RIAI Conference 2023
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  • October 11th - October 12th
  • RDS & Online

RIAI Conference 2023


Join the RIAI on 11 and 12 October in the RDS Dublin for the RIAI Conference 2023 – the largest architectural conference and networking event in Ireland and an unmissable date in the diary for the built environment sector. This year’s theme #Collaboration puts a spotlight on the collaborative nature of architecture, as well as highlighting that the challenges we are facing – climate change, affordable housing and the need for liveable cities and towns – can only be solved through collaboration.

The RIAI Conference takes place alongside the Architecture + Building Expo, featuring many of Ireland’s leading building technology providers. Other conference highlights include the Rising Stars evening on Wednesday 11 October to celebrate new talent in Irish architecture.

This year’s RIAI Conference Sponsor is once again OUTHAUS, who has been a supporter of the RIAI Conference since 2016.

Our exciting line up of speakers includes Mikhail Riches who delivered the regeneration of Europe’s largest listed housing estate, Park Hill, Phase 2, in Sheffield. Níall McLaughlin, RIBA Stirling Prize Winner for the New Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge and Architect for the award-winning International Rugby Experience in Limerick. Tonje Frydenlund from Norwegian Architects Snøhetta. Pooja Agrawal, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of social enterprise Public Practice, which recruits urban design professionals to join local authorities who are experiencing a skills’ need.

Maire Donnelly, Chairperson of the Climate Change Advisory Council and MEP Ciarán Cuffe will set the context for Climate Change Action through Retrofit. Rachel Hoolahan, from leading London practice Orms will discuss research into material passports. We also look forward to hear from multidisciplinary teams on current Irish retrofit projects. The issue of gender equity and diversity in the architecture profession and built environment will be discussed by Dr Dervla MacManus and Dr. Carole Pollard. We are again delighted to have the Conference chaired by architect and broadcaster Róisín Murphy. For regular updates on the speakers please visit 'Meet the Speakers'.


RIAI Member Rate
RIAI Member (Two day ticket) Online & RDS / In-Person - €235 
RIAI Member (One day ticket) Online & RDS / In-Person  -  €145 

Non-member (Two day ticket) Online & RDS / In-Person  - €280
Non-member (One day ticket) Online & RDS / In-Person  -  €195

Student Rate
The RIAI is delighted to announce that all students of Architecture and Architectural Technology have access to the RIAI Conference for FREE* with thanks to the kind support of Cement Manufacturers Ireland (CMI).  *To be eligible for the student rate, you will need to be in full-time education.

The RIAI Pop-Bookshop will return to the Conference and Architecture + Building Expo with a wealth of new titles.


RIAI Premier Conference Sponsor

RIAI Premier Conference Sponsor

Conference Student Rate Sponsor

Conference Student Rate Sponsor

Contact Details & Location

RDS Main Hall Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 & Online

Main Contact: Sonila Papa
Tel: +353 (0)1 669 1483
E-mail: communications@riai.ie