Architecture & Public Affairs Committee

The Architecture and Public Affairs Committee (APA) is responsible for promoting and communicating the RIAI vision on Architecture and the built environment. The APA Committee is responsible for advocating and communicating, on behalf of members, the position and contribution of architects to society. The RIAI's audiences include members of the public, stakeholders in the built environment, government and the media.

The APA Committee is also responsible for promoting excellence in the practice of architecture. We do this through a wide range of initatives including architectural competitions, design reviews, awards, exhibitions, publications, lectures, conferences and by partaking in national programmes and initiatives such as the National Policy on Architecture.  

If you are interested to find out more about the work of this committee, please see the Committee Updates (Member Dashboard) or contact Director of Architecture and Public Affairs, Sandra O'Connell.

Name Position
Grace Keeley, MRIAI Chair and Committee Member
Denis Byrne, MRIAI Committee Member
Séamus Guidera, MRIAI Committee Member
Michael Hayes, MRIAI Committee Member
Máire Henry, MRIAI Committee Member
Sinéad Hughes, MRIAI Committee Member
Aisling Joyce, MRIAI Committee Member
John McLaughlin Committee Member
Derek Meenan, MRIAI Committee Member
Luis Pedro, MRIAI Committee Member
Rosie Webb, MRIAI Committee Member
Charlotte Sheridan, MRIAI President
Eilis O'Donnell, FRIAI Honorary Secretary