Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Shiela Tindal appears to have been a relative or protegĂ©e of RALPH HENRY BYRNE  RALPH HENRY BYRNE at whose house, 9 Ailesbury Road, she was living when she became a member of the AAI in 1928, and where she apparently continued to live until 1945. Margaret Elizabeth Tindal (b.1909), who was elected a member of the AAI the following year, became a probationer of the RIAI in 1931(1) and studied architecture at University College, Dublin, also lived at this address until 1931. Sheila Tindal studied architecture at University College, Dublin, and sat the intermediate examination of the RIBA. She then worked in the office of W.H. BYRNE & SON  BYRNE & SON for a year before studying at the Architectural Association school in London, where she gained a diploma. She was elected an associate of the RIBA in 1938. Her subsequent career is not recorded; it was possibly pursued, if at all, out of Ireland or under a married name.

AAI: elected member 1928; in Dramatic Society; ceased membership, 1946.
RIBA: elected associate, 9 May 1938, having been proposed by R.M. BUTLER BUTLER , R. Furneaux Jordan and JOHN J. ROBINSON JOHN J. ROBINSON , 1938.(2)

Address: 9 Ailesbury Road, Dublin, 1928-1945.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the brief biography in IB 80, 11 Jun 1938, 486, which is accompanied by a portrait photograph, and lists of AAI members in AAI Green Books.

(1) See her application to sit the intermediate exam of the RIAI, 1931, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59.
(2) RIBAJ 45 (1937-38), 566,722.