Dublin School of Architecture students’ work on exhibition in NCAD


21 October 2013: The National College of Art and Design Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of third and fourth year DIT architectural technology students.

These students undertook a systematic analysis of 11 of Peter Rice’s best-known projects.

Peter Rice (1935–92) is widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late twentieth century. He combined contemporary tools of computer-analysis and mathematics with a sensibility for materials, natural light, and structure.

Peter Rice collaborated with many famous architectural practices on what have now become iconic works of architecture such as the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou, Lloyds of London and Kansai Airport.

The analytical project work by DIT students features as the main component in the public exhibition that will be on display until 31 October at the ‌ Gallery on Thomas Street.

The students’ work analyses eleven different buildings that Peter Rice worked on and includes models, A1 Posters and A3 booklets of analytical sketches and observations. The exhibition also contains analytical texts on Peter Rice’s work by fourth year architecture students.


The work at the exhibition is the result of a 3-week collaborative project entitled, Connection and Collaboration: Lessons from Peter Rice, between students in third and fourth year architectural technology that was led by DSA staff members Sima Rouholamin and Jim Roche.

There are two events in this Peter Rice retrospective taking place this Thursday (24 October):

‘Learning from Peter Rice: Under the Skin’
5pm- 8pm, Thursday 24th of October 2013. NCAD Gallery & Harry Clarke House Lecture Theatre, ‌.
Ceremonial opening of ‘Beneath the Skin’ exhibition will take place in NCAD gallery at 5pm followed by a viewing of a film on Peter Rice commissioned by Arup (Irl) will take place at 6pm in The Harry Clarke House Lecture Theatre, in NCAD.

‘Learning from Peter Rice’ Colloquium
6:30pm- 8pm, Thursday 24th of October 2013. The Harry Clarke House Lecture Theatre, NCAD, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8.
A colloquium, chaired by Prof Kevin Barry, editor of “Traces of Peter Rice” (Lilliput Press, 2012), which will explore the relevance of Rice’s legacy on education, and practice in Architecture, Engineering, and Design.

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