James Hoban - Designer and Builder of the White House

 

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April 29th 2021

The White House Historical Association has recently published an edited collection of eight essays entitled  James Hoban: Designer and Builder of the White House featuring essays by distinguished architects and graduates of the MUBC (Masters of Urban and Building Conservation) programme at UCD - Merlo Kelly, a Design Fellow in UCD, Brian O'Connell and Professor Finola O'Kane.

Connecting Hoban, architect of arguably the world's most famous house, with his home landscapes of Kilkenny and Dublin and his eventual projects and practice across the early USA, it was launched in Washington DC on St. Patrick's Day, 2021. President Biden was presented with a copy of the book in the White House in advance of the launch. Merlo Kelly recorded podcasts for the White House Historical Association, following presentation of research at their 2018 symposium in Washington DC.