Conor McGowan

Lecturing in structural engineering for architecture 

Conor McGowan is an architect and engineer based in Dublin, Ireland.

He studied Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), graduating with honors, before studying architecture at the same university, graduating with first class honors. He then studied architecture to masters level at the Accademia Di Architettura di Mendrisio, where he was a scholarship student, graduating cum laude under Professor Valerio Olgiati. He has since completed a postgraduate diploma in building conservation at Trinity College Dublin, and is currently completing a masters in Structural Engineering at UCD, where his thesis research is on the topic of stress concentrations in ultra high performance concrete.

Conor has recently established a multi disciplinary practice called immer, and previously worked as both architect and engineering consultant, mainly on the servicing and repair of historic buildings in Ireland. Before that, he co-founded zero-degree machine with Donal Lally in Dublin (2015), and worked for a year at both Grafton Architects (2011, 2013-14) and O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects (2010-11) , where he was associated with projects then in development in the UK and France. 

Before joining TU Dublin, Conor taught architectural design studio in 2nd, 3rd and 5th year at UCD, where he was a design fellow. 

Masters in Structural Engineering, University College Dublin

Masters in Architecture - Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Laude) 2013

Bachelor in Architecture - University College Dublin (Hons, First Class) 2011

Higher Diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation - Trinity College Dublin, 2018

Bachelor in Engineering - University College Dublin (Hons) 2006

MRIAI - Registered Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (2015)

MIEI - Member of Engineers Ireland (2015)

AAI - Secretary of the Architectural Association of Ireland, 2010-11

Architectural Design Tutor, UCD, 2014-18

Design Fellow, UCD, 2018-19

Part time lecturer, DIT, 2015-16

Co-Founder, immer, 2019

Self employed architect and engineering consultant, 2015-17

Co-Founder, zero-degree machine, 2015

Architect at Grafton Architects 2011, 2013-14

Assistant Architect at O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects, 2010-11