Research Profile

Kevin Busby


Kevin grew up on the East Coast of England. After completing his BA (honours) in Architecture at Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture he spent ten years in London, working for Architectural and Interior design firms on commercial and housing projects, and completed his RIBA part II and III at the Polytechnic of North London School of Architecture.

He spent three years in California as an Architect involved in higher education and bookstore projects around the Bay Area. He also directed Architectural services for a firm specializing in AutoCAD, supervising drawing production contracts with Gensler and interior design firms in San Francisco.

He has been living in Cork since 1997, working initially as a Senior Architect, taking a lead role in all aspects of a number of commercial and education projects. After three years of part-time tuition he gained a full time lecturing post at Cork Institute of Technology in 2002. He is currently the Year 2 Design Studio coordinator on the BSc Architecture course at CCAE and teaches on the BSc Interior Architecture course in C.I.T.

In May 2015 Kevin registered as a PhD student with UCC

Research Interests

My interest is in enhancing the effectiveness of teaching and learning of inclusive (universal) design through all stages of the design process. Running concurrent with this is an aim to develop a multi-disciplinary architectural research group focussed on inclusive design within Cork City, drawing on links from educational centres and related disciplines, local authority and the wider community

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Architects Registration Board Registered Architect01-NOV-89 /
Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Member01-JUL-94 /


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
O'Riordan Staehli Architects, Cork, Ireland Senior Architect10-NOV-97 / 01-SEP-00
Jack Coughlan Associates, Cork, Ireland Senior Architect02-OCT-00 / 01-FEB-02
California Technical Contracting, San Francisco CA Director of Architectural Services20-MAR-95 / 05-SEP-97


1983Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture BA (Hons)Architecture

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Architectural Graphics and Design Studio. Inclusive Design and multi-generational Housing  

Contact details

  • Kevin Busby
  • Cork Centre For Architectural Education
    Room 3.1
    9/10 Copley Street, Cork

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