Dominic Stevens

Lecturing in Architectural Design Studio and History Theory & Criticism

 
Dominic Stevens is an Assistant Lecturer in architecture in DIT. He is a registered architect and a member of the RIAI. He commenced in practice as ‘Dominic Stevens Architects’ in 1995 and founded JFOC Architects in 2017.
 
From 1995 – 2017 Dominic Stevens Architects won numerous Architectural Association of Ireland Awards and were named as the Irish Nomination for The Mies Van der Rohe European Architecture Prize. Their buildings were published worldwide in newspapers like The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Irish Times.
 
His work has been exhibited in Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, Botkryka Konsthall, Stockholm, The Swiss Foundation for Architecture, Mendrisio and the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
 
He is a member of ARENA, the European Architecture Research Network and in this capacity he is active in organizing conferences, membership of scientific committees and the publication of research.
 
Writing in "The Full Irish - New Architecture in Ireland" Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Dr Sarah Lappin said - Stevens works outside the mainstream of both Irish architecture and architectural culture in general. His thinking about his practice is careful, but simultaneously rational and unusual. This alternative take on both formal decisions and his practice of architecture results in ideas that may very well have some of the strongest resonance for a new, reconfigured Ireland.

Bachelor of Architecture, Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching.

1997- present   Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

2007-2008        Member of the Steering Committee for Government Policy on Architecture.

2015-present    Member of ARENA – European Architectural Research Network.

Books            Domestic, an approach to the design of domestic buildings, published by
                      Mermaid Turbulence.
                      RURAL, A study of the rural Irish Landscape, published by Mermaid
                      Turbulence.

Papers            What Becomes of Rural Ireland? Irish Review, published by Cork University
                       Press.
                       Neo Rural Architecture Building Material 13, Architectural Association of
                       Ireland.
                       Fieldwork , AlterRurality, Arena Publications. Versteegh, Meeres (eds)
                       The Informal: Irish Review 51, published by Cork University Press.

Editorships      Founding Editor - Building Material. Journal of the Architectural
                        Association of Ireland 1999-2000.

Positions          Lecturer, School of Architecture University College Dublin 1995-2003.
                        Assistant Lecturer in Architecture, Dublin School of Architecture, D.I.T
                        Bolton Street 2010 –present.
                        Visiting critic, Limerick University School of Architecture, University of
                        Ulster Architecture School, Queens University Belfast, Architecture School of
                        Wales, Cardiff, U.K.

Conferences     Key Note Speaker:  AlterRurality Conference, Western Switzerland
                        University of Applied Sciences, Fribourg, Switzerland. 2013.
                        Scientific Committee: Re-imagining Rurality. Conference and
                        exhibition, FABE, University of Westminster 2015.
                        Organiser: Fieldwork: AlterRurality 3. GMIT Letterfrack, Ireland, 2016.

1990-1995  Langhof and Leipe Stiegelmann Architects, Berlin, Germany.

1995           Established Dominic Stevens Architects in Dublin, Ireland.

2006           Assessor, Architectural Association of Ireland Awards for Architecture.

2013           Lead Artist LOCIS residency, Botkryka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

2017           Established JFOC Architects Ltd.

Projects and Publications

 
2001- Completed buildings published in numerous international architectural publications and books, ie Domus, A+U, A10, Dwell, Grand Designs.
2001- Completed buildings published in International press, ie NewYork Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Irish Times, Sunday Times.
 

Exhibitions (Architecture)

 
1998 New Irish Architecture 13, RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1999 New Irish Architecture14, Photographic Archive building, Ireland.
2002 New Irish Architecture 17, Office of Public works, Dublin Ireland.
2003 New Irish Architecture 18, Office of Public works, Dublin Ireland.
2004 New Irish Architecture 19, Office of Public works, Dublin Ireland.
2007 New Irish Architecture 22, Office of Public works, Dublin Ireland.
2007 Fluidcity - From Suburban to Super Rural,  Irish Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy
2008 Ecology, Technology, Mythology Crafts Council of Ireland, 2008 Domus Contemporanea GAM, Catania, Sicily, Italy.
2010 Shadowlands, Dublin City Council, Dublin.
2011 New Irish Architecture 26, Darc Space Gallery, Dublin.
2012 Exhibition of shortlisted entries for BSI Swiss Architecture Award, Swiss Foundation for Architecture, Mendrisio, Switzerland.
2016 New Irish Architecture 31, Coach House, Dublin Castle.
 

Exhibitions (Art) 

 
2004 Practicing Architecture RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2005 The Beauty of Rural Ireland installation. RHA annual exhibition.
2006 Building, Dwelling, Thinking: Installation. Eigse, Carlow.
2006 Life in Ireland. Installation. The Dock, Co. Leitrim.
2010 Drift: Irish Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Anne Tallentire.
2010 Contemplating the Void: Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA.
2010 Listening to Callan, Multi-media Tour Guide, as part of Commonage, Callan.
2013 The Everyday Experience Irish Museum of Modern Art, Curated by The Irish Architecture Foundation.
2013 What can be Described can also Take Place Botkryka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 Works by Nature and Man, Solo Show, Mermaid Gallery, Bray.

    

1998    Special Mention, for “Language” Design Offices Architectural Association of Ireland
            Annual Awards for Architecture.

1999    Award, for “Domestic Acupuncture”Architectural Association of Ireland Annual
            Awards for Architecture.

2002    Special Mention, for “Building the Home
            Architectural Association of Ireland Annual Awards for Architecture.

2003    Special Mention, for “Precast Lines”
            Architectural Association of Ireland Annual Awards for Architecture.

2004    Special Mention, for “Inbetween House”
            Architectural Association of Ireland Annual Awards for Architecture.

2005    Kevin Kieran Arts Council OPW Bursary for research of €50,000.

2005    Roscommon County Council Architect in Residence.

2007    Award for “Mimetic House”
            Architectural Association of Ireland Annual Awards for Architecture.

2008    “Mimetic House” named as Irish Nomination for The Mies Van der Rohe European
             Architecture Prize.

2010    Arts Council Bursary Award.

2011    Award for “25K House” Architectural Association of Ireland Annual Awards for
            Architecture.

2012    Shortlisted (25 worldwide architects under 50 yrs old) for BSI Swiss Architecture
            Award.

2013    Significant Contribution to the Arts Award. Leitrim County Council.

2016    Award for Doolin Coastguard, Architectural Association of Ireland Annual Awards
            for Architecture.

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