• Oct 14
  • 5.30pm - 7.00pm

RIAI/DHLGH Joint Housing Committee: Creating Compact and Livable Irish Cities by John O’Mahony, FRIAI

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Thursday 14 October 2021
5.30pm - 7.00pm
1.5 Structured CPD Points

Event Information

The RIAI/Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage’s Joint Housing Committee present a CPD on Creating compact and Livable Irish Cities by John O’Mahony, FRIAI.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to highlight the importance of creating accessible, safe and attractive cities, to interrogate the nature of housing density and it’s roll in creating vibrant and identifiable places and to examine the affordability of modern housing typologies.   

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course attendees should have a greater understanding of the variability of housing density and its  application to the built environment in an Irish context and greater clarity around the issues of housing design and affordability with best practice exemplars on how these issues are being addressed in Ireland and abroad.


John O’Mahony is a founder partner and Managing Director of O’Mahony Pike Architects. He is a past Vice President of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and he sits on the Housing Committee of the RIAI and the Joint Housing Committee of the RIAI and The Department Of Housing. He is also a member of the Academy of Urbanism.  

John has extensive experience over a 40 year career in the design and delivery of large scale Private, Social and Affordable Housing throughout the country. Award winning schemes include, Mount St Anne’s, mixed development in Milltown Dublin 6, Hanover Quay Housing which was awarded the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing in 2009, The Millenium Tower and The Gas Works Housing in Dublin Docklands. OMP’s Clancy Quay mixed Housing development at Islandbridge received the RIAI Housing Design Award for 2018. John also completed extensive Regeneration Masterplans for Ballymun in Dublin, Moyross in Limerick and Urban Design Masterplans for Adamstown in South County Dublin, and Cork South Docklands.