Research Profile

Jason O'Shaughnessy

Biography

I am the MArch Programme Director at CCAE (2009), the founder and Principal of Architecture 53seven (2000), and Co-Founder of DATUM [ Architectural Research Investigations] (2012). My research involves forming new and critical understandings of the 21st century City, and between architecture and wider urban environments.

I am currently undertaking a PhD (Architecture) at the University of Edinburgh, having previously graduated with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh (1999), and from the Queens University of Belfast with First Class Honours (1996). 

I have contributed to ongoing critical debate in architecture through presentations to various Architectural forum over the past 14 years which include; The Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series PhD Symposium (Edinburgh 2014), AHRA PhD Sympsoium (2014), ARENA Network Meeting (Brussels 2014), Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) (Estonia 2014), and Istanbul Design Week (IDW 2013 ) 2013, “New Pedagogies in Spatial Practice". Presentation to All Ireland Architecture Research Group 2013, "The City as Palimpsest" in Darc Space 2012, The All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG) in 2011, Frequencies Lecture Series (National Sculpture Factory Series) in Cork in 2011, The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment (2010), Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010, The University of Limerick (SOFA) in 2009, at the Institute Cervantes and AAI,. Fresh-air-kitecture Series in 2009 in conversation with Victoria Acebo (AceboXAlonso), the Showcase Lecture at the European Architecture Student Assembly (EASA) in 2008, , Defining Space International Symposium on Architecture in 2007, University College Dublin “Aparallel Evolution” in 2007,The Limerick Architecture Forum (RIAI). Limerick in 2004, and The University of Edinburgh in 2002.

Through my practice Architecture 53seven, I have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009 and received several other architectural awards, most notably a Special Commendation at the inaugural World Architecture Festival in Barcelona 2008, an AAI Special Award in 2008, several RIAI Regional Awards and Commendations- which include a finalist in the RIAI Silver Medal 2011, and has been a finalist for the BD Young Architect of the Year in 2008 & 2009. I have lectured extensively on research themes relating to my practices in architecture; presented a Showcase Lecture at the European Architecture Student Assembly (EASA) in 2008, was exhibited at the Defining Space International Symposium on Architecture in 2007 and been an invited guest critic to several Schools of Architecture which include; The Architectural Association (AA), The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, The University of Edinburgh, University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, and The University of Ulster.

My design research works have been widely published both nationally and internationally, and considers appropriate modes of investigation that develop new spatial and programmatic forms into the urban and human environment of the City. The work considers appropriate modes of investigation of the urban environment, that consider and develop new spatial and programmatic forms that reflect the complexities of contemporary life.
 

Research Interests

WORKING WITH THE CONTINGENT    [ imprévu]

Perhaps it is because architects are compelled to constantly mediate a sort of oscillating ‘milieux’ i.e theory, practice and environmental limits, that we see where new possibilities for knowledge acquisition emerging; whereby one must engage multi-modal intelligences in order to allow for the emergence of a coherent design provocation.

From this arises the inevitable question of ‘finding’ form, which I consider must do so in a non-linear way- often by re-exploring supposed ‘dead-ends’, and even by being mislead into things that seems initially unproductive. Any critically-based works must also be capable of dealing with the unforeseen and the unexpected; and in order to deal with such contingent conditions- the design project must be constructed through subtle acts of observation and speculation, whereby even the act of drawing (including models and text-making) has its own epistemological value. Understood in this way, the drawing itself has become a site of inquiry for us; which critically has an inherent speculative potential in the establishing of new formal, spatial and programmatic possibilities. In doing so, it allows the work to develop through a series of permutative and combinational interests; tethering bodily, spatial, and atmospheric conditions and the architectural project itself.

