Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin, active from the 1930s until the 1970s. Arthur Seymour Rice was born on 17 October 1909, and was apprenticed to FREDERICK GEORGE HICKS  FREDERICK GEORGE HICKS in 1926. During his apprenticeship he was also a student of the School of Architecture in University College, Dublin. After a period as an assistant to Hicks, he moved on to the office of JAMES HENRY WEBB JAMES HENRY WEBB . In 1936, when he was still very young, he designed Stansted, Mount Merrion, a house for himself in the International Modern style. After the Second World War he was on the staff of the Office of Public Works.

AAI: elected member, 1927; no longer on list of members after 1937.
RIAI: elected student, 1932; elected member, 1935; no longer on list of members after 1974.

Addresses: Ingleside, 36 Orwell Park, 1927-1935; Stansted, Greenfield Road, Mount Merrion Park, Blackrock, from 1936.



All information in this entry is from Rice's applications to sit the preliminary and intermediate exams of the RIAI, 1928 & 1930, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59. in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59, and from RIAI and AAI lists of members.

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Date: 1936
Nature: International Modern style house, for himself. Contractor: Kenny & Co.
Refs: Irish Architect 67 (Jun-Aug 1988), 14(illus.);  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 45,46(illus.).