Emma Geoghegan

Programme Chair BArch 

Emma Geoghegan is a registered architect and lecturer on the DT101 Bachelor of Architecture and DT175 BSc Architectural Technology programmes.

Emma studied in London and Edinburgh graduating in 2002 with an MArch from University of Edinburgh. She completed her professional studies at the Architectural Association registering with the ARB and RIBA in 2004. After working for practices in London focussing on healthcare and educational projects she returned to Dublin in 2008 registering with the RIAI and establishing her own award winning practice, MEME Architecture. She is a member of the RIAI Public Affairs committee and has been a jury member for the Irish Architecture Awards on a number of occasions. 

In 2009 Emma completed an MSc in Urban Design at UCD investigating the edge conditions of small Irish towns and in 2011 was awarded an Irish Arts Council Architecture Bursary to continue this research. Other research interests include inclusive design, participatory design approaches and the life of buildings in use. 

Emma has been teaching at DIT since 2008 and during this time has also been a guest critic at schools of architecture in both Ireland and the UK. She teaches in architectural design studio, technical design studio, professional studies and co-ordinates the Architecture Collaboration and Society options module in fourth year. Emma also supervises postgraduate students on the MArch and MSc Energy Retrofit programmes.

Emma was Acting Assistant Head of School from April 2017 - July 2018 and is currently Programme Chair for DT101 Bachelor of Architecture (Hons). 

BA Arch (Hons) University of Greenwich

1998

MArch University of Edinburgh

2002

Architectural Association, Professional Practice Diploma

2004

MSc Urban Design, UCD

PgDip Teaching & Learning, DIT

2010

2016

Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

2008

Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects

2004

Registered with the Architect’s Registration Board, ARB

2004

Acting Assistant Head of School Architecture

Programme Chair DT101 Bachelor of Architecture

Assistant Lecturer - School of Architecture, DIT

2017-present

2017

2013 – 2017

Studio tutor - School of Architecture, DIT

2008 – 2013

Assistant Architect in private practice, London, Dublin & Sydney

1998 – 2000

Project Architect in private practice, Murphy Philipps, London

2002 – 2005

Senior Project Architect in private practice, NBAL, London

2005 – 2007

Partner in private practice, MEME Architecture,  Carlow

 

Other

Member RIAI Public Affairs Committee

Chairperson, Carlow Arts Festival

Curatorial Panel Member, ‘Site Works’, Carlow Arts Festival

Member of Nimble Spaces International Conference Co-Ordinating Committee

Curator, ‘Mobile Motel’ Carlow Arts Festival design / build project

2008 – 2017

 

 

2017

since 2016

2015

2015

2015

Masques of the City, Prospect (Journal of the RIAS)

 

LEAP Training Building Carlow, Architecture Ireland October 2010

2010

Emerging Practice, Architecture Ireland December 2013

2013

Emerging Practice, RIAI Review of Irish Architecture 2013

2013

Landscape and Territory, 2Ha February 2014

2014

Nimble Spaces Housing Research Project www.nimblespaces.org

Pedagogical Approaches to Universal Design in Architecture Schools, Conference Paper at CEUD Universal Design Conference

2013-2015

2015

 

Home_Place, Conference Paper at All Ireland Research Group Conference, UCD/NCAD

Carlow 800, Presentation at IAF Collaborative Design Seminar, IMMA

Landscapes of the Irish Urban Rural Fringe, Paper at All Ireland Research Group Conference, University of Limerick

2015

2013

2013

 

Townlands, Paper at AHRA Peripheries Conference

Territory and Place in the Irish Urban Rural Fringe, Paper at AHRA Conference, University of Canterbury

2011

2011

Joint Winner Urban Institute of America International Ideas Competition

2001

RIBA Regional Award for Scott Building, University of Plymouth (designed while with NBAL)

2008

RIAI Highly Commended Leap Training & Rehabilitation Building, Carlow

LAMA (Local Authority Management Award) LEAP 

2010

2011

Architecture Bursary Award, Irish Arts Council

2011

RIAI Highly Commended Best Emerging Practice, Irish Architecture Awards  

ICSH Winner Housing for Disability

  

2013

2017

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