Jennifer Boyer

Assistant Head of School (Architecture)

Jennifer Boyer is a registered architect and Assistant Head of School at the Dublin School of Architecture, Technological University Dublin, Bolton Street. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2001 and sat her Professional Registration exams at University College Dublin in 2007. Upon moving to Dublin in 2002, she began teaching in the 5th year thesis Architectural Design Studio at DIT Bolton Street as a part time lecturer while working in private practice.  In 2007, she became an Associate Director with Murray O’Laoire Architects. She led the practice’s Central European office in Bratislava until 2010 when she took up a full time teaching position as an Assistant Lecturer in DIT Bolton Street. After completing her postgraduate diploma in third level learning and teaching in 2012, Jennifer began her MBA at the Michael Smurfit School of Business as an Aspire Scholar. Her final dissertation project focused on strategic development of large organizations using shared value business models. The final paper was presented at the International Vincentian Business Ethics conference in 2014. 

In 2015 Jennifer organised and curated a series of workshops for educators on BIM in Architectural Education which culminated in 2016 with the Symposium Future Education/Future Practice, Jennifer’s research interest are practice based and reside within the emerging business models of sustainable practice in architecture.

As Assistant Head of School she leads the architecture lecturing team in developing their suite of student centred professional and research programmes in Architecture. The Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) programme is a first choice for Irish and International undergraduate students. The success of the B Arch programme has lead the way for the Master of Architecture (M Arch) programme which was launched in January 2017. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA), University College Dublin: Michael Smurfit School of Business 2014

Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), Cornell University: 2001

Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching (Pg Dip), Dublin Institute of Technology: 2012
Member of The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) 

Member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Member of The Slovak Chamber of Architects (SAA): 2008-2011

Board Member of Irish Chamber of Commerce, Central Europe: 2008-2011

Irish Representative, Enterprise Ireland Innovation Task Force: Green Buildings Initiative, North America: 2008-2010
Assistant Head of School, Dublin School of Architecture, Technological University Dublin: 2018 to date
Assistant Head of School, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2014-18
Assistant Lecturer, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2002-2014
Guest Lecturer, College of Business and Law, Department of Management and Marketing, University College Cork: 2010-2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University Summer College Architecture Programme: 2001
Director, Murray O’Laoire Architects s.r.o., Slovakia: 2008-2010

Associate Director, Murray O’Laoire Architects, Dublin: 2007-2010

Senior Architect, Murray O’Laoire Architects, Dublin: 2004-2007

Assistant Architect, Donnelly Turpin Architects, Dublin: 2003-2004

(Acting) County Architect, Galway County Council, Department of Forward Planning, Galway: 2001-2003

Intern Architect, Stamberg Aferiat Architects, New York, New York: 1999-2000

Intern Architect, Butler, Rogers, Basket New York, New York: 1997-1998

Intern Architect, Becker & Becker Associates, New Canaan, Connecticut: 1994-1996
Building Material Issue no. 18, “Global Local: SoReal Modernism”

Building Material Issue no. 11, “All things Familiar”

Architectural Association of Ireland Awards Book 2007, St. Jude’s Residence

Smart Home Extensions - Links Books Barcelona, Spain, St. Jude’s Residence

The Sunday Times - U2 Competition, February 23 2003

The Sunday Times - St. Jude’s Residence, May 17 2009

The Irish Times - St. Jude’s Residence, April 19 2007

 ‘House’ RIAI Magazine, Ireland, Summer 2007, St. Jude’s Residence

Connection Magazine: Energy Issue Nov/Dec 2009, American Chamber of Commerce, Central Europe

Conference paper ‘Shared Value: Translating Employee Engagement into Customer Trust’, 21st International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference 2014
Opus Design and Construction Awards 2007 – Winner Best Building (< 1 million) - St. Jude’s Residence, Connemara, County Galway

Architecture Association of Ireland Awards 2006 - Special Mention - St. Jude’s Residence, Connemara, County Galway

RIAI Annual Design Awards 2007 - Special Mention - St. Jude’s Residence, Connemara, County Galway