• Sep 14
  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm

RIAI Women in Architecture: Career Paths ‘5 Women Architects / 5 Different Careers’

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  • Dublin
Wednesday 14 September 2022
6.00pm - 8.00pm
1 Windmill Ln, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 F206
2 Structured CPD Points

Event Information

The RIAI is delighted to announce the sixth annual Women in Architecture celebration which will take place on Wednesday 14 September at 1WML. We are delighted to return to an in-person event.

We encourage as many as possible to attend in person - the event is a celebration of the achievement of women in architecture and it is an important networking occasion.

Carole Pollard will host the conversation with invited guests Jennifer Boyer, Gráinne Dunne, Sarah-Jane Pisciotti and Vicky Landy, who will share their career journeys and the insights they have gathered along the way.

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Jennifer Boyer MRIAI, Vice President of Sustainability, TU Dublin

As the inaugural Vice President of Sustainability at TU Dublin, Jennifer provides leadership, strategic direction and oversight for the coordination and management of the University’s activities in relation to sustainability, across both professional services and academic domains. She is responsible for positioning this new University as a leader and voice for sustainability, a way of living and working in a new, more balanced way, a way that protects our planet for future generations.

Most recently as Assistant Head of the School of Architecture, Jennifer was responsible for the academic programmes. Previously, as Practice Director at Murray O’Laoire Architects, she managed the Central European office and large multi-disciplinary design teams to deliver sustainable urban mixed-use projects. Jennifer’s active research interests reside within the potential combination of change management, innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve models of sustainable practice. Jennifer is a futurist, a Registered Architect, an active community organiser, and a sustainability advocate who believes that every person’s future is brighter with the gift of education.

Grainne Dunne MRIAI, Director Studio Red Architects

Gráinne Dunne MRIAI  is a practising Architect who co-founded Studio Red Architects with Nicola Ryan in 2008.  After graduating from DIT in 2003 she completed her Professional Practice Examination with DTA Architects followed by a lengthy trip around South America.

Since setting up practice, Gráinne has completed a range of work of varying scale and complexity, including residential, conservation, co-housing, community and arts projects.  She has a strong focus on reuse, energy efficiency and universal design. 

Gráinne served both on RIAI Council and Board of Directors.  She is also a musician, gardener, dancer, tree hugger and mother of two.

Vicky Landy MRIAI, Dip.PM; B. Arch Director at RKD Architects

As a Director at RKD Architects, Vicky is involved in the strategic development and management of the practice. For Vicky, it is an exciting time to be involved as the practice evolves structurally and commercially to realise new opportunities and ways of working. Vicky joined RKD Architects in 2000 and was promoted to associate level within two years. Her career at RKD has offered a wealth of opportunity to work on interesting and complex projects across different sectors including Commercial, Food & Beverage and large scale Industrial / Technology developments.

A graduate in architecture from UCD (1992), Vicky moved to Paris to work for a number of high-profile architects including Massimiliano Fuksas and Pierre Colboc.  Returning to Ireland in 1995, she joined O’Connell Mahon before diverting to the oil sector where she took up the position of Company Architect for Statoil. This role gained her considerable site experience managing multiple small projects the length and breadth of the country.

Sarah-Jane Pisciotti

Sarah-Jane Pisciotti is a qualified Architect and Head of Design (Ireland & Europe) for John Sisk and Son. She set up the Design Management function at Sisk and manages a growing team of multi-disciplinary Design Managers across all sectors.

Sarah-Jane is also leading the Group Strategy for MMC (Modern Methods of Construction).  Sarah-Jane graduated from UCD School of Architecture in 2008 with first class honours and studied toward her Part III qualification in the Bartlett at University College London.

Before entering construction, Sarah-Jane practised architecture in the UK, Ireland and Italy, working for Niall Mc Laughlin Architects, O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects and Mario Cucinella Architects.

Dr. Carole Pollard FRIAI – Architect, Writer and Lecturer


Carole is a Past President of the RIAI (2016-17) and during her presidency was committed to supporting sustainable careers in architecture, to raising the profile of architecture in Ireland, and to promoting the relevance of architects in the creation of a quality built environment. She devised the annual Women in Architecture Networking Evening, which has gone from strength to strength since the first event took place in 2017. 

Her architectural practice includes research, writing and lecturing on architectural history with a particular focus on the twentieth century.  Earlier this year, she received her PhD from UCD School of Architecture for her work on Andy Devane. Carole is a graduate of Dublin School of Architecture, DIT with a MA (Hons) in History of Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.


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Supported by: Hibernia Real Estate Group Limited