The Bartlett School of Architecture


Níall McLaughlin – Bartlett International Lecture Series

20 March 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Building plans, Niall McLaughlin Architects

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The Bartlett School of Architecture
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Christopher Ingold Auditorium (via 22 Gordon Street)
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

Six Pockets of Time

Lecturer's abstract

Niall explores how architecture is, at heart, an embodiment of time. He presents different conceptions of time evident in six projects that he has conceived.


Niall McLaughlin is founder and director of Niall McLaughlin Architects, established in London in 1990. Significant projects from the practice include the Bandstand (Bexhill 2001), Pier Cafe (Deal 2006), Dirk Cove House (Cork 2004), ARC Building (Hull 2005), Goleen House (Cork 2008), Bishop Edward King Chapel (Oxford 2013), Olympic Athletes' Housing (London 2012), Peabody Housing (Whitechapel 2015), Somerville Student Residence (Oxford 2010), West Court Jesus College (Cambridge 2017) and The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre (Oxford 2017). 

Currently, Niall is Professor of Architectural Practice at The Bartlett School of Architecture. He was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2012-2013, and was appointed Lord Norman Foster Visiting Professor of Architecture at Yale from 2014-2015. 

Niall won Young British Architect of the Year in 1998. He was named as one of the BBC's Rising Stars in 2001 and his work represented Britain in a US exhibition Gritty Brits at the Carnegie Mellon Museum. Niall was made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry in 2015, represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale Architettura in 2016 and exhibited at the Venice Biennale Architettura 2018.

Image: Building plans from a selection of projects, Niall McLaughlin Architects.

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Supported by Fletcher Priest Architects   


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