Such practices expose a wide range of alternative measures in dealing with the study of contemporary city and its urban landscapes. My interest in this wider field of disciplinary exchange, is to move toward the making and writing of architecture, and instead to produce sites that continually operates in a dissensual way- which in turn indicates an interest in forming critical research inquiry The purpose of attempting to extend these referencing terms, is that I consider it important that ideas of scholarship and learning are constructed within a distinct cultural and epistemological environment.

Inherent in these explorations is the ambition to craftily intermingle the old and new, and to find ways to productively heighten the experiential and circumstantial- in ways that rely on being simultaneously protomodern and radically near future, and in order to expose new potentialities for architecture and the 21st century city.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Engaging with ArchitectureArts Council20-JUN-1427-JUN-14€20,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Roving Agencies in Architectural Reseach.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2016) Roving Agencies in Architectural Reseach. Ireland: ASeries. [Details]
(2015)Contingency.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2015) Contingency. New York: P.A Press. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2015)
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (Ed.). (2015) Berlin:Prague_DRIFT-CITY. Cork, Ireland: CCAE. [Details]
(2014)
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (Ed.). (2014) Tangier:The Intermediated City. Cork, Ireland: CCAE. [Details]
(2013)
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (Ed.). (2013) Rome: The Formless City. Cork, Ireland: CCAE Cork Centre for Architectural Education. [Details]
(2012)
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (Ed.). (2012) Istanbul: City as Palimpsest. Cork, Ireland: CCAE. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2016)'Jason O'Shaughnessy/Architecture 53seven'
Dr Andrew Tierney (2016) 'Jason O'Shaughnessy/Architecture 53seven' In: The Buildings of Ireland (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Ireland) Central Leinster Region. New Haven, Connecticut, USA: Yale University Press. [Details]
(2014)'Architecture 53seven'
Seán Antóin Ó Muirí (2014) 'Architecture 53seven' In: Seán Antóin Ó Muirí (eds). Irish Architecture, 200+ Buildings since 1990. Kinsale, Cork, Ireland: Gandon Press. [Details]
(2013)'Situating the Formless City'
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2013) 'Situating the Formless City' In: Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Mary Aird, Maeve Mansfield (eds). ROME: The Formless City. Cork, Ireland: CCAE Cork Centre for Architectural Education. [Details]
(2013)'Jason O'Shaughnessy'
Paul Clarke (2013) 'Jason O'Shaughnessy' In: The Secret Laboratory: Notebooks and Narratives. Kinsale, Cork, Ireland: Gandon Publications. [Details]
(2012)'Entry Points'
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2012) 'Entry Points' In: Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (eds). ISTANBUL: City as Palimpsest. Cork, Ireland: CCAE Cork School of Architecture. [Details]
(2011)'Egans Coffee Bar and Roof Terrace, Architecture 53seven'
BRAUN (2011) 'Egans Coffee Bar and Roof Terrace, Architecture 53seven' In: Jennifer Sandner, Rebecca Wigley (eds). cafe. Germany: Braun Publishing AG. [Details]
(2008)'Egans Juice Bar and Roof Terrace'
Nicola Dearey / John O'Regan (2008) 'Egans Juice Bar and Roof Terrace' In: O'Regan, John ; Dearey, Nicola (eds). New Irish architecture 23 : AAI awards 2008. Kinsale, Cork, Ireland: Gandon Press. [Details]
(2002)'Extension to Tom's Bar, Mountrath, Co Laois'
Nicola Dearey / John O'Regan (2002) 'Extension to Tom's Bar, Mountrath, Co Laois' In: New Irish architecture 17 : AAI awards 2002. Kinsale, Cork, Ireland: Architectural Association of Ireland and Gandon Editions. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)SETTING-OUT. Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Annual PhD Conference
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2014) Spiralling Tendencies: Hejduk and Beckett's Purgatoria SETTING-OUT. Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Annual PhD Conference [Details]

