RIAI Conference 2014 - Day 2
  • October 12th - October 13th
  • RDS

RIAI Conference 2014 - Day 2

Architecture Now – From Policy to the Common Place
  • 09:00 Welcome

    Robin Mandal, FRIAI, RIAI President

  • 09:30 Session 1