Dr. Brian Ward

Lecturing in Architectural Design Studio and the History and Theory of Architecture

Dr. Brian Ward is a lecturer on the DT101 Bacehlor of Architecture (BArch) programme and the DT9100 Master of Architecture.  He lectures in history, theory & criticism, architectural design studio and research methods.  He also supervises research on Master of Architecture (MArch) programmes.

Having practiced as an architect for a number of years, he completed a PhD in University College Dublin. His research interests are the history of planning and architecture in twentieth century Ireland.  He is currently co-editing Out of the Ordinary: Irish Housing Design 1955-1980, to be published in 2019 by Routledge and co-curating (with Sarah Sheridan) an exhibition, Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss for the Irish Architecture Foundation.  He is the chair of the All-Ireland Architecture Research Group.
B.Sc. Arch. (Hons 2.1), University College Dublin

B.Arch. (Hons 2.1), University College Dublin

PhD University College Dublin
Member of “building material” editorial committee 2004 – 2005

Editor of “building material” 2005 – 2007

Chair of “building material” peer review committee 2016 – Present

Member of Steering Group of All Ireland Architecture Research Group 2010 – 2016

Chair of All Ireland Architecture Research Group 2016 – Present

Member of European Architectural History Network 2014 – Present

Member of Architectural Humanities Research Association 2006 – Present

Member of Docomomo 2012 – Present

Part-time studio instructor, University College Dublin 2002 – 2007 

Part-time tutor in Architectural History and Theory, University College Dublin 2005 – 2006 
 
Full-time Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory, University College Dublin 2006 – 2007

Full-time Lecturer in DIT 2007 – Present 
Abelow Connors Sherman Architects, New York 1999 – 2000 

Dominic Stevens Architects, Leitrim 2000 – 2001 

dePaor Architects, Dublin 1997 – 1998 & 2002 – 2004 

Architect in the practice of O’Mahoney Pike Architects, Dublin 2004 – 2005 
Publications: Chapters and Articles
 
'The Pope, the Park and the City: Dublin 1979' (with Gary Body), Chap. in Architecture, Festival and the City, Jemma Browne, Christian Frost, Ray Lucas (eds.) Routledge, 2018.

'Multi-storied spaces: Shaffrey Architects' Tenement Museum Dublin', Architecture Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, 2018.

‘The Lost City of Backside’ (with ScAle Architects), Studio: Architecture and Urbanism, 10, 2016.

‘The Great Monumental Avenue of the City’, Architecture Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, 2016.

‘Telecommunications: Infrastructural Adhocism’, Chap. in ‘Infra Eireann: Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland, 1916-2016’, Gary Boyd and John McLaughlin (ed.), Routledge, 2015.

‘Town Planning in Dublin 1911-1917’, Entry in Art and Architecture of Ireland, Vol. 4: Architecture 1600-2000, Rolf Loeber, Hugh Campbell, Livia Hurley, John Montague, Ellen Rowley, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014.

‘Homogenic Love in the City: CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Chap. in Peripheries, Ruth Morrow and Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem (ed.), Routledge, 2013.

‘Poets, Tramps and a Town Planner, a Survey of Raymond Unwin’s On-site Persona’ Chap. in Writing the Modern City: Perspectives on Literature, Architecture and Modernity’, Sarah Edwards and Jonathan Charley, (ed.), Routledge, 2012.
 
‘”Through the City We Focus Civilization”, CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, UCD Architecture Yearbook 2011, UCD, 2011.

The Lives of Spaces, Hugh Campbell, Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, Brian Ward and Nathalie Weadick,, Catalogue of Ireland’s Participation in 11th Architectural Biennale, Venice, IAF and UCD, 2008.

‘Transport us to Eternity and Fill us with Bliss’, Chap. in The Lives of Spaces, IAF and UCD, 2008.

‘eBay and Google in Dublin’ (with Hugh Campbell), Chap. in e-book, Global Cities/Local Sites, Will Straw and Douglas Tallack (eds.), University of Melbourne Press, 2007.

‘Landscape in the Work of John McGahern’, building material 13, Architectural Association of Ireland, 2005.

‘Notes On Niemeyer’, building material 12, Architectural Association of Ireland, 2004.
 

Conference papers
 
‘The Pope, the Park and the City: Dublin 1979’ (with Dr. Gary Boyd), Architecture, Festival and the City, Architectural Humanities Research Association, Birmingham, 2017.

‘Reusing the Georgian Town-house: Kaye Parry & Ross’ Town Plan for Dublin, 1914’, Reuse reconsidered, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2017.

‘Housing, Landscape and Concrete: Denis Anderson’s Castlepark’, Annual Conference, All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Waterford, 2017.

‘”The most architectural slums in Europe”: Patrick Abercrombie’s Dublin’, European Architectural History Network, Dublin, 2016.

‘”Very many minor improvements”: Kaye Parry & Ross’ Town Plan for Dublin, 1914, Annual Conference, All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Cork, 2015.

‘Infrastructural Adhocism’, Annual Conference, All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Dublin, 2014.

‘Raymond Unwin Tramping the Taskscape’, European Architectural History Network, Turin, 2014.

‘”With a certain generous sympathy”: Street Nomenclature and Statuary in CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Emerging Research, All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Belfast, 2014.

‘Planning Public Opinion in Dublin, The Correspondence of John Nolen and Lady Aberdeen’, Emerging Research, All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Limerick, 2013.

‘The Town Planner as “Static Teacher” Irish influences on CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Art Without Borders, Trinity College Dublin, 2012.

‘”The Crafts, like Agriculture, are Elemental”, CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Untitled, All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Dublin, 2012.

 ‘Homogenic Love in the City, CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Peripheries, Architectural Humanities Research Association, Belfast, 2011.

 ”The Crafts, like Agriculture, are Elemental”, CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Economy, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff, 2011.

-‘Men and Women and the Earth and All Upon it’, Architexture, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 2008.

 ‘Google Search: tracing the presence of the internet giant in the post-industrial city’ (with Dr. Hugh Campbell), Architecture in the Space of Flows, Newcastle University, Newcastle, 2007.

 ‘Temporary Refuge’, A conversation with artist, Aoife Desmond, Four Dialogue Series, Project, Dublin, 2007.

 ‘Pugin's Paradox and Garden Suburbs’, The Ideology of Making, Architectural Humanities Research Association, Oxford, 2006.

- ‘Gardening Everyday’, Rethinking the Everyday, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, 2006.
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