Artwork

 YearPublication
(2014)Guggenheim Helsinki.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Eoin French, Emma Power (2014) Guggenheim Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland: Artwork [Details]
(2014)RDS and Leinster Rugby Stadium.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Joseph Hester, Richard Fenton, Eoin French (2014) RDS and Leinster Rugby Stadium. Dublin, Ireland: Artwork [Details]
(2014)AR Emerging Architects.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven. (2014) AR Emerging Architects. London, UK: Artwork [Details]
(2013)The Great Fall.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Eoin French (2013) The Great Fall. Artwork [Details]
(2013)Ideas for a Primary School of the 21st Century.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Barry O'Shea (2013) Ideas for a Primary School of the 21st Century. Dublin, Ireland: Artwork [Details]
(2013)Royal Adelaide Hospital International Competition.
Jason MO'Shaughnessy, Eoin French (2013) Royal Adelaide Hospital International Competition. Adelaide, Australia: Artwork [Details]
(2013)Glasnevin Centenary Chapel.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Eoin French (2013) Glasnevin Centenary Chapel. Dublin, Ireland: Artwork [Details]
(2013)Deja Vu.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2013) Deja Vu. Artwork [Details]
(2012)Post-Primary School of the Future.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Kevin McCartney (2012) Post-Primary School of the Future. Artwork [Details]
(2011)Tullamore Arts Centre.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2011) Tullamore Arts Centre. Artwork [Details]
(2010)Cascina Merlata Milano.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2010) Cascina Merlata Milano. Artwork [Details]
(2010)Hackney Wick White Building Initiative.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2010) Hackney Wick White Building Initiative. Artwork [Details]
(2008)Bord Gais Networks Headquarters.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2008) Bord Gais Networks Headquarters. Artwork [Details]
(2007)Longford Civic Offices.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2007) Longford Civic Offices. Artwork [Details]
(2005)Kyrls Quay.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2005) Kyrls Quay. Artwork [Details]
(2004)Irish Worls Performing Arts Village [IWPAV].
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2004) Irish Worls Performing Arts Village [IWPAV]. Artwork [Details]
(1999)RIBA Silver Medal.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (1999) RIBA Silver Medal. London, UK: Artwork [Details]
(1999)Edinburgh Civic Silver Medal.
Jason M.O'Shuaghnessy (1999) Edinburgh Civic Silver Medal. Edinburgh, UK: Artwork [Details]
(1999)Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (1999) Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition. Edinburgh, UK: Artwork [Details]
(1998)Alexander (Greek) Thompson Memorial Competition.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (1998) Alexander (Greek) Thompson Memorial Competition. Glasgow, UK: Artwork [Details]
(1996)RIBA Bronze Medal.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (1996) RIBA Bronze Medal. London, UK: Artwork [Details]

Exhibition

 YearPublication
(2014)BD Young Architect of the Year Award.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy. DATUM (2014) BD Young Architect of the Year Award. London, UK: Exhibitions [Details]
(2013)New Topographies in Istanbul, Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2013).
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2013) New Topographies in Istanbul, Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2013). Tallinn, Estonia: Exhibitions [Details]
(2013)The City as Palimpsest.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2013) The City as Palimpsest. Exhibitions [Details]
(2011)The Secret Laboratory- Notebooks and Narratives (curated by Paul Clarke).
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2011) The Secret Laboratory- Notebooks and Narratives (curated by Paul Clarke). Exhibitions [Details]
(2009)Building Design Young Architect of the Year.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2009) Building Design Young Architect of the Year. Exhibitions [Details]
(2008)Building Design Young Architect of the Year.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2008) Building Design Young Architect of the Year. Exhibitions [Details]
(2007)RIBA European Awards.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2007) RIBA European Awards. London, UK: Exhibitions [Details]

