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Reimagine Clinics for Local Authority Staff

08.03.2021
Reimagine Clinics for Local Authority Staff

***New Clinics Added!***

Would you like to get advice and feedback from some of Ireland’s leading placemaking, architectural and public space experts?

The Irish Architecture Foundation is running a series of clinics, as an easy-access service for Local Authority and Public Service staff who are developing concepts and ideas for outdoor public space around Ireland.

Each clinic will be 30 minutes long and delivered by members of our Professional Panel. Formed in 2020, the Reimagine Professional Panel is a multi-disciplinary group of architectural, placemaking, spatial, and design professionals. We work closely with this group to run our projects, talks and to develop resources.

Clinics are available with a number of advisors, including Orla Murphy, Emma Geoghegan and Ailish Drake.

Booking is now open, here. 

About the Advisors

Based in Limerick, Ailish Drake’s practice focuses on adaptive re-use of existing buildings, conservation, and landscape design and sees meaningful community engagement as integral to the design process. She won a silver medal at Bloom in 2014 for her medieval garden sponsored by Limerick City of Culture. She is a guest lecturer in the School of Architecture in UL and at UCD School of Architecture and regularly contributes to the discourse around architecture, public realm and place-making and the importance of people first design in both print and broadcast media

Emma Geoghegan is an architect, urban designer and educator engaged in the design of beautiful, purposeful and resilient places for people. Since 2007 her practice has focused on the design and delivery of residential, social care and educational buildings for people with a broad range of abilities and needs. Since 2017 Emma has continued to work in collaborative private practice and consultancy work in the areas of social inclusion and accessibility alongside her role as Chair of the Bachelor of Architecture programme at TU Dublin.

Orla Murphy is an architect, lecturer in UCD School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy and co-director (with Philip Crowe) of UCD Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT). In 2018, Orla along with five colleagues co-curated Free Market, the Irish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, with an exhibition that explored the past, present and future of public space in Irish towns. Orla co-presents the RTÉ documentary series Building Ireland, now in its third series. She lives in Westport Co. Mayo and continues to advocate for towns as thriving people-centred urban places.

The Reimagine programme is an initiative of the Irish Architecture Foundation and a national provider of toolkits and masterclasses in placemaking. Reimagine is made possible by the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Reimagine is further supported by IAF core funders the Arts Council and the OPW

    Emma Geoghegan
    Emma Geoghegan
    Architect, Urban Designer & Educator

    Emma Geoghegan is an architect, urban designer and educator engaged in the design of beautiful, purposeful and resilient places for people. Since 2007 her practice has focused on the design and delivery of residential, social care and educational buildings for people with a broad range of abilities and needs. In parallel, her research and teaching practice has been driven by a commitment to the social purpose of architecture and inclusive design principles and embedding this in architectural education.

    From 2007-2017 Emma was a partner in MEME Architecture a collaborative design practice working on projects in the UK and Ireland. Since 2017 Emma has continued to work in collaborative private practice and consultancy work in the areas of social inclusion and accessibility alongside her role as Chair of the Bachelor of Architecture programme at TU Dublin. She was Chairperson of Carlow Arts Festival from 2016-2020 and is a board member of Arts and Disability Ireland.

    Orla Murphy
    Orla Murphy
    Architect & Lecturer

    https://people.ucd.ie/o.murphy

    Orla Murphy is an architect, lecturer in UCD School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy and co-director (with Philip Crowe) of UCD Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT). Orla’s practice and research is focused on rural Irish towns, their cultural identity and morphology, and the relationship between people and place. As a former recipient of the Arts Council’s Kevin Kieran Award, Orla published her research on towns in TOWN: Origins, Morphology and Future in 2012.

    In 2018, Orla along with five colleagues co-curated Free Market, the Irish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, with an exhibition that explored the past, present and future of public space in Irish towns. The exhibition toured to four towns: Castleblayney, Macroom, Mountmellick and Killmallock in 2019. Orla co-presents the RTÉ documentary series Building Ireland, now in its third series. She lives in Westport Co. Mayo and continues to advocate for towns as thriving people-centred urban places

    Alan Mee
    Alan Mee
    Urban Designer, Architect & Researcher

    info@mee.ie
    www.meee.ie

    Alan Mee is a built environment consultant, researcher, urban designer and architect working in urbanism, architecture, and education. He has published and spoken widely on spatial aspects of dramatic change in the Irish designed environment, and is a part-time Senior Lecturer in urban design at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, at University College Dublin. In 2017 he completed a PhD entitled: ‘Exploring, evaluating and visualising spatial complexity of urban sites’.

    Ailish Drake
    Ailish Drake
    Architect

    Ailish Drake, Architect, founded Drake Hourigan Architects with Conor Hourigan in 2007. Based in Limerick, the practice focuses on adaptive re-use of existing buildings, conservation, and landscape design and see meaningful community engagement as integral to the design process. The practice won the RIAI Public Choice Award in 2019 for An Ríocht, a special needs extension to a national school.
    Ailish holds a Masters in History of Art and Architecture (18th Century Designed Landscapes) from University of Limerick and an RHS Certificate in Horticulture. She won a silver medal at Bloom in 2014 for her medieval garden sponsored by Limerick City of Culture.
    Ailish is Chair of the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society which curates an annual lecture series, promotes the protection of Georgian Limerick and supports the restoration of Georgian railings with a grant scheme.
    As the national spokesperson for the Irish Pedestrian Network, Ailish initiated a national response to Covid-19 by bringing together cycling and pedestrian advocates in seeking more space in towns and cities for people, which in Limerick became the #WeNeedSpace campaign.
    Ailish was selected for the jury panel for the RIAI Awards 2020 and the Arts Council Architecture Grant Award 2020. She attends as a guest lecturer in the School of Architecture in UL and at UCD School of Architecture and regularly contributes to the discourse around architecture, public realm and place-making and the importance of people first design in both print and broadcast media.

    www.drakehourigan.com
    twitter.com/AilishDrake

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