• 21 Oct 2020

RIAI Architects in Global Architecture Exchanges

Jeana Gearty, a Director in O’Donnell + Tuomey is representing Ireland and the RIAI in a series of Global Architecture Exchanges on the ‘Relationships between Architecture and Culture’

Global Architecture Exchanges is an online series of talks brought to you by the RIBA, the RIAI and other professional institutes of architects from across the world*.

Topic 2: The relationships between Architecture and Culture - perspective from across the Globe - 17 November.








Jeana Gearty joined O’Donnell + Tuomey in 1999. She was appointed Associate in 2006 and Director in 2017.

Her first major project was UCD CRID. She has led and delivered award winning projects across sectors with particular expertise in educational design, housing and theatre. In particular she led the Timberyard Housing in Dublin and St Angela’s College, Cork and was Associate in charge of projects such as the Lyric Theatre Belfast, Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Cherry Orchard School, Galbally Housing and a number of one-off houses. Her current projects include a new 550 seat dance theatre and studios for Sadler’s Wells East, which is part of a wider new Cultural and Educational District in East London that includes new buildings for the V&A, BBC Music and London College of Fashion. She is leading the team for the Academic Hub and Library in Grangegorman as part of the TU Dublin Campus Masterplan. She is also delivering a landmark residential tower as part of a wider residential masterplan in Dublin.  Project: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London


See the programme for Topic 2 - Includes other speakers from the UK, China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand.

Register for Topic 2

Save the date for Topic 3

Topic 3: How will design cater for the forgotten generation (the elderly) post-COVID – 10 December

All events will be recorded and recordings will be available at a later date.

The RIAI speakers for topic 1 - session 1 and 2, which took place on 27 and 28 October were Valerie Mulvin FRIAI and Niall McCullough FRIAI of McCullough Mulvin Architects.

*These events are jointly hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architectural Society of China, the Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil, the Japan Institute of Architects, the Korean Institute of Architects, and the New Zealand Institute of Architects.