Articles

 YearPublication
(2009)Translating the Translator.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2009) Translating the Translator. IRELAND: Articles [Details]
(2009)Visual- thinking big.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2009) Visual- thinking big. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2008)Daniel Libeskind in Dublin.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy and Sandra O'Connell PhD (2008) Daniel Libeskind in Dublin. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2008)Eglinton House.
Architecture Ireland incorporating Irish architect (2008) Eglinton House. Ireland: Articles [Details]
(2007)North 53, West 7: Interview with Jason O'Shaughnessy, founder of Architecture 53Seven.
Denise Maguire (2007) North 53, West 7: Interview with Jason O'Shaughnessy, founder of Architecture 53Seven. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2007)The Young Irish.
Emmett Scanlon (2007) The Young Irish. The Netherlands: Articles   [Details]
(2007)Architectural practice profile - Architecture 53Seven.
Caroline Allen (2007) Architectural practice profile - Architecture 53Seven. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2006)It must be considered that Irish Architecture has yet to produce visionary healthcare buildings.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2006) It must be considered that Irish Architecture has yet to produce visionary healthcare buildings. Articles   [Details]
(2006)The airborne monolith - Egan's juice bar and roof terrace, Portlaoise, Co Laois.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy. Architecture 53seven (2006) The airborne monolith - Egan's juice bar and roof terrace, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Articles [Details]
(2006)Review of Egan's Juice Bar and Roof Terrace: Something strange and rather wonderful in Portlaoise.
Mark Dorrian (2006) Review of Egan's Juice Bar and Roof Terrace: Something strange and rather wonderful in Portlaoise. Ireland: Articles   [Details]
(2006)Tullow Civic Offices and Library, Co Carlow.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2006) Tullow Civic Offices and Library, Co Carlow. Articles   [Details]
(2006)MAXXI.
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2006) MAXXI. Articles [Details]
(2006)Architecture 53Seven.
Denise Maguire (2006) Architecture 53Seven. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2006)Irish architecture awards 2006 ; Selected for exhibition.
Architecture Ireland incorporating Irish architect (2006) Irish architecture awards 2006 ; Selected for exhibition. Articles   [Details]
(2006)Signature building.
Jason Walsh (2006) Signature building. Articles [Details]
(2005)Tullow Civic Centre and Library, Co Carlow.
LAN local authority news (2005) Tullow Civic Centre and Library, Co Carlow. Ireland: Articles [Details]
(2003)Urban routines and street furniture, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2003) Urban routines and street furniture, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Dublin: Articles   [Details]
(2002)Tom's Bar, Mountrath, Co Laois.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2002) Tom's Bar, Mountrath, Co Laois. Ireland: Articles   [Details]
(1997)A temporary exhibition : design for an aboriginal interpretive centre for Sydney, Australia.
Jason O'Shaughnessy (1997) A temporary exhibition : design for an aboriginal interpretive centre for Sydney, Australia. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Articles [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2010)Frequencies (National Sculpture Factory Series).
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2010) Frequencies (National Sculpture Factory Series). Cork: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)New practices in Irish Architecture.
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2010) New practices in Irish Architecture. The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Practice and Research in Architecture.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2010) Practice and Research in Architecture. Aberdeen, Scotland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)AAI Annual Lectures: Architecture 53seven.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2010) AAI Annual Lectures: Architecture 53seven. Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2010)Beyond the Pale.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2010) Beyond the Pale. University of Limerick: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2009)Fresh-air-kitecture: In Conversation with Victoria Acebo [Acebo x Alonso Architects].
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2009) Fresh-air-kitecture: In Conversation with Victoria Acebo [Acebo x Alonso Architects]. Institute Cervantes, Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)THERE THERE.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2012) THERE THERE. Invited Review Articles [Details]

Exemplar Study

 YearPublication
(2010)The Draughtsman Contract.
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2010) The Draughtsman Contract. Exemplar Study [Details]

Installation in a Gallery

 YearPublication
(2007)Through the looking glass.
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2007) Through the looking glass. Dublin, Ireland: Installation in a Gallery [Details]

Guest Lectures

 YearPublication
(2004)Practicing in Architecture.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2004) Practicing in Architecture. University of Edinburgh: Guest Lectures [Details]

