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RIAI Architect Vincent Coleman is the Winner of the IGS’s Original Conservation Drawing Award 2017

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017

The winners of the Irish Georgian Society’s 2017 Architectural Conservation Award and Original Drawings Award were announced by Michael Wall, Chairman of the Irish Georgian Foundation, at a well-attended ceremony presided over by Dr Edward McParland in the Irish Architectural Archive on Thursday 5 October.

One of the awards presented is for a non-CAD Original Conservation Drawing award for a building or structure of historical significance. RIAI Architect Vincent Coleman won the award with the drawing of the renowned Hiberno-Roman doorcase of the Cathedral Church of Clonfert, Co. Galway.

The awards were launched in 2009 and are open to Irish architects or architectural practices, building surveyors, contractors, engineers and other professionals involved in the conservation of historic buildings in Ireland. Their purpose is to encourage excellence in the area of conservation and to celebrate those conservation professionals and practitioners responsible for projects of merit. The awards are presented every two to three years.

Vincent Coleman also received this award in 2014 with his drawing of Boyle Mill Co. Roscommon. 

2017 Irish Georgian Society Conservation Awards: Original drawing award, for a pencil/watercolor drawing of the doorway of the Cathedral Church of st. Brendan Clonfert

Boyle Mill by Vincent Coleman

Vincent Coleman is a Grade II conservation architect in private practice as Coleman Architects in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

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