SHOW14 – end of year exhibition at the Dublin School of Architecture

06 June 2014:  The annual end-of-year exhibition at the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, was launched this year by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD.  Minister Quinn, an architect himself, viewed the extensive exhibition in the Linenhall campus building and formally declared open the new exhibition space in the beautifully refurbished entrance.  Speaking to a large crowd of students and their families, and colleagues from the School, the Minister praised the quality of presentation and the scope of the exhibition from each year and discipline.   The exhibition is open to the public until Wednesday 18 June, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5 pm


9 Scholarships awarded for excellence

Ms Orna Hanly, Head of the Dublin School of Architecture invited the Minister to present the inaugural Sir Richard Morrison Scholarships.  The Scholarships are awarded to one student in each year of the Architectural Technology programme (years 1 to 4) and to a student in each year of the Architecture programme (years 1 to 5).  Ms Hanly explained that Sir Richard Morrison was born in Cork in 1767 and was a pupil of James Gandon. “He was a founder-member in 1839 of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and its first vice-president. His most notable works, many carried out in association with his son, the architect William Vitruvius Morrison, include Killruddery House in Co. Wicklow and Ballyfin House in County Laois.  The scholarship was open to all students of Architecture and Architectural Technology and is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and engagement and motivation. Each scholarship is in the value of €3,000.“


The Scholarships were presented to Thomas Garvin, Jack Lambourne, David Reilly and Mark Doyle, years 1 – 4 respectively in Architectural Technology.  In Architecture, the Scholarships were presented to Panna Darazsi, Lindsay Roughneen, James Kelly, Cora Carbajo Melon and Miriam Corcoran, years 1 – 5 respectively.


Presentation of Jackie O’Keeffe Medal

Minister Quinn was also invited to present the Jackie O’Keeffe Medal to two students for ‘academic excellence in the Professional Practice Examination in Architecture’.  The late Jackie O’Keeffe had a long association with DIT, and was Head of the School of Architecture up to his retirement in 1992.  Introducing Cathy Prunty O’Keeffe, representing his family, Ms Hanly said “Anyone who knew Jackie would acknowledge the importance he placed on the professional, ethical and social responsibility of the profession of Architecture and so it is particularly appropriate that this medal is awarded in his name.”  The recipient of the medal for 2012 was Laura Brennan and for 2013 Anne Marie Fallon


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