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The Irish Georgian Society invites applications for its Architectural Conservation Awards 2019 for conservation projects and also for its Original Drawings Awards for non-CAD drawings of an historic building or structure. The awards are open to Irish architects or architectural practices, building surveyors, contractors, engineers and other professionals involved in the conservation of historic buildings in Ireland.

Applications relating to historic buildings of all types, including vernacular, are welcome. Previously shortlisted projects include churches, civic structures, courtyards and houses both urban and rural. The Irish Georgian Society Architectural Conservation Awards are to encourage excellence in the area of conservation and to celebrate those conservation professionals and practitioners responsible for projects of merit.

There are two categories of Awards:

Category 1

Award for a Conservation Project by architects in Ireland or Irish architectural firms, building surveyors and other professionals involved in the conservation of historic buildings in Ireland. The term ‘Conservation’ is interpreted as per the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland definition to include works of preservation, restoration, adaptation and maintenance of buildings and sites.

Category 2

Award for an original architectural (non CAD) drawing relating to an historic building / structure, in Ireland.


Dr Edward McParland: Fellow emeritus of Trinity College Dublin where he has lectured in the Department of the History of Art since 1973. Publications include James Gandon, Vitruvius Hibernicus in 1985, and Public architecture in Ireland, 1680-1760 in 2001. With Nicholas Robinson he founded the Irish Architectural Archive

Livia Hurley DipArch, B ArchSc, Mlitt: Architect and architectural historian; editor, Art & Architecture of Ireland 1600-2000 Project

Frank McCloskey BSc(Hon) MSc(Arch) MRSUA, MRIBA: former Director, Royal Society of Ulster Architects

David Griffin MRIAI (hon): Archive Director Irish Architectural Archive; author and architectural historian

Frank McDonald MRIAI (hon), MRIBA (hon): Former Environment Editor of The Irish Times; author