Liam O’Connor is a registered architect in the United Kingdom and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, in both the USA and Rome. Mr. O’ Connor was also Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Environment on Architecture and Urban design from 1995 to 1997.
Liam O’Connor set up his own practice, called Liam O’Connor Architects and Planning Consultants, in 1989. The firm recently completed a number of projects: two residential and commercial buildings in Brussels, Belgium; a house in Belgravia, London; a new winery in Epesses, Switzerland and a terrace of six houses in the historic centre of Bath, England.
Liam O’Connor co-organised the Vision of Europe Exhibition in Bologna, Italy, in 1992. He has led a number of Urban Design summer school projects in Italy for the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture. His work has been extensively exhibited and published. Liam O’Connor is included in the 2002 edition of Who’s Who in Architecture.
In 1999 Liam O’Connor won the Invited International Competition for the design of Memorial Gates near Buckingham Palace in London. The Gates have subsequently won Stone Federation of Great Britain and the Worshipful Company of Masons awards. Liam O’Connor won, in 2004, the international open competition for the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, England.
In 1992 he was accorded the Special European Mention ‘Phillipe Rotthier’ for the Reconstruction of the City for three buildings as part of a new urban block development in the centre of Brussels. In 1992 Mr. O’Connor also received the First Prize, Warsaw City Core, for his masterplan on the redevelopment of the area around the Academy of Sciences in central Warsaw.