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Irish Architect James Hogan Wins Prestigious Annual AJ Writing Prize

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2015

James Hogan RIAI

The London-based Irish architect, James Hogan, has been announced as joint winner of the prestigious annual AJ Writing Prize.

The Award, which included RIBA Gold Medal Winner, Joseph Rykwert on the judging panel,  is a celebration of new architectural criticism and this year called for entries that explored architectural craft and the effect that carefully composed man-made spaces can have upon our senses. James' essay on Berthold Lubetkin's 1935 Penguin Pool at London Zoo, was described by the judges as "An erudite and rather cerebral discussion of Lubetkin and Tecton's penguin pool [at London zoo].... eloquently expressed with a touch of humour." The results were announced on the front cover of the Architects Journal and James' essay 'For The Birds' was given a full colour, four page spread in the publication.

James is originally from Waterford where his father, Bill Hogan, also works as an Architect. James moved to London from Ireland in 2012 shortly after completing his RIAI Professional Practice Exams. He now works for Stiff+Trevillion Architects in West London."

You can read James Hogan’s essay on his blog
And on the AJ Website (long-in may be required)

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