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Joint CPD by the RIAI and the Housing Agency: ‘Housing for Older People’

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018

Speakers from LR Roslyn Molloy, The Housing Agency, Simon Adeyinka, asi Architects RIBA, Margharita Solon, Vice Chair, McAuley Place, Ciaran Ferrie, MRIAI & Eibhlin O’Connor,MRIAI,  Cluid Housing Association for today's joint CPD with RIAI and Housing Agency on Housing for Older People

The recent joint RIAI/Housing Agency seminar on “Housing for Older People” which took place at the RIAI on Thursday 8th February was very well received by all who attended.

The aim of the seminar was to provide attendees with an understanding of the context, current research, design approaches and the various models of housing that exist for older people. Speakers included researchers and architects working in the field of Universal Design and Housing for Older People. Angela Rolfe FRIAI, Chair of the RIAI Universal Design Committee welcomed attendees and spoke about the work of the RIAI Universal Design Committee and the upcoming RIAI Universal Design Series (see below). Isoilde Dillion FRIAI, of the Housing Agency, introduced the topic of the seminar and introduced the speakers including; 

  • Roslyn Molloy, Researcher, The Housing Agency
  • Neil Murphy, MRIAI, Senior Built Environment Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design National Disability Authority
  • Margharita Solon, Vice Chairperson, McAuley Place
  • Ciaran Ferrie, Ciaran Ferrie Architects, MRIAI
  • Simon Adeyinka, asi Architects, RIBA
  • Eibhlin O’Connor, MRIAI, Head of Delivery, Cluid Housing Association

The seminar was recorded by the Housing Agency and will be available to view online in the coming weeks. A notice will feature in the RIAI Newsletter when the recording is available online. 

RIAI Universal Design Series

Structured CPD Points

The RIAI are pleased to announce the imminent launch of a new CPD series on Universal Design. The aim of the series, which will take place at lunchtimes in the RIAI, is to support RIAI members to acquire the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to make decisions and informed judgements in relation to universal design, accessibility and inclusion in relation to their practice of architecture. Each session will focus on current topics, particularly when there has been change of legislation or regulation, new developments in research and best practice or topics of interest or where specific advice has been sought.

Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Details of upcoming sessions will feature at www.riai.ie/cpd/events and in the RIAI Newsletter in the coming weeks.

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