RIAI Council

What is the RIAI Council and how is it made up?

The primary role of the Council is to develop the vision, strategy and high-level policy for the RIAI. 

Council Members are elected from among the RIAI Membership, the majority being registered Architects. The Council meets at least four times annually. 

The composition of the Council is set out in the Articles of Association section of the Constitution and comprises:

  • The President, the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-President, the Immediate Past-President, the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer provided that they be Fellows or Members of the Institute;
  • Ten members to be known as "Ordinary Members of Council", being either Fellows or Members of the Institute;
  • One member to represent each Panel as defined in the Constitution;
  • One member, elected by Council, being either a Fellow or Member of the Institute; and
  • The chairpersons of the Board of Architectural Education, the Board of Architectural Education Admissions Committee, the Architectural Technologist Committee, the Practice and Member Services Committee, the International Affairs Committee and the Architecture and Public Affairs Committee. Where any such chairperson is already elected as a Council Member under any of the preceding categories of Council Members, the Committee in question may appoint an alternate from amongst the members of the relevant Committee to take up the seat on Council.


Name Position
Sean Mahon, FRIAI President
Maire Henry, MRIAI First Vice President
Sinead Hughes, MRIAI Second Vice President
Vincent Traynor, FRIAI Honorary Secretary
Peter Hynes, MRIAI Honorary Treasurer
Charlotte Sheridan, FRIAI Past President
Edel Collins, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Micheál de Siún, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Maria Donoghue, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Joseph Kennedy, FRIAI Ordinary Member
Steve Larkin, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Fionnuala May, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Sinead McLoughlin, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Róisin Murphy, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Michael O'Boyle, FRIAI Ordinary Member
Philippe O'Sullivan, MRIAI Ordinary Member
Council Nominee
Laura Hanley, MRIAI Southern Region
Anna Meehan, FRIAI Northern Region
Elizabeth Clyne, MRIAI Western Region
Bart Rojowski, MRIAI Eastern Region representative
Patrick Daly Retired Members and Retired Fellows
Pat Kirwan, RIAI (Arch.Tech.) Architectural Technologists
Carole Pollard, FRIAI Engaged in Teaching
Giulia Vallone, MRIAI Employed in Public Sector
Shane Sugrue Architectural Graduate
Aisling Joyce, MRIAI Members under 40
Amy Murphy, MRIAI Employed in Private Sector
Chair of Committees
Shane Santry, MRIAI Chair, Board of Architectural Education
Erik Maher, MRIAI Chair, International Affairs Committee
Martin Donnelly, FRIAI Chair, Practice & Member Services Committee
Grace Keeley, MRIAI Chair, Architecture & Public Affairs Committee
John Flynn, MRIAI Observer, Architectural Association of Ireland
Donal MacRandal, MRIAI Observer, RSUA