His designs have won many awards in the UK, Ireland and the US. Niall is a visiting professor of architecture at University College London and a member of the Architectural Review editorial board. He was chair of the RIBA Awards Group from 2007-2009. 

Niall McLaughlin’s Darbishire Place for the Peabody Trust Housing London has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize. The winner will be announced on Thursday 15 October. Niall, who moved to London after graduating from UCD in the mid-1980s, has been nominated for a Stirling prize before. In 2013 his Bishop Edward King Chapel, at a theological college near Oxford, was nominated. Niall presented his urban housing projects on Day 1 of the Annual RIAI Conference held in the RDS saying, ‘For low cost housing we need to find a simple architecture that supports urban life.’


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