Dr. James McQuillan

Curriculum vitae

James McQuillan is an architect and theoretician who spent a considerable time in practice spanning 1969 to 1982, which also saw periods in academia, acquiring an MA under Prof. Joseph Rykwert at the University of Essex, and spending a research year in Rome. In that period he was involved in conservation and leisure architecture as well as teaching at his old school of architecture in Dublin, and practising on his own account after 1978.

In 1982 he returned to academia full-time, first by teaching in Arabia for four years and travelling in Europe.

He completed his doctoral thesis on Guarini in 1991 at Cambridge under Dr. Dalibor Vesely, and has conducted an international career of teaching and research in architecture and the humanities until the present.

He was B.Arch. Course Leader at the University of Botswana, in Gaborone between 2004 and 2007 and is now engaged in editing his doctorate for publication.


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