Carole Pollard

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Programme Chair, Professional Diploma in Architectural Practice

Dr Carole Pollard is a registered architect and architectural historian and is Programme Chair for the Professional Diploma in Architectural Practice at TU Dublin and a Design Studio tutor. She is Fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and RIAI Past President 2016/17.

Carole’s practice comprises conservation consultancy (specialising in twentieth-century architecture), writing and teaching. She recently completed a PhD at the School of Architecture in UCD where her thesis topic was ‘Andrew Devane (1917-2000) and the Modern Irish Office Block 1963-1979’. She previously completed a Masters degree at NCAD, and her thesis on the work of architect Liam McCormick (1916-1997) resulted the publication of Liam McCormick, Seven Donegal Churches (Gandon Editions, 2011).

Carole recently chaired the RIAI Conservation Accreditation Taskforce which developed new RIAI Conservation Standards and a new accreditation system for architects in conservation practice. She was on the editorial board for RIAI Annual Review Vol 9 (2022), was chair of the RIAI Awards Jury 2018, and is a regular contributor to the RIAI journal Architecture Ireland. Carole joined the Dublin City Council 20th-Century Architecture in Dublin City’ research team in 2014 and her work was published in More Than Concrete Blocks. Dublin City’s C20th Buildings and their Stories; Volume I, 1900 – 1940 (Four Courts Press, DCC + UCD, 2016) and Volume II, 1940 – 1972 (Four Courts Press, DCC + UCD, 2019). She is co-editor with Ellen Rowley for Volume III of the edition which covers the years 1973-1999 and is due for publication in autumn 2023.

In addition to teaching at SABE, Carole regularly speaks to a variety of audiences on Irish C20th century architecture and has led walking tours for the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), Dublin City Heritage Week and the MacGill Summer School. Recent publications include ‘Letters from America: Andrew Devane corresponds with Frank Lloyd Wright 1945-1956’ in Building Material 23¸ (Architectural Association of Ireland, 2020), ‘Housing indigenous industry: Bord na Móna settlements in the 1950s’ in Out of the Ordinary – Irish Housing Design 1950-1980, (Routledge, 2020), and ‘A Lifelong Affair – Liam McCormick and Imogen Stuart’ in Modern Religious Architecture in Germany, Ireland and Beyond, (Bloomsbury, 2019).

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