Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Dublin, active from the 1930s until the 1960s. Ternan, who may have been a son of Dr William George Ternan, of Dublin, studied engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating BA and BAI in 1922.(1) He was on the staff of the Office of Public Works when he was elected a member of the RIBA in 1931.(2) By 1937 he had joined the staff of the Dublin Corporation Housing Architect, HERBERT GEORGE SIMMS HERBERT GEORGE SIMMS , as a building surveyor.(3) He continued to work for the Corporation until at least 1965, by which time he had moved from housing to the town planning section.

RIBA: elected licentiate 'under the provisions of Bye-law 3(d)', 2 March 1931.(4)

Addresses: Work: 79 Thomas Street, Dublin, 1957; 17-18 Christchurch Place, Dublin, 1964-65.
Home: 256 Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, 1931.(5)



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from RIBA Kalendar for 1957-58, 1964-65 and 1965-66.

(1) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(2) See note 4, below.
(3) Thom's Directory of Dublin(1940), 313.
(4) RIBAJ 38 (1930-31), 235, 341.
(5) See note 4, above.

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Date: 1943
Nature: Reconditioning of Georgian houses to provide 2 and 3 room workers' flats. For Dublin Corporation.
Refs: Architectural Design (July, 1947), 190-191(illus.)