Professor Patrick J. Quinn
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.