Death: Niall McCullough is dead, A founding director of award-winning practice

Tribute to the author and co-founder of the award-winning McCullough Mulvin Architects. The Dublin Civic Trust was one of those who paid tribute to the death of influential architect and writer Niall McCullough. The trust stated in a post on social media that Mr. McCullough is “one of the greatest thinkers of our time.” “A champion of urbanism and the author of the poem in our capital Dublin, Dublin: City History-Forever. Condolences to [his wife] Valerie’s family and colleagues.” Mr. McCullough is in his 60s and suffers from cancer.

He studied architecture at Dublin University College and founded McCullough Mulvin Architects in 1986 with his wife Valerie Mulvin. The practice has won numerous awards and is known for its work in the education field.It has designed several buildings on the campus of Trinity College Dublin, including the James Ussher Library, the Long Room Center and its ongoing work in the Plaza of the Printing House. Educational projects account for about 40% of its business.Earlier this year, the practice received the Reader Award from the German industry magazine Detail for its work at the Thapar University Learning Laboratory in Punjab, India.

The non-profit Irish Architecture Foundation described Mr. McCullough as a “champion, maverick and good friend”. IAF expresses its condolences to everyone in Valerie and McCullough Mulvin Architects. “Architect Emmet Scanlon, a former consultant to the Art Council, described Mr. McCullough as “outstanding presence and influence.””Through books and architecture, he enables us to better understand our spatial self, always leaning towards Irish architectural culture.”Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan described Mr. McCullough as “a talented architect and writer. Niall and his partner Valerie provided beautiful architecture for Dublin and helped us understand the city of Dublin. And its potential. He is a huge loss.”

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