In Press

 YearPublication
(2006)Architecture Yearly Review.
Shane O'Toole (2006) Architecture Yearly Review. In Press [Details]

Invited Seminars

 YearPublication
(2011)Other architectures.
Jason O'Shaughnessy. (2011) Other architectures. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2007)Aparallel Evolution (UCD).
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2007) Aparallel Evolution (UCD). University College Dublin Thesis Workshops: Invited Seminars [Details]

Built Works

 YearPublication
(2013)Hill [side] House.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy. Architecture 53seven (2013) Hill [side] House. Built Works [Details]
(2011)RIAI Silver Medal.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2011) RIAI Silver Medal. Built Works [Details]
(2011)Extensions & refurbishments : fit-out, Castletroy Medical Centre.
Denise Maguire (2011) Extensions & refurbishments : fit-out, Castletroy Medical Centre. Dublin: Built Works [Details]
(2010)Small projects part 1 : fit-out of Castletroy medical centre.
Denise Maguire (2010) Small projects part 1 : fit-out of Castletroy medical centre. Dublin: Built Works   [Details]
(2009)Mies van der Rohe European Awards.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2009) Mies van der Rohe European Awards. Built Works   [Details]
(2008)World Architecture Festival.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2008) World Architecture Festival. Barcelona, Spain: Built Works [Details]
(2007)Irish Concrete Society Annual Awards.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy, Architecture 53seven (2007) Irish Concrete Society Annual Awards. Built Works [Details]
(2007)LAMA Awards.
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2007) LAMA Awards. Built Works [Details]
(2007)The airbourne monolith.
Ulster Architect (2007) The airbourne monolith. Belfast: Built Works [Details]
(2005)Tullow Civic Centre and Library.
Plan Architectural Review (2005) Tullow Civic Centre and Library. Dublin: Built Works [Details]

Professional Activities

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2017University of Edinburgh PHDArchitecture
1999University of Edinburgh BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONORSArchitecture
1996The Queens Univerity of Belfast BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONORSArchitecture

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Membership Professional Body05-JUL-06 / 31-JUL-12
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Member of Professional Body29-SEP-05 /
AHRA (International Architectural Research) Member/
DoCoMoMo Ireland Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
CIT (CCAE Cork Centre for Architectural Education) Lecturer08-NOV-09 /
Architecture 53seven Founder and Director03-JAN-00 /
University of Edinburgh Unit Master18-SEP-06 /
University of Edinburgh Visiting Teaching Fellow06-MAR-02 / 05-JUL-06

