MSA Friday Lecture Series, 25th January 2013
Jane Burnside is principal of Jane D Burnside Architects, Ireland, and is an award-winning specialist in contemporary rural house design. She currently advises at senior Government level regarding Rural Planning Policy in Northern Ireland.
After graduating from both Manchester and Bath Universities, she worked for architect Michael Graves in the USA, and Princeton architectural theorist, William La Riche. A former winner of the British Rome Prize in Architecture, her research into Giuseppe Terragni, Another Take on Terragni, was subsequently published in the Journal of Architectural Education, USA.
Having developed a thriving architectural practice in Northern Ireland over the past two decades, Jane Burnside still combines her practice work with her love of academia. She was the first female to be appointed lecturer at Queen's University Belfast. She was Visiting Professor at Henry van de Velde Institute, Belgium, and architectural critic at the of University of Waterloo at Rome, Syracuse University at Florence, University of Notre Dame at Rome, Temple University at Rome, Tulane University at Venice, Pratt Institute at Rome, University of Rome and Liverpool University. She continues to be a Practice Examiner with APEAS for the RIBA/ARB Part III.
Jane Burnside is also a published author. Her book Contemporary Design Secrets: The Art of Building a House in the Countryside, which is written for the public to empower them with the thinking behind architectural design, is published by Booklink and will be out in February, 2013.
At the Friday Lecture Jane will be discussing: the people, and their work, who have influenced her architecture, her recent projects in Ireland, and her forthcoming book on the art of building a house in the countryside.