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Irish Architecture Now was part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011, and was curated by Raymund Ryan, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation, funded by Culture Ireland and is also supported in the U.S. by Enterprise Ireland.
Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Shih Fu Peng of Heneghan Peng Architects and Niall McCullough of McCullough Mulvin Architects visited the East Coast of the U.S. in September where they spoke at The Cooper Union, New York, Harvard University Graduate School of Design and at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
In November, Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, Sheila O’Donnell of O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects and Tom dePaor of dePaor architects travelled to the West and Mid-West of the U.S. to participate in symposia at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the University of Berkeley and at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Two groups of Irish architects travelled to six prestigious U.S venues this Autumn, where they participated in symposia, presenting key aspects of their work and engaging in discussion on critical issues facing Irish Architecture Now.