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JAMES J. SHIELDS, Director (B Arch Sc ,Dip Arch.)
MARIA VLAHOS, Director (Dip Hort., BA.)
TTT - Mission Statement: To promote the practice of Landscape Architecture as a growing cultural relevance within the industry of Architecture with appropriate recognition received for all works where the quality of these works is accepted, by the profession of Architecture, to be of a high standard.
JAMES J. SHIELDS, graduate of Dublin School of Architecture (DIT), is principal design director for TTT. Jimi has been invited to speak and teach at various professional institutes and universities including, the RIAI, the IAA, the AAI, UCD School of Architecture, UCD School of Landscape Architecture, Dublin School of Architecture (DIT), Queens University Belfast and UCC School of Architecture. Jimi has contributed writing to various publications.
MARIA VLAHOS, graduate of New York Botanic Gardens Professional School of Horticulture, is the plant specialist for TTT. Maria is the former Head Gardener of world renowned Mount Usher Gardens, (the only woman in it's 160 year history). Maria gave many talks while in the post. Maria hosts various site visits for UCD School of Landscape Architecture and Queens University Belfast.
"We're driven to create sanctuaries. It's about being in the absence of information. We're not selling anything; we have no interest in products. It's about character, innocence and the creation of space to feel; to be more aware, in silence. It's like music, but without the image of the musician. The work itself is the image. It thrives with trust; without trust there is nothing." Excerpt: Lecture, University College Cork, Ireland 2015.
See Works + Projects, (deepest gratitude to all)
Assistants (since 2004)
Mohamed Anis Kechkar
John Sisk & Sons
P. Elliott & Company
Peter O'Brien Landscapes
Invitations: Talks, Teaching + Writing
2018 Open House Dublin, "Inspiration", Invited Speaker
2018 Open House Dublin, Goethe-Institut, Courtyard Tour
2018 UCD Architecture, Guest Reviewer 2nd Years
2017 Book, "Sparking Modernity", Marconi exhibition by darc space
2017 Architecture at the Edge: Festival. Marconi Station tour
2016 Open House Dublin, Private Garden Tour, Mulvey Park
2016 House + Design, RIAI Magazine, Garden for Canyon
2015 UCC, Architecture, External Critic
2015 UCC Lecture Series, Landscape: Theory + Practice
2015 PechaKucha Dublin, IAF + Totally Dublin Event
2015 ASA (DIT), Lecture Series, "Of Lines Made Real..."
2014 Queens University Belfast, MArch, Visiting Tutor
2014 Open House Dublin, Goethe-Institut, Drawing exhibition
2014 UCC Lectures, Contemporary Landscape + The Work of TTT
2014 Queens University Belfast, Tour of Mount Usher Gardens
2014 AAI Lecture, Still-Moving: The Work of TTT
2014 Queens University Belfast, MArch, Visiting Tutor
2013 Describing Architecture, "Becoming", Exhibition Talk
2013 Irish Architectural Archive, Presentation of Book (below)
2013 Book, "A View from the Merrion Square Innovation Network”
2013 EU Presidency, Cultural Conference, Delegate
2012 UCC Architecture, "The Work of TTT"
2012 Merrion Square Cultural Development Steering Group
2012 RIAI Primary School Design Series 2012- Seminar 1
2011 DIT, Dublin School of Architecture, External Critic
2011 UCC Architecture, "The Work of TTT"
2011 Merrion Square Innovation Network
2010 DIT, Dublin School of Architecture, External Critic.
2010 Open House Dublin. Lineage Garden Tour
2010 UCD Architecture, external critic
2010 UCD Architecture, “The Bridges of Mount Usher Gardens”.
2009 AAI Site Visit, “Lineage Garden”.
2009 Open House Dublin. Lineage Garden Tour
2009 UCD Landscape Architecture, "Site Visit-Mount Joy Square"
2008 UCD Landscape Architecture, "Site Visit-Mount Usher"
2008 UCD Architecture; Thesis Design Tutor
2008 UCD Architecture; design workshop, “Routine & the Datum Pitch”
2007 UCD Architecture; Thesis design tutor.
2007 UCD Architecture; design workshop, “Routine & the Datum Pitch”.
2005 Building Material, Issue #13, “Landmarks: Beyond the Big Tree”.
2005 Book, "Space: Architecture for Art", “Architecture: Possessing Art”.
Press + Publications
Architects Journal (UK)
AAI New Irish Architecture - AAI Awards 2010 ISBN 978 0948037 764
Architecture Ireland 291 (55 Percy Place - see project file)
Architecture Ireland 293 (Marconi Station - see project file)
Architecture Ireland 294
Archdaily, Goethe-Institut Dublin
Archdaily Folding House
Build Magazine - Best Landscape Architecture Firm - Ireland
Design Of Landscape: Detail Elements (China) ISBN 978 7 5609 8386 8
Dezeen Magazine (Germany), Lineage Garden
Dezeen Magazine (Germany), Mardyke House
Describing Architecture 2013
Dublin Architecture, 150+ Buildings Since 1990 (Lineage Garden - unaccredited)
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017
EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 - Catalogue ISBN 978-84-941836-6-9
Greensource (The Magazine for Sustainable Design)
Harvard Design Magazine - issue 33 (USA)
House + Design, RIAI Magazine, Issue 01 - 2016
House + Design, RIAI Magazine, Issue 02 - 2017
House + Design, RIAI Magazine, Issue 03 - 2018
Irish Landscape Institute Bulletin
Irish Architecture Foundation
Irish Property Guides
Pivot Dublin, Dublin’s Bid for World Design Capital 2014
Poet Architecture (Portugal)
RIAI Annual Review 2010/2011 ISBN 978 0 9567493 0 7
RIAI Annual Review 2016/20117 ISBN 978 0 9567493 6 9
RIAI Awards - 2017
RTE 1_(Television) Capital D (Lineage Garden)
RTE 1_Evening News, Marconi Opening
Self Build - Winter 2010
Self Build - Summer 2016
Self Build - Autumn 2016
Sparking Modernity - The Marconi Station
Sunday Business Post
The Architecture Insight
The Book of Gardens
TV3_(Television) Morning Show
Unique Projects (Portugal)
Venice Biennale - Catalogue ISBN 978 88 317 0651
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fourteenyears: TTT extend deepest thanks to clients, colleagues, contractors, staff and friends who have supported the practice to date.
Photo: Mount Usher Gardens
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