• Tuesday , 19 November 2019

Ray Ryan Lecture at the RIAI: “homeandawaywithwords”

Photo courtesy of Renee Rosensteel  (Rosensteel.com)

Photo courtesy of Renee Rosensteel (Rosensteel.com)

The US-based Irish architectural critic and curator Raymund Ryan will receive an Honorary Membership from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland on 25 November 2013. On this occasion, he will give a lecture – homeandawaywithwords – exploring his enduring relationship with Irish architecture from his new adopted home in Pittsburgh, US.

The lecture on Monday 25 November at 6pm at the RIAI is a free event but booking is essential by contacting Clare Finglas. Places are only available to RIAI Members. Registered architects can avail of 1.5 Structured CPD Points for attendance.

Download Booking Form here.

About Raymund Ryan 

Raymund Ryan is Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh where his exhibitions have included Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground (2005), Gritty Brits: New London Architecture (2007), Laboratory of Architecture/Fernando Romero (2009) and White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes (2012).

He has been a key contributor to the RIAI’s journal, Architecture Ireland for over 15 years, where readers have enjoyed his insightful and eloquent reviews of Irish architecture – covering a vast body of work by Irish architects at home and abroad, and from the enigmatic Irish architects of the early 20th century to the rising stars of the 21st century. A former contributing editor to Blueprint (London), he is a frequent contributor to The Architectural Review (London), The Plan (Bologna) and The RIAI Annual Review, Irish Architecture (Vols 1-4).

He is the principal author of Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground and Gritty Brits: New London Architecture. His Cool Construction, The Architecture of Slow Beauty was published by Thames & Hudson in 2001. Building Tate Modern, co-authored with Rowan Moore, was published by Tate Publishing in 2000. Essays for catalogues and monographs in Ireland, Europe, the United States, Japan.

Raymund Ryan graduated from University College Dublin (B.Arch. 1981) and Yale University (M.Arch. 1987). He worked for Kevin Roche in Hamden, Connecticut and for Arthur Erickson in Los Angeles. He taught in the School of Architecture, University College Dublin, from 1993 to early 2003. He has served as a studio critic at universities across US Competition juries for the 8th Street Block of Downtown Pittsburgh (2006) and for cabins at Fallingwater (2009). Nominator or advisor for many publications, exhibitions and award programmes in the U.S. and Europe.

Ryan was Commissioner for the Irish participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale, in 2000, with Tom de Paor’s seminal N3 Pavilion and, in 2002, with Bucholz McEvoy’s Limerick County Hall project.




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