Irish Film Screening – Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect will be January’s film as a part of the CIFF@Home with NYU DC series for Solas Nua.


Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect is a 2017 documentary by director, Mark Noonan.

Pre-recorded Q&A will stream live on Wednesday, January 26 • 6 PM ET / 11 PM IST

Registration will give you limited access to an on-demand film link to view any time between now and Jan 26.

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche is an enigma.  He reached the top of his profession, but had little interest in celebrity and eschews the label “Starchitect”.  Despite a lifetime of acclaimed work that includes 40 years designing new galleries for The Met in New York, he had no intention of ever retiring.  He graduated from UCD in 1945, and after more than 60 years in the USA, his first Irish project, the Convention Centre Dublin, opened in 2010.  Roche’s architectural philosophy focused on creating “a community for a modern society” and he has been credited with creating green buildings before they became part of the public consciousness.

Film discussion with director Mark Noonan, in conversation with Solas Nua board member Kate Meenan-Waugh.

This free event is being co-hosted by NYU DC, and the screening will be facilitated via Zoom Webinar. Live auto-transcript captioning will be available on this Zoom webinar. The post-film discussion portion of this event has been pre-recorded.