Speaker Presentations 2013

Conference 2013 : Architecture Matters

Day One

Joe Crockett, Kilkenny County & City Manager

Design Reviews
Joe has been driving change in the thinking of how we plan our towns and cities. Joe led the recent Design review of the Diageo Site in Kilkenny – which provided an innovative way of examining the potential of the site and achieved buy in at political and public levels for the outputs.


Ted Cullinan

Ted Cullinan is recognised as one of the leading architects in the area of sustainability – delivering projects of social and national importance. Ted gave an overview of the practices work and their approach to sustainability and conservation.


David Saxby, 00:/

Adapting to the Changing Environment
David’s practice provides an innovative view of how architecture offices can lead change while delivering for their clients.


Justin Kilcullen, Executive Director Trócaire

Building a Future in Guatemala
Reconstructing a Community – In 2012, an earthquake of a 7.2 magnitude struck the country’s pacific coast affecting an estimated 3.4 million people. Trócaire is working with local communities and municipalities to respond to the disaster and are planning a project that will will directly benefit 2,735 people at a cost of €35.50 per person.


Orla Murphy MRIAI

Town: Origins, Morphology & Future
Architecture matters to everyone, so its worth thinking about, and getting everyone talking about it, because it affects each one of us every day.


Aisling Cleary

Travelling Scholarship


Tom Creed MRIAI

Build Regulations Application
Fast, Easy access, Current, Mobile, Peace of Mind App.


Sean Harrington MRIAI & Peter Carroll MRIAI

Granby Park
Granby Park is an urban “pop-up” park in a currently vacant site in Dublin’s north inner city. It is made from up-cycled, recycled, donated and found material. Samuel Bishop, from the organisers Upstart, talked about the why and how, and architects Peter Carroll and Seán Harrington describe their respective practice’s involvement in the project.


Roger Curtis, Historic Scotland

Thermal Upgrades on Traditional Properties in Scotland
Insight into research and implementation of sustainable solutions to some of the properties of Historic Scotland.


Day Two

David Browne, FRIAI

100 Years in Practice
RKD celebrate their centenary in 2013, David showed how they have adapted and changed over a century and gave a short presentation on historic, iconic and highly regarded buildings by RKD.


Dermot Clohessy, Executive Director IDA

The Built Environment & Foreign Direct Investment
Insights into the importance of the built environment to winning foreign direct investment & the opportunities FDI presents for the construction sector.


Marian Finnegan, Chief Economist Director, Sherry FitzGerald

The future of the Irish Residential Market after the Crash
Marian discusses the demand, supply and analysis of the regional housing market in Ireland.


Sara Van Rompaey

EU Research and Standards for Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings
Sara gave a European perspective on emerging research on the challenges between protecting and using our existing architectural resources and making it more sustainable for the future. European standard legislation is changing and will influence practice in Ireland.


Kathryn Meghen, Assitant Director RIAI

Making Architecture Relevant
A wide range of programmes and initiatives have been developed by the RIAI to widen the market for architectural services, Kathryn will report on these developments.


Orla Fitz.Gerald MRIAI

Orla gave an update on the BC(A)R, on the work to date and outstanding issues. Audio File.


David Power MRIAI

European Union (Construction Products) Regulations 2013
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