RA Architecture Prize Winner 2023: Shane de Blacam read more
SHANE DE BLACAM
Born Dublin 14th October 1945.
B.Arch. (NUI) 1968, M. Arch. (PENN) 1970, MRIAI 1972, RIBA 1976, FRIAI 1986, HLFRSAI 1994. Grade 1 Conservation Architect 2003.
Under graduate School of Architecture University College Dublin 1963-68 Post graduate School of Architecture University of Pennsylvania USA 1969-70.
Worked in London with Chamberlain, Powell and Bon, and Philadelphia with Louis I. Khan where Shane worked for two years on the Mellon Centre for British Art and British Studies Yale University New Haven Connecticut. 1972 returned to Ireland as first year master at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin. Commenced practice de Blacam and Meagher 1976. Shane worked in architectural partnership with John Meagher in Dublin for 45 years until John died, early 2021. They shared a friendship and close exchange of criticism and drawings and shared design responsibility for the work of de Blacam and Meagher, sometimes with others in the practice.
Gold Medal and five silver medals for architecture and conservation including the Gandon Medal of the Royal Institute of the Architect’s of Ireland, member of AOSDANA an institution to honour achievement in art of the Government of Ireland.
S E V E N B U I L D I N G S
T a o i s e a c h Prime Minister H o u s e Phoenix Park D u b l i n
International Competition OPW Prize Entry
P a r i s h C h u r c h Firhouse D u b l i n
Dioceses of Dublin Competition Prize Entry
T r i n i t y C o l l e g e D u b l i n Dining Hall R e s t o r a t i o n
Appointment Provost Fellows Scholars TCD
A p a r t m e n t B u i l d i n g near D u b l i n C a s t l e
Appointment Temple Bar Development Company
T o w n L i b r a r y Abbeyleix L a o i s
Appointment Laois County Council
L i b r a r y C o r k I n s t i t u t e o f T e c h n o l o g y
Appointment CIT with BBMOC
M u n s t e r T e c h n o l o g i c a l U n i v e r s i t y C o r k
3 Buildings Administration, Tourism & Hospitality, Student Centre Appointment CIT with BBMOC