Research Profile

Orla McKeever




(2007)Yellow Press.
OrlaMcKeever, Conor Moloney, Jurgen Patzak-Poor and Dougal Sheridan (2007) Yellow Press. Belfast: Building Initiative. [Details]

Book Chapters

(2014)'Group 2'
Paul Kelly (2014) 'Group 2' In: Cormac Murray and Julie Molloy (eds). Sino-Irish Architecture Workshop 2014. ISSUU.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Architectural Association of Ireland Member30-SEP-97 /
All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG) Member01-SEP-09 /
Architectectural Humanities Research Association Member01-MAY-10 / 28-AUG-14
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Member01-MAY-99 /

Conference Contributions

(2004)Ireland: space text time,
McKeever O, Elkadi H, (2004) 'Cultural built heritage and shared identities in Northern Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Ireland: space text time, Academy of Irish Cultural Heritage, University of Ulster, Magee Derry , 20-MAR-04 - 21-MAR-04. [Details]
(2006)Urban Alchemy; The Transforming Power of Art and Architecture,
McKeever O, Sheridan D, (2006) The ongoing work of the Building Initiative group. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Urban Alchemy; The Transforming Power of Art and Architecture, Waterfront Hall, Belfast , 26-SEP-06 - 26-SEP-06. [Details]
(2010)Presentation of Research at the CCAE:Cork School of Architecture,
Gary A. Boyd and Orla McKeever (2010) All Ireland Research Group Preliminary Meeting,. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Presentation of Research at the CCAE:Cork School of Architecture, Queen's University Belfast, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering , 30-APR-10 - 30-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Ordnance: War + Architecture and Space,,
OrlaMcKeever (2010) section chair. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Ordnance: War + Architecture and Space,, University College Cork , 16-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10. [Details]
(2013)NEES Sustainability Energy Conference,
McKeever, O., Gartland,K., (2013) Retrofit of a Parnell Cottage. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], NEES Sustainability Energy Conference, UCC , 25-JUN-13 - 25-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)NEES Sustainability Conference,,
McKeever, O., Ospina, J., (2013) NEES and the Cloyne pilot project. [Oral Presentation], NEES Sustainability Conference,, University of Ulster, Belfast , 16-OCT-13 - 17-OCT-13. [Details]
(2014)Emerging Research, AIARG Conference,
McKeever, O., Gartland, K., (2014) 'education/research/practice' a case study. [Oral Presentation], Emerging Research, AIARG Conference, University of Ulster Belfast , 24-JAN-14 - 25-AUG-14. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2003Award for the Northern Region Project under 300,000 euro RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland)
2007Special Mention RIAI Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland)
2003Award for Building in the Landscape RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland)
2004'Building Initiative' Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Special Initiative for Architecture
2004Exploring shared space Paul Hamlyn Foundation
2013Year Two AAI Competition Architectural Association of Ireland
2012Year Two AAI Competition Architecturual Association of Ireland


 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Southern Region Member2012 /
Health and Safety Committee member2012 /
All Ireland Architectural Research Group Member2010 /
Publications Member2014 /
Outreach and Timetabling Member2013 /


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Griffith College Lecturer01-OCT-01 / 31-MAY-02
MacGabhann Architects Part II Architect01-FEB-00 / 01-JUL-02
Henchion + Reuter Architects Part II Architect01-SEP-99 / 31-JAN-01
Reddy O'Riordan Stealhi Architects Part II Architect01-MAY-07 / 29-FEB-08
University of Ulster Lecturer01-AUG-03 / 31-JAN-07
Univesity College Cork Lecturer01-FEB-07 /
University College Dublin Lecturer21-SEP-99 / 31-JUL-03


2008University College Dublin Postgraduate Diploma in Professional StudiesProfessional Practice and Practical Experience
1999University College Dublin BA - UCDArchitecture
1997Kingston University BA HONSArchitecture
1992Kingston University BA HONS3D Design specialising in Furniture and Product Design


French FunctionalBasicFunctional


National University of Ireland (NUI)
Referee, Travelling Studentship

Outreach Activities


Visiting Critic. From 2007 onwards: Invited visiting critic to schools of architecture at: Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and  University of Ulster

External Examiner from 2007-2011 for the M.Arch at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Open House Cork

Other Activities


Exhibition: 2004 'Regional Modernism' Curator of a retrospective exhibition of the work of Obie Symth 1972-80 Location: N.Ireland

Sonic Vigil 2010- Sound Stations

Assisted Cork Centre for Architectural Education students in collaborating with artist Mick O'Shea of the Cork Artists Collective on a project to construct and install spaces for listening to music as part of the Sonic Vigil event at St Fin Barre's Cathedral  

Exhibition: 2006 Talking Cities Exhibition, Location: Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

Exhibition: 2006 Negotiations for an Open City - Yellow Space. Location: Belfast Exposed Gallery, Northern Ireland.

Exhibition:2006 Urban Alchemy: The transforming Power of Art and Architecture, Location: Belfast

Exhibition: 2008 'How Yellow is Manchester' CUBE Architecture Gallery Manchester, UK

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

BSc Architecture Year Four Co-ordinator

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Professional Practice and Management (Architecture) AT4006Professional Practice and Management (Architecture)
2015Design Studio 8 AT4004Design Studio 8
2015Dissertation I AT4002Dissertation I
2015Dissertation 2 AT4005Dissertation 2
2015Design Studio 7 (Architecture) AT4008Design Studio 7 (Architecture)

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