Níall McLaughlin will present some of his recent work and will speak about the relationship between education and practice. He will discuss the principle of lifelong learning as a way to create a reflective design discipline.
Níall McLaughlin was educated in Dublin and received his architectural qualifications from University College Dublin in 1984. He worked for Scott Tallon Walker in Dublin and London between 1984 and 1989. He established his own practice in London in 1990. Niall McLaughlin Architects make high quality modern buildings with a special emphasis on materials and detail. Níall won Young British Architect of the Year in 1998, he was one of the BBC Rising Stars in 2001 and his work represented Britain in a US exhibition Gritty Brits at the Carnegie Mellon Museum. His designs have won many awards in the UK, Ireland and the US, including RIAI Best Building in the Landscape and the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Award for the Best Building under £1million and was on the RIBA Stirling Shortlist 2013 and 2015. Níall is a visiting professor of architecture at University College London as well as a visiting professor at the University of California Los Angeles from 2012-2013 and appointed Lord Norman Foster Visiting Professor of Architecture, Yale for 2014-2015. He was chair of the RIBA Awards Group from 2007 to 2009.