• 30 Nov 2020

RIAI Architects in Global Architecture Exchanges

Fionnuala Rogerson FRIAI principal of Fionnuala Rogerson Architects and Isoilde Dillon FRIAI former Senior Architectural Advisor, The Housing Agency are representing Ireland and the RIAI in a series of Global Architecture Exchanges on the ‘How will design cater for the forgotten generation (older people) post-COVID?

Reflecting on housing for older people in Ireland by Isoilde Dillon and Fionnuala Rogerson will take place on 10 December from 7- 8.30am. 

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*.

Speakers Profile 









Fionnuala Rogerson, Principal of Fionnuala Rogerson Architects

Fionnuala Rogerson is principal of Fionnuala Rogerson Architects. She has completed numerous housing projects including supported housing for older people and housing for people with disabilities as well as community, sports and education facilities. In addition to teaching on the Professional Diploma (Architecture) course in University College Dublin she is the author of several publications on Universal and Inclusive Design. Since 2005 Fionnuala has been Co-director of the International Union of Architects (UIA) Work Programme “Architecture for All”, working with architects globally, to promote inclusive design as a fundamental component of architectural quality and sustainable built environment










Isoilde Dillon, former Senior Architectural Advisor, The Housing Agency

Isoilde Dillon is an architect and former architectural advisor on housing. She was the design and project architect for a number of award-winning healthcare buildings in Ireland and the U.K. and has also designed and project-managed many housing projects, including housing designed specifically for older people. Isoilde is the co-author of a guide on designing housing for people with mental illness, a guide to housing for older people and a resource for designing housing for people with disabilities. She recently completed a report on the design of social, affordable, and co-operative housing in Europe. 

Both Fionnuala Rogerson and Isoilde Dillon are members of the RIAI Universal Design taskforce.

See the programme for Topic 3 - Includes other speakers from the UK, China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand.


Register for Topic 3

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

The RIAI speakers for topic 2 - The relationships between Architecture and Culture - perspective from across the Globe took place 17 November. Jeana Gearty, a Director in O’Donnell + Tuomey represented Ireland and the RIAI.

*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.

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