Saturday, July 4, 2015

Swinford Community Design: Public Presentation by Travis Price and Students on Tuesday, July 7

All in the Swinford community are cordially invited to attend a presentation by Travis Price, Architect and students from the Catholic University of America School of Architecture & Planning who will present exciting new design proposals for Swinford.  The presentation and exhibit will be held at Swinford Cultural Centre on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30pm.

The programme for the semester-long graduate design studio included three aspects: the first is the redesign and improvement of Main Street; the second is the creation of a new emerging enterprise centre under the theme of “film, fish and food” - to support filmmaking, fishing tourism, and local food packaging; the third is a proposed new dance school.

Travis Price and four of his students, Geraldine Munnelly, Emily O'Loughlin, Brendan Roche, and Victoria Wallace, will present these design ideas for Swinford’s future growth, with an exhibit of the student design work on view in the Swinford Cultural Centre on Tuesday, July 7 at 7.30pm.

The design programme was developed alongside the Spirit of Place memorial,“Procession of the Souls” that Price and the students are currently building in Swinford. 

Joanne Grehan, Head of Enterprise & Investment at Mayo County Council said “we are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Travis Price and his students from Catholic University in Washington DC over the past months for the benefit of Swinford town and I am encouraging the people of Swinford and surrounding communities to join us on the evening of the 7th to hear first hand from Travis Price of what they envision for Swinford.”