Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of London and Birmingham, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 544. (1) In the competition for the new Presbyterian Church House and Assembly Hall in Belfast which was held in 1900, the assessor, THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW , awarded the first premium to Savage, while concluding that the conditions which limited the cost of the buildings to £30,000 were impossible to meet. The conditions had been drawn up by ROBERT YOUNG ROBERT YOUNG , architect to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, whom the building committee then appointed to design the buildings within the specified amount, to the general outrage of the profession.(2) Savage's premiated design was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1901.(3)


(1) According to this source, Savage was educated at 'Queen's College, Dublin'.
(2) C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 69-70.
(3) No. 1572; the design was reproduced in Building News80, 3 May 1901, 595(illus. in supplement).

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Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Winner of first prize in abortive competition (Assessor: Thomas Drew).
Refs: Design exh. RA, 1901, no. 1572; repr. in Building NewsBuilding News78, 14 Jan 1900, 840; 80, 3 May 1901, 595(illus. in supplement).