• 15 Nov 2022

Emmett Scanlon MRIAI appointed new Director of Irish Architecture Foundation

The board of the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) has announced the appointment of Emmett Scanlon MRIAI as the organisation’s new Director. Emmett Scanlon will formally take up the role from the IAF’s incumbent Director Nathalie Weadick in May 2023.

Emmett Scanlon is an architect in independent practice since 2006, prior to which he was Project Director at Grafton Architects. Additionally, he is Assistant Professor in Architecture at University College Dublin and was awarded a University Teaching and Learning Award in 2021.

Currently, he is Assistant to Curator Professor Lesley Lokko for the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, Biennale Architettura 2023, The Laboratory of the Future. Emmett is the host and producer of the podcast, What Buildings Do, regarded as the most popular podcast on this subject produced in Ireland.

The podcast is part of Story, Building, a platform for the critical discussion of architecture in Ireland, founded in 2021. Between 2006-2020, Emmett was Architecture Adviser to the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2018 he was Assistant to the curators for FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice. He has also curated exhibitions in Dublin, Kilkenny, and London. In 2020, Emmett was the Production Designer on Where We Live, the flagship festival of theatre company ThisIsPopBaby, and he was an associate artist with the company for 2021-22.

For more information see architecturefoundation.ie.