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Professor Patrick J. Quinn
Biographical Note
A graduate of University College, Dublin and the University of Pennsylvania where he studied under Louis I. Kahn, Patrick Quinn has combined practice, teaching and research for most of his professional life. At Berkeley’s College of Environmental he taught both Architecture and Landscape Architecture and practised in San Francisco where he and his partner Francis Oda, FAIA won a number of national and international awards for religious architecture including an AIA National Honor award.
As Dean of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he continued to teach and practice with commissioned works in Florida, New York, France and Italy. His works and writings were published internationally in seven languages and he has lectured at over fifty universities, museums and professional associations on four continents.
As Institute Professor Emeritus he has taught in India, New Zealand and Australia.

He recently chaired the New England AIA Awards Jury and is currently Associate Editor for the Cambridge World History of Religious architecture

In addition to FAIA, he is a Fellow the American Academy in Rome, the Fulbright Association and The Royal Society for Arts.. He is a former AIA chapter president and was president of ACSA in 1991-92. For fun he has lectured on James Joyce and swum in the FINA World Masters Championships.


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
M. Arch, 1959
architecture, urban design
1958 To 1959
Dissertation: Religious Architecture/ church design
Advisor: Prof. Louis I. Kahn

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
special graduate seminar/ religious communities
1966 To 1966

National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
B. Arch ( hons, 1st place), 1954
architecture, archaeology
1949 To 1954
Dissertation: National Olympic Center
Advisor: Prof. M. McDermott.

National College of Art
Dublin, Ireland
non-degree student, 1953
Drawing in various media
1947 To 1953
Dissertation: ----------------
Advisor: Prof Golden, Prof Keating, Prof O'Sullivan