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Shane O'Toole by Conor McCafferty

Shane O’Toole


Architect, Historian, Editor, Curator
Country: Ireland

Bio

Shane O’Toole is active as an historian, author, editor, curator, broadcaster and campaigner for threatened buildings. He was a co-founder of DoCoMoMo International in Eindhoven in 1990. He has been President of the Architectural Association of Ireland and Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, and was Ireland’s Commissioner for the Venice Biennale in 2004 and 2006. He was a founder director of urban design collective Group 91 Architects and ran his own architectural practice during the 1990s.

His awards include the Grand Prix of the Krakow Architecture Biennale (1989), the Architectural Association of Ireland’s Downes Medal (1996), finalist in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award (1996), the UIA’s Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for town planning and territorial development (2002) and a Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s Triennial Gold Medal commendation (2003). A member of CICA (the International Committee of Architecture Critics), he was named International Building Press Architectural Critic and Writer of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010. His biography of Liam McCormick, ‘North by Northwest’, co-authored with Dr Paul Larmour, was commended in CICA’s triennial book awards at the UIA Congress in Tokyo, 2011.

:: Photo information and credits:
1 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © OPW / Office of The Taoiseach
2 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © Kate Brangan
3 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © Moreno Gentili
4 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © Peter Zoeller
5-7 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © Temple Bar Cultural Trust
6 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © Bill Hastings
8 > The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin, Shane O’Toole and Michael Kelly for Group 91 Architects
Photo courtesy © Matthew Thompson
9 > North by Northwest (book cover)
Profile photo © Conor McCafferty