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RKD Architects Celebrates 100 Years in Practice 1913 - 2013 with Exhibition at RIAI

Published: Monday, September 23, 2013

2013 marks 100 years of practice for RKD Architects. To celebrate this important milestone, the RIAI is hosting an exhibition of RKD’s work over the past century.  It will take place from 25th November until 20th December at the RIAI, No 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

This exhibition will trace RKD’s roots back to 1913 when Johnny Robinson & Cyril ("Dick") Keefe established the practice.  They had a reputation for embracing modernism and high quality design.  The exhibition will present the buildings designed by RKD over three generations and will show the evolution of the practice's design philosophy over this period and visitors will see how the work of RKD helped to shape the architectural landscape in Ireland. 

Three generations later that legacy is being maintained.  RKD has developed and adapted over the years but the original forward thinking vision and a reputation for innovation and service still stands today.

RKD focuses on bespoke design, “each site, each client and each building is always viewed as unique” says partner, David Browne, “it is important to us and to our clients that we deliver design excellence both in concept & in detail to produce buildings that meet our client's needs, incorporate sustainable modern technology and reflect these in their aesthetics."

Many of Dublin’s well-known buildings such as AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, the Carlton Cinema, Carrolls, Mespil Road, Guinness Storehouse, Independent Newspapers, Citywest, Trinity College Biosciences to name but few, have been designed by RKD.

Opening Hours: The exhibition will be at the RIAI Offices from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday until Friday 20th December. A booklet accompanying the exhibition is available to purchase from the RIAI Bookshop.

A series of lunchtime lectures will take place during the exhibition and will feature eminent speakers including Dr Ellen Rowley from Trinity College, Brian Ward from Dublin Institute of Technology and architect and lecturer at Limerick University, Peter Carroll.  Click here for further details about these lectures.



About RKD Architects

Founded in 1913 RKD Architects in one of Ireland’s leading architectural practices with 100 employees.  RKD works across sectors including industry, commercial, healthcare, laboratories, education, research, technology and office design.  Services include architecture, masterplanning, interior design and project management.  RKD Group is currently working on projects in Ireland, Europe, the Middle and far East and Africa.

For further information please contact: Holly Clark      +41 79 543 1185, communications consultant   hollyclark@bluewin.ch

Barra Heavey     +353 1 6681055, RKD Architects     bheavey@rkd.ie

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