16th Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture – On Altering Architecture

The 16th Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture “On Altering Architecture” will be given by Fred Scott on Thursday 16th October 2014.

Fred Scott has taught design theory in third level institutions in the UK and US for more than fifty years.  Having taught at the Architectural Association from the mid 1960’s until 1981, he became course leader for Interior Architecture at Kingston University, London in 1984. He later taught at the School of Environmental Design at the Royal College of Art and is now visiting Professor in Interior Design there. More recently, he has been a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Greenwich and Visiting Professor of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. His book On Altering Architecture (Routledge 2008) develops a theory of design as it is practised in existing buildings and proposes that architecture can be understood as interventional design.

Scott’s book sets out to establish, for architects, the respectability of alteration of existing buildings, to challenge or replace the tendency of architects to prefer the blank sheet or cleared site. He has made alteration and conservation intellectually alluring for architects.

The lecture will be held at George’s Hall, Dublin Castle, 6.30 for 7.00 pm talk
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This is a free event. Suggested donation €10