Carole Pollard FRIAI

Architect in private practice

I am Carole Pollard. I studied architecture at DIT Bolton Street and graduated in 1988. I also completed a Masters in History of Design and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design in 2007.  

Since graduation I have worked in Dublin, initially for a short period with Henry J. Lyons and then with Douglas Wallace Designers during which time I became a member of the RIAI. I set up my own practice, Carole Pollard Architects in 1992, winning a RIAI Regional Award in 1998.

In 1993 I co-founded the RIAI Small Practice Forum and this led to ongoing involvement with the RIAI.  I was RIAI Honorary Treasurer 1996-97 and held a seat on Council in 2000, 2001 and again in 2015.  I was RIAI President 2016-2017. From 2004 to 2014 I was Convenor of the RIAI Professional Practice Examination and currently I am a case study advisor at DIT Professional Diploma in Architectural Practice.  I am also a thesis development advisor at School of Architecture DIT.  In recent years my practice has focussed on architectural research, writing and lecturing. 

Publications include Knowing Liam in North by Northwest, the life and work of Liam McCormick, Gandon Editions (2008), Liam McCormick Seven Donegal Churches, Gandon Editions (2011), Changing the Mould - the work of sculptor Nell Pollen, Irish Arts Review (2012), More Than Concrete Blocks, vol.1, ed. Ellen Rowley, Four Courts Press (2016) and Liam McCormick and Imogen Stuart – A Lifelong Affair in Modern Religious Architecture in Germany, Ireland and Beyond:influence, process and afterlife since 1945, eds. Lisa Godson and Kathleen James Chakraborty, Bloomsbury Academic (2018). 

Carole Pollard