Laurence Lord

Architect, AP+E

Laurence Lord is an architect, curator and lecturer.

Laurence graduated DIT with a first class honours in 2006 winning the OPUS award for best thesis. Laurence also studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and at UCD. Upon graduation he worked for FKL architects in Dublin for two years before working in London for S333 Architecture and Urbanism on a number of large scale projects in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Laurence co-founded AP+E with Jeffrey Bolhuis in 2013. AP+E is a design and research studio based in The Netherlands and Ireland with an agenda to strengthen the relevance of architecture as a social enterprise and create spaces that stimulate new forms of community and interaction. AP+E are working on education spaces with the National Museum of Ireland and residential projects in both the urban and rural context. The work of AP+E has been widely published and exhibited internationally. Laurence is also part of Free Market, a team of co-commissioners and curators behind the Irish National Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Laurence teaches in both UCD and CCAE and has been an invited critic to HLSU Lucern, TU Delft and DIT.