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)Andrew Carnegie PhD Symposium (with Beatriz Colomina SoA Princeton University),
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2014) Irredento Landscapes: Hejduk and Beckett's Purgatoria. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Andrew Carnegie PhD Symposium (with Beatriz Colomina SoA Princeton University), Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh , 20-NOV-14 - 21-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)SETTING-OUT. Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Annual PhD Conference,
Jason M.OShaughnessy (2014) Spiralling Tendencies: Hejduk and Beckett's Purgatoria. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], SETTING-OUT. Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Annual PhD Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 19-MAY-14 - 19-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Architectural Research Network [ARENA],
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2014) Architecture Research Moments [i] 2014. [Visiting Critic], Architectural Research Network [ARENA], KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas, Brussels, Belgium , 17-JAN-14 - 18-JAN-14. [Details]
(2014)Emerging Research in Architecture: AIARG,
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2014) Architecture Middling. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Emerging Research in Architecture: AIARG, Belfast, Northern Ireland . [Details]
(2013)Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2013),
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2013) Architecture and The City. [Oral Presentation], Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2013), Tallinn, Estonia . [Details]
(2013)Istanbul Design Week,
Jason M.O'Shaughnessy (2013) The Future City. [Keynote Speaker], Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul . [Details]
(2013)All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG) 2nd Annual Conference,
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2013) Design: As Critical Method. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG) 2nd Annual Conference, City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland , 25-JAN-13 - 26-JAN-13. [Details]
(2008)European Assembly of Student Architects (EASA),
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2008) Showcase Lecture. [Keynote Speaker], European Assembly of Student Architects (EASA), Dublin , 11-AUG-08 - 11-AUG-08. [Details]
(2007)Defining Space International Interdisciplinary Conference,
Jason O'Shaughnessy (2007) Exhibition. [Other], Defining Space International Interdisciplinary Conference, Dublin , 11-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013RIAI Awards- Commendation Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
2012RIAI Post-Primary Schools Competition (Exhibited) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
2011RIAI Silver Medal for Housing (2007-2008)- Finalist Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
2011RIAI Tullamore Art Centre Competition (Exhibited) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
2010AAA Milano 2010 (highly placed) Cascina Merlato AAA
2010Hackney Wick Olympics Initiative 2012- Invited Finalist Architecture Foundation London
2009Mies van der Rohe European Award- National Nomination Fundació Mies van der Rohe
2009BD Young Architect of the Year (YAYA)-Selected for longlist Building Design and Autodesk
2008World Architecture Festival (WAF) Barcelona (Comendation) World Architecture Festival (WAF)
2008BD Young Architect of the Year (YAYA)-Selected for longlist Building Design and Autodesk
2008AAI Awards 23 (Special Award) Architectural Association of Ireland
2008RIAI Bord Gais Networks Control Centre Competition (Exhibited) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
2007Irish Concrete Society Awards (Category Winner, Elemental) Irish Concrete Society
2007RIAI Longford Civic Offices Design Competition (Finalist) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
2007RIBA European Awards (Finalist in Category- Ireland) Royal Institute of British Architects
2007(LAMA) Awards (Finalist- Best Public Building) The Local Authority Members Association (LAMA)
2006RIAI Awards (Selected for Exhibition) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
2005Kyrls Quay International Architecture Design Competition (Commended, Exhibited) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
2004Carlisle Pier International Competition (selected for exhibition) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
2004Irish World Performing Arts Village (IWPAV) Competition (FinalistTop 5- 94 international entries) University of Limerick
2003RIAI Awards (Selected for Exhibition) Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
2002AAI Awards (Special Mention) Architectural Association of Ireland
1999Alexander (Greek) Thompson Memorial Competition (2nd Place) Glasgow 1999 City of Architecture Festival Authority
1999Building Design (BD) Top 100 UK Students Building Design Magazine
1999Royal Scottish Academy Architecture Awards (Winner) Royal Scottish Academy
1999Edinburgh Civic Silver Medal (Winner) Edinburgh Civic Trust
1999RIBA Presidents Silver Medal (Nomination and Exhibition) Royal Institute of British Architects
1996RIBA Presidents Bronze Medal (Nomination and Exhibition) Royal Institute of British Architects

Other Activities

 Description

DATUM [ Architectural Research Investigations ] I initiated and founded and evolved this new collaborative practice that situates architecture in a wider field of cognate disciplines, with a view to circumscribing new and experimental research collaborations between architecture and these cognate art forms. An upcoming event in 2013 will see a research symposium and exhibition held during Istanbul Design Week (November 2013), which will explore the hidden potential and unexpected conditions of The City, through a series of mediating lenses- from academics, artists, writers and architects. This forum will seek to situate distinct aspects of cultural, spatial and topographical complexities of the 21st century city, and is an opportunity for a radical review of emergent spatial practice in Ireland- one that challenges the position of architecture within the wider public and cultural context. I am a founding partner and Research Director of this collaborative practice involved in developing new forms of spatial and material explorations that are primarily inter-disciplinary. The central activities of this emerging practice are around exploring art, technology, and architecture at all scales and forms. DATUM has also been involved in developing International Symposium in Istanbul (Istanbul Design Week) in 2013. It works closely with public art galleries emerging art practices and networks and academic institutions in Ireland and overseas.

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Architecture Ireland Editorial Board Committee Member/
CCAE Cork School of Architecture- MArch Admissions Committee Member/
CCAE Cork School of Architecture- Masters in Architecture Steering Group Committee Coordinator/
CCAE Cork School of Architecture- website development committee Member/

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

Director of Master of Architecture Programme:

As Director of the Master of Architecture Course at CCAE Cork Centre for Architectural Education, I had overall responsibility for the design of the key intellectual and thematic direction of the Course since 2010. This involved that the Course structure and content complied with Article 46 of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Building Control Act 2007, and the RIAI Competencies for Architects- leading to successful Accreditation of the Course in 2012.

APPLICATION OF INTERESTS

The Master of Architecture Course aims to encourage a distinctive, design-based culture through the development of conceptual and innovative design. This idea is advanced by an interest in combining emerging trajectories in design pedagogy with new attitudes for complex spatial analysis and mapping.

The year begins with an introduction of the city of study and to a thematic field of interests. The wider theoretical concerns of the Course are then tested and elaborated through an intensive period of Field Work in the selected city- followed the development of a critically situated Thesis project.

It is thought that the various attitudes that develop within the overall pedagogical environment can begin to speculate on the patterns of organisation, the accretion of historical strata, and the network of infrastructural and political conditions that define the twenty-first-century City. The overall aim of the Course considers is to form architectural scenarios that provoke something new, unexpected, and ultimately challenging within their particular environments and contexts.

PROJECTS REVIEW (ISTANBUL.2012)

"The theme of the MArch - City as Palimpsest-applies both to Istanbul and the students' work. The profusion of models, drawings and artefact's indicate a strong commitment to expressive aesthetics, tactile materiality and the poetics of contemporary urbanism. Found objects are incorporated and transformed, indicating the relevance of the past to the present, and the effects of one on the other. Instruments and devices pervade the display but, rather than dry machines, they are means to understand the self in relation to society and to cultivate the personal and collective imagination. Among its many successes, the MArch programme recognises that the buildings and cities we inhabit are infused with myths, which affect how and what we perceive. A city also needs 'creative myths' that allow its inhabit­ants to understand it collectively and imagine its future. The same challenge applies to the Cork School of Architecture, as the works produced in this MArch programme so evocatively recognises."

Professor Jonathan Hill, The Bartlett, University College London (UCL)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES [Master of Architecture]

Design and develop establish first Taught Postgraduate Master of Architecture Programme in Ireland for RIAI Accreditation/Validation.

Coordination and development of Programme policy at Institutional level.

Prepare budgeting schedules for joint-Institutional funding approval.

Design and develop forward planning principles.

Coordination of scheduling of teaching personnel.

Synthesise syllabus and curricular development,  and oversee Course admissions, teaching, awards, exhibitions and publicity.

Responsible for coordination of course in line with Professional Bodies Accreditation.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE

[ Postgraduate Level ]

• MArch Design Studio Leader- Years: 2011-2014

• MArch Lecturer in History and Theory [Contextual Studies]- Years: 2013-2014

• MArch Lecturer in History and Theory [Thesis and Dissemination]- Years: 2011-2014

• MArch Lecturer in Transformative Technologies- Years: 2012-2013

[ Undergraduate Level ]

• Lecturer in Architectural History + Theory [Year 2]- Years: 2009-2014

• Dissertation Supervisor [Year 4]- Years: 2010-2012

• Design Studio Tutor [Year 1]- Years: 2009-2011

MODULE COORDINATOR ROLES

Postgraduate Level [MArch]

• AT6011: Cultures and Context(s)

• AT6013: Design Thesis Formation

• AT6014: Design Thesis

• AT6015: Thesis Exhibition and Implementation

• AT6016: Thesis Documentation and Dissemination

Undergraduate Level [BSc Hons Arch]

• AT2008 (History + Theory, Year 2)

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