Part 3 of the SIMMSposium is a talk by Fingal County Manager David O'Connor. David's presentation gives an interesting insight into the legacy left by Simms on the provision and design of public buildings.
As part of Open House Dublin 2011, the Irish Architecture Foundation presented the SIMMSposium, a discussion of the life, work and legacy of Herbert G. Simms, Dublin City Housing Architect from 1932 - 1948. Simms left an indelible mark on Dublin city, creating over 17,000 housing units, and was a key figure in the clearing of Dublin's slums and tenements. He died tragically in 1948, and up until Open House Dublin 2011 not so much as a photograph of him had been unearthed.
With thanks to speakers Ellen Rowley, Eddie Conroy and David O'Connor, chair Gerry Cahill and Dublin City Council.