Shanks Leighton Kennedy Fitzgerald
1690 – Richhill Castle, Richhill, Co. Armagh
1976 – New Technical College, Portadown, Co. Armagh
Architect: Shanks Leighton Kennedy Fitzgerald
Constructed in the new planned town of Craigavon in the 1970s, this is a good example of the brutalist architecture of the period.
“Their relationship with each other and with the main building sustain an ascending spatial sequence of surprise and complexity. Architecturally, this is a study in concrete; columns, walls and beams bear the uniform stamp of the material, in a board-marked untreated finish, which gives a monolithic integrity to the design. The geometry of the forms is severe and vigorous; abrupt recessions, angled planes, blank walls and giant order colonnades enliven the composition.” (An Introduction to Modern Ulster Architecture, p.37).