Keynote Lecturers


Kathleen James-Chakraborty is professor of art history at University College Dublin.  An architectural historian, she has published extensively on modern architecture, including modern sacred architecture, in Germany and the United States.  Her books include Architecture since 1400 (Minnesota, 2014), Bauhaus Culture from Weimar to the Cold War (Minnesota, 2006), and German Architecture for a Mass Audience (Routledge, 2000).  She is currently chair of the board of the Irish Architecture Foundation.  In 2011-12 she held a Senior Fellowship from the Irish Research Council in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


 Amandus Sattler is a principal in the Munich firm of Allmann Sattler Wappner.  He has taught in Munich, Nancy, and Cologne.  His firm’s award-winning buildings include the Herz-Jesu-Church in Munich, built in 2000, which was awarded the Mies van der Rohe prize, the Samuel von Pufendorf Gymnasium in Flöha, for which they won the German Architecture Prize, the the Karl Horn Arena in Tübingen and the administration building for Südwestmetall in Reutlingen, both of which were awarded the Hugo Häring Prize.

 Niall McLaughlin is a graduate of University College Dublin.  He established his own practice in London in 1990, and won Young British Architect of the Year in 1998. Notable recent work includes the new Carmelite Chapel for the Discalced Friars in Clarendon Street, Dublin and the Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford. The latter was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2013, and has won multiple awards including the Special Award at the 2014 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony, the Building Project of the Year in the under £3 million category at the British Construction Industry Awards and the Gold Award at the 2014 Wood Awards.  The Bishop Edward King Chapel was among the winners of the UK Best Modern Churches competition which celebrates the best churches built within the last 50 years.

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