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“Traces of Peter Rice” – A presentation by Sophie Le Bourva

On Wednesday, 30th October 2013, Sophie Le Bourva, Associate Director of Arup, London, and former colleague of Peter Rice shall give a presentation entitled “Traces of Peter Rice”, to coincide with the exhibition taking place in Farmleigh Gallery from 10 October – 23 December 2013.

Sophie Le Bourva worked in Peter’s team at Arup from her graduation until his untimely death in 1992.  In this lecture she will outline how Peter’s innovative approach to interdisciplinary design of projects inspired people and how his legacy is still doing so today.

The lecture will be preceded by a short film on some highlights of Peter’s background and achievements.

The event has been publicized on the Engineers Ireland website and is available via the following link.

A flyer is available to download and publicize the event: Traces-of-Peter-Rice-flyer.

Date: Wednesday 30th October

Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Traces of Peter Rice Exhibition, Farmleigh, Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Save the Date! The RoI Regional Group of the IStructE are organising a social event to view the exhibition being held at Farmleigh on Wednesday 23rd October 2013.  Further details to follow.peter-rice

“Traces of Peter Rice” is a collection of essays celebrating the life of the late Peter Rice, 20 years after his death, edited by Kevin Barry (Emeritus Professor, NUIG) and published by Lilliput Press.

An exhibition based on the book and celebrating the life and career of Peter Rice will be held in the Farmleigh Gallery between 10 October – 23 December 2013. The book was launched in Ireland by Ruairi Quinn, TD, Minister for Education and Skills, on the 21st February 2013. It is also a companion to a series of three major commemorative colloquia and exhibitions, two of which in Paris and Dublin are contributions marking Ireland’s Presidency of the EU. The Paris and Dublin exhibitions are curated by Prof. Kevin Barry, and are run my the Office of Public Works in conjunction with Arup.

The exhibition will include a series of workshops and projects on structural design, and interaction with primary, secondary, and third level students, details of which will be issued in the coming weeks.

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Time: 18.30

Venue: Farmleigh Gallery