“Quality is a necessary constituent of good architecture. It has to do with the choice of materials, techniques and, through the manner in which things are juxtaposed and put together, the expression of the spirit of a work. Richness is not a factor; it is as possible, as easy, to achieve good quality with inexpensive means as to achieve it with an overabundance of riches. There is appropriate quality which is perhaps the same as a sense of propriety. To have this sense and the ability to practice it, with clarity, is the factor that particularly distinguishes the work.”     

Robin Walker FRIAI,  on the work of deBlacam and Meagher.

de Blacam and Meagher Architects have been selected for over 40 major Nationals and International Awards and Commendations over the last 35 years.  These include:

RIAI Gold Medal 2004, 1997

RIAI Silver Medal for Housing 2002,1999

RIAI Triennial Silver Medal for Restoration and Conservation 1986, 1993, 2001

AAI Downes Medal 1993

Europa Nostra Award 2001, 1988

RIBA European Award 2007

Mies Van Der Rohe Award for European Architecture 1990, 1993

 

2009

Civic Trust Award – Cork Insitiute of Technology, Administration, Student Centre and Tourism and Catering Buildings

 

2007
RIBA European Award – Cork Institiute of Technology, Administration, Student Centre and Tourism and Catering Buildings
RIAI Award for Best Educational Building – Cork Institiute of Technology, Administration, Student Centre and Tourism and Catering Buildings
AAI Award – Cork Institute of Technology, Administration, Student Centre and Tourism and Catering Buildings
AAI Award – Belvedere Orphanage, Mullingar Road, Tyrellspass, Co Westmeath, selected for exhibition
RIAI Conservation and Heritage Award Finalist – Belvedere Orphanage, Mullingar Road, Tyrellspass, Co Westmeath

 

2006
BDA Brick Award Best International Project – Cork Institute of Technology, Administration, Student Centre and Tourism and Catering Buildings
Opus Architecture and Construction Award Highly Commended Heritage Category – Belvedere Orphanage, Mullingar Road, Tyrellspass, Co Westmeath
RIAI Regional Award – Martha’s Vineyard, Dalkey, Co Dublin

 

2004
RIAI Gold Medal – Cork Institute of Technology, Administration, Student Centre and Tourism and Catering Buildings
Plan Expo Opus Building Award Special Mention Housing – Portobello Wharf, Windsor Terrace, Dublin 8

 

2003
Plan Expo Opus Building Award Highly Commended Housing – 199A Strand Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4

 

2002
RIAI Silver Medal for Housing 2000-02 – Wooden Building, Upper Exchange Street, West End Temple Bar, Dublin 8
RIAI Regional Award – Maynooth Castle, Co Kildare
RIAI Regional Award – Mews Houses, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

 

2001
RIAI Regional Award1 Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2
AAI Award1 Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2
RIAI Regional Award – Wooden Building, Upper Exchange Street, West End Temple Bar, Dublin 8
AAI Award – Wooden Building, Upper Exchange Street, West End Temple Bar, Dublin 8
RIAI Regional Award35 Barrow Street, Dublin 4
Plan Expo Opus Building Award Winner 2001 Conservation and Restoration35 Barrow Street, Dublin 4
RIAI Silver Medals Conservation & Restoration 1999-2000-2001 Commendation for Conservation – Maynooth Castle, Co Kildare
Europa Nostra Diploma Award – Lyons Demesne, Co. Kildare

 

2000
RIAI Regional Award – 1 Castle Street, Dublin 8
Irish Joinery Award – Wooden Building, Upper Exchange Street, West End Temple Bar, Dublin 8

 

1999
RIAI Silver Medal for Housing 1997-99 – 1 Castle Street, Dublin 8
Irish Joinery Award – 1 Castle Street, Dublin 8

 

1998
RIAI Regional Award – Mews House, Heytesbury Lane, Dublin 4
AAI Award – Mews House, Heytesbury Lane, Dublin 4

 

1997
RIAI Gold Medal 1995-97 – Cork Institute of Technology Library and IT Buildings

 

1995
AAI Award – Cork Institute of Technology Library

 

1994
RIAI Regional Award – Blacks Pharmacy, Co. Monaghan
RIAI Annual Award – Sunday Times – Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin

 

1993
RIAI Triennial Silver Medal for Conservation – Dining Hall at Trinity College, Dublin
AAI Downes Medal for ArchitectureSamuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin
Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – nominated for selection

 

1992
Venice Biennale – The practice represented Ireland with the Chapel of Reconciliation at Knock, Co Mayo

 

1990
Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – nominated for selection 1988, selected and published project 1990
RIAI Regional Award – Chapel of Reconciliation at Knock, Co Mayo
AAI Award – Chapel of Reconciliation at Knock, Co Mayo

 

1989
AAI Award – Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

 

1988
AAI Award – Prototype Design for a Psyogeriatric Hospital

 

1987
AAI Award – Dining Hall and Atrium at Trinity College, Dublin
Europa Nostra Award Medal – Dining Hall and Atrium at Trinity College, Dublin
Annual Award for Architecture – Sunday Tribune

 

1986
RIAI Silver Medal for Conservation – Dining Hall and Atrium at Trinity College, Dublin