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Architect Seán Fogarty, MRIAI to deliver the RIAI Tidy Towns Award for Enniscorthy

Published: Friday, March 01, 2019


In 2018 the RIAI introduced a new Tidy Towns Award to promote the skills of Architects in developing design led approaches to urban renewal and creating innovative ideas to urban design challenges in Irish towns and villages. The winners of the inaugural 2018 RIAI Tidy Towns Challenge Award are Enniscorthy Tidy Towns Committee.

Following an open call-out to all Members, the RIAI are delighted to announce that Seán Fogarty,  MRIAI, from Dermot Bannon Architects, has been appointed to work with Enniscorthy Tidy Towns Committee to develop an illustrated Framework Plan, which will address opportunities and challenges presented by proposed new flood relief scheme and a town by-pass. The selection of the architect was made by a sub-group of RIAI Urban Design Committee and the RIAI CEO.

The RIAI Tidy Towns Award aims to broaden debate and understanding of the importance of design led urban planning. On a practical level, the aim is to engage with local communities and provide support in the form of architectural expertise in relation to local built environment issues.

About  Seán Fogarty
Seán Fogarty is a registered architect practicing in Dublin with Dermot Bannon Architects. Prior to being elected as a member of the RIAI in 2008 he studied architecture at UCD and attended the Oslo School of Architecture where he was specialised in Urbanism and Sustainable Design. Over the past 14 years Sean has worked on design proposals which ranged in scale from that of an urban masterplan (Europan Housing) to the minutiae of furniture design (Rocker Lane Workshop.) He has engaged with a variety of client structures including family home owners, residential community groups (Oldbawn road housing, Tallaght) and large scale corporations such as Dropbox and Etsy.

In addition to the working with the Tidy Towns Committee Seán will be asked to provide a presentation to the RIAI on their findings and in the interest of open learning, it is intended that the report will be made publicly available.

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