Brian Ward B Sc Arch B Arch PhD


Doctor of Philosophy, (PhD.) University College Dublin 2015
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch., Hons. 2.1) University College Dublin1999
Bachelor of Architectural Science (B.Sc. Arch., Hons. 2.1) University College Dublin1995

Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies

  • Member of All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG) Steering Committee (2012-2016), Chairman (2016-present)
  • Member of the European Architectural Historians Network (EAHN)
  • Member of Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2007 - present
  • Lecturer, UCD School of Architecture, 2006-2007
  • Design Studio Tutor, UCD School of Architecture, 2002-2007
  • building material (Journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland), Member of editorial team (2004-2006), Editor (2005-2006), Member of advisory committee (2016-present)        

Practice Experience

  • O'Mahoney Pike Architects, Dublin, 2004-2005
  • De Paor Architects, Dublin, 1997-1998, 2002-2004
  • Dominic Stevens Architects, Leitrim, 2001
  • Abelow Connors Sherman Architects, New York,1999-2000

Projects and Publications

  • ‘The Lost City of Backside', Studio: Architecture and Urbanism, 10, Milan, 2016
  • ‘The Great Monumental Avenue of the City’, Architecture Ireland, 288, RIAI, Dublin, 2016
  • ‘Infrastructural Adhocism', Chap. in Infra Eireann: Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modern Ireland, 1914-2014’, Gary Boyd and John McLaughlin (eds.), Routledge, London, 2015
  • ‘Town Planning in Dublin 1911-1917’, Entry in Art and Architecture of Ireland, Vol. 4: Architecture 1600-2000, Rolf Loeber, Hugh Campbell, Livia Hurley, John Montague, Ellen Rowley, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014
  • ‘Homegenic Love in the City: CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, Chap. in Peripheries, Ruth Morrow and Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem (ed.), Routledge, London, 2013
  • ‘Poets, Tramps and a Town Planner, a Survey of Raymond Unwin’s On-site Persona’, Chap. in Writing the Modern City: Perspectives on Literature, Architecture and Modernity, Sarah Edwards and Jonathan Charley, Routledge, London, 2012
  • ‘”Through the City We Focus Civilization”, CR Ashbee’s New Dublin’, UCD Architecture Yearbook 2011, UCD, Dublin, 2011
  • The Lives of Spaces, Hugh Campbell, Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, Brian Ward and Nathalie Weadick (eds.), Catalogue of Ireland’s Participation in 11th Architectural Biennale, Venice, IAF and UCD, 2008
  • ‘Transport us to Eternity and Fill us with Bliss’, Chap. in The Lives of Spaces, IAF and UCD, Dublin, 
  • 2008
  • ‘eBay and Google in Dublin’ (with Hugh Campbell), Chap. in e-book, Global Cities/Local Sites, Douglas Tallack and Will Straw, University of Melbourne Press, Melbourne, 2007
  • ‘Landscape in the Work of John McGahern’, building material 13, AAI, Dublin, 2005
  • ‘Notes On Niemeyer’, building material 12, AAI, Dublin, 2004    


  • John Nolen Research Fund, 2012, 2014

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