Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Edwin Squire was born on 23 June 1909 and became an articled pupil in the office of BECKETT & HARRINGTON BECKETT & HARRINGTON . During his apprenticeship he attended classes in the Dublin School of Art and studied with the International Correspondence Schools in London. By 1934 he was working in the office of ROBINSON & KEEFE. A ROBINSON & KEEFE. A t the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1944 he exhibited perspective sketches of a shrine to St Anthony and a proposed concert hall for the Hospitals Trust by Robinson & Keefe (nos. 276 and 285), another perspective sketch of Balrath Burry, Kells, Co. Meath by Donnelly & Martin (no. 287) and a design for a shop front.

After the Second World War Squire was in practice at 79 Merrion Square with Samuel James Hurd as Hurd & Squire. This partnership came to an end circa 1955, after which Squire may possibly have worked as a freelance draughtsman. There are high-quality presentation drawings by him of R.M. Butler & Co.'s new Coombe Hospital of c. 1957 in the Irish Architectural Archive (Acc. 88/118). This could also indicate that he was working in the office of R.M. Butler & Co.

RIAI: registered probationer, 1927; registered student, 1933; elected member, 1942.


All information in this entry is from Squire's application for registration as a student of the RIAI, 1929, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59 and from RIAI membership lists.