Róisín Heneghan

January 25, 2018
7:00 p.m.

heneghan peng | The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine, 2017. Credit: Iwan Baan.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Róisín Heneghan of heneghan peng architects will present her firm’s work in a public lecture.

heneghan peng architects rose to international prominence in 2003, when its design for the Grand Egyptian Museum was selected from over 1,500 competition entries. Scheduled to open in 2018, the museum will feature a translucent stone facade and dramatic views of the nearby Giza Pyramids.

The firm has since completed a number of designs won through competitions, including:

  • The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
  • University of Greenwich Library and Academic Building, London, UK
  • Giant’s Causeway Visitors Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Founded in New York in 1999, heneghan peng relocated to Dublin, Ireland in 2001. Its work spans a variety of scales and typologies, from urban master plans and major cultural facilities to offices and bridges.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Stephen Rustow, a principal of museoplan and professor at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. It is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.