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2019 RIAI Conference

The RIAI Annual Conference, will take place  4 & 5 October 2019 in RDS. This is the biggest architectural gathering of the year and an important forum to meet, network and debate new ideas. RIAI President David Browne has set the theme Climate Change | Housing | Placemaking as three key skills that define the architectural professional. An impressive line-up of international and national speakers will discuss the themes. The conference experience is further enhanced by the Architecture + Building Expo which runs alongside the conference and is a platform for over 60 exhibitors, showcasing product and technology innovation.


Jan Gehl - Architect, Professor and Urbanist

We are delighted that the renowned Danish Architect, Professor and Urbanist, Jan Gehl, will address the RIAI Annual Conference in Dublin this October. Jan Gehl has focused his career on improving the quality of urban life, by reorienting the design of the city towards the pedestrians, public life and cyclists. Further inforamation about Jan Gehl click HERE.

Lorcan O’Herlihy founding principal of Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

Award-winning architect Lorcan O’Herlihy – with offices in LA and Detroit – will deliver a keynote at the RIAI Annual Conference on 4 October. Lorcan will speak on the theme of ‘Social Occupation’, saying  “as architects, we have a responsibility to cities and the people who occupy them”. His presentation will highlight the idea that architecture is a social act – a tool for engaging in politics, economics, aesthetics, and smart growth. As global cities become denser and the need for housing greater, it is more critical than ever to design spaces that promote equity, human interaction, and cultural evolution. Read more


We are delighted that Outhaus have joined us again this year as Premier Conference Sponsors. 

In association with Architecture + Building Expo – archiexpo.ie