Shane de Blacam and Special Viewing of the U.S. Embassy at 50 Exhibition
This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and hear Shane De Blacam including the opportunity to view the US Embassy at 50 Exhibition. It will be held in the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square on January 14th from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm.Please RSVP by the 9th January to events@irishusalumni.com.

Looking forward to seeing you at the first of our events in the New Year 2015.

Shane De Blacam
Shane de Blacam was born in Dublin in 1945 and educated at University College
Dublin and University of Pennsylvania. He worked in London with Chamberlain, Powell and Bon and Louis I. Khan in Philadelphia. In 1972 he returned to Ireland to teach at University College Dublin and commenced practice with John Meagher in 1976. He still teaches at UCD and is an external examiner for the Architectural Association London.His projects include Maynooth Castle which received the RIAI Special Award for Conservation and Restoration, 2002; RIAI Triennial Silver Medal for Conservation, The Library for School of Art in Galway and The Warehouse which won the RIAI Regional Award 2001.

In 2005 he received the Silver Medal Housing for the Wooden Building, Temple Bar Dublin. Shane represented Ireland at the Venice Biennial in 1990, and was a runner up at the New Headquarters, Department of Arts Heritage and The Islands at Phoenix Park in 2000.
Shane has been a member of the Local Appointments Commission since 1978 by appointment of the Irish Government and has been a Council member and Architectural Advisor since 1975 to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.  Shane is also a member of Aosdána