JASON O'SHAUGHNESSY- BIOGRAPHY

Jason is the founder of architecture 53seven and principal for all projects. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with Distinction in 1999 and from the Queens University of Belfast, graduating with First Class Honours in 1996. He has been a regular guest critic at several Schools of Architecture in Ireland and the U.K, holds an Assistant Lecturer position at Cork Centre of Architectural Education, has taught at the University of Edinburgh and is a regular contributor to Irish Architecture Publications.

His practice was nominated for the prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009; was Awarded a Special Commendation as part of the inaugural World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Barcelona in 2008, whilst was part of a select longlist for BD Young Architect of the Year in 2008 & 2009. He has exhibited at the "Defining Space" International Symposium on Architecture in 2007 and honoured in 2008, by being asked to present a Showcase Lecture at the European Architecture Students Assembly (EASA).

The focus of his work has been on the delivery of inventive architecture, with particular interest in developing new forms of occupation that reflect the complexities of modern life. He has completed several Award Winning projects ranging from public buildings, private hospitals and medical, interior works, along with private houses and Villa's in Ireland and Montenegro.