Andrew Devane

Architect

1917 –

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Who is Andrew Devane?

Andrew Devane was an Irish architect born in Limerick. He studied architecture at University College Dublin and was awarded the Taliesin Fellowship and in 1946 he left Ireland for the United States to study under Frank Lloyd Wright. On his return to Ireland he joined his friend Paddy Robinson who was a partner of the established large architectural practice of Robinson + Keefe as a Partner, among whose best known works were Stephen Court and the Irish Life Centre in Dublin. Stephen Court was highly recommended in the European Architectural Heritage Year awards for its sympathy with its Georgian surroundings. Later on in life Devane spent much of his time devoted to charity work, especially for Mother Teresa's cause in Calcutta, India.

Many of his buildings exhibit the following distinctive features:

Low roof pitches often with copper standing seam roofs.

Concrete Towers often with sculptural profile at the top.

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Born
1917
Limerick
Education
  • University College Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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