The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Premier Awards Exhibition 2012 will be on view in NUI Galway’s new Engineering Building, winner of the 2012 Best Sustainable Project and the RIAI Public Choice Award. The 2012 Exhibition, which runs until 26 October, is a major component of the RIAI’s efforts to illustrate and inform members of the public of the impact of good architecture on their lives.
With over 120 entries for this year’s award, the 14 different categories include housing, conservation, sustainability, accessibility, retail, leisure, public choice and culture. Founded in 1839, the RIAI is the regulatory and support body for architects and architectural technologists in Ireland. The organisation promotes the activities and achievements of the Irish architectural profession – both in Ireland and abroad – through a wide variety of initiatives including the prestigious Irish Architecture Awards and through publications.
Professor Gerry Lyons, Dean of the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway, sayd: “Having received two awards from this year’s competition we are delighted to host such a diverse and highly regarded exhibition. The show, which is open to the public, features 120 entries across the design spectrum. Their collective display in the area of sustainability ties in perfectly with the ethos of the Engineering Building.”
The exhibition is opened Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.