About This Site

Archiseek is run by Paul Clerkin since 1996. I have a degree in Industrial Design from NCAD, although I have been working as a designer and web developer for many years. I also completed a MA in History of Art & Design at NCAD in 1996 on the subject of Busaras. I have also written a book on the derivation of the streetnames of Dublin – Dublin Street Names (Gill & Macmillan, 2000).

Timeline of website
1996 – Architecture Dublin
1997 – becomes Archeire.com
1999 – becomes Irish-architecture.com
2004 – becomes Archiseek.com

What is Archiseek?
Archiseek.com is aimed at both the general public and the architecture community. I want to encourage the average person to enter into the architectural debate, not to be afraid of architecture-speak and terminology. Your view is as valid as the head of any architecture body.

Archiseek has won many awards for its content and community, including two Golden Spiders (the Oscars of the Irish Internet world): one in 1997 for Best Non-Commercial site; and one in 2000 for Best Online Community / Special Interest. It has also been a runner up in 1998. In addition to the two Golden Spiders, Archiseek has been singled out by many newspapers and journals over the years including Architectural Review, AJ, The Irish Times, the BBC, the New York Times, The Guardian, and Yahoo.com as a Site of the Week. Archiseek.com is often quoted by newspapers and magazines on issues related to Irish architecture.

How can I support Archiseek
Running archiseek.com is a day-to-day affair. The site needs constant updating and maintenance. Hosting costs! And we have no external funding.

Spread the word, tell your friends, follow on twitter, retweet, become a fan on facebook. Every bit of exposure to your circle of contacts helps. And don’t assume that others know of the site, sometimes they don’t, and sometimes they’ve forgotten Archiseek exists. 1996 is a long time ago. Add a link from your website or blog – sometimes it’s that easy!

I always welcome submissions and/or corrections, particularly photographs of buildings not already featured on the site.

Or, if you have a new book published, send me a copy, there’s no budget for books!