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Convention Centre Dublin Architect Kevin Roche to receive the George M. White Award

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DUBLIN – 30 April 2015 – The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) announced recently that architect Kevin Roche, FAIA, will receive the 2015 George M. White Award for Excellence in Public Architecture. Kevin will be presented with the award today at the 26th annual Accent on Architecture Gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Accent on Architecture Gala celebrates individuals and organisations whose professional accomplishments combine architecture with civic and community betterment.

Kevin Roche is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed international architects. Born in Dublin, he designed the iconic Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) in 2010 which was his first Irish project. He is the co-founder and design principal of the Hamden, Connecticut-based firm Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates (KRJDA). The firm was founded in 1966 and has completed over 200 projects in the United States and internationally. Among Kevin's many projects are the completion of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri and Washington Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C., and several museums, performing arts facilities, and theatres. He has received numerous honours and awards for his work, including the Pritzker Prize and the AIA Gold Medal.

AAF President and CEO Ronald M. Bogle, Hon. AIA, said of Roche’s selection, “Kevin’s contributions to the public are far-reaching, and his body of work demonstrates his commitment to using architecture to improve the quality of life for communities and cities across the country”.

The George M. White Award was established in 2012 and is named for the late George M. White, FAIA, who during his 25-year tenure as the 9th Architect of the Capitol oversaw key construction and restoration projects in and around Washington, D.C., including the construction of Library of Congress’ James Madison Memorial Building, the Hart Senate Office Building and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, and the restoration of the Old Supreme Court Chamber and the Old Senate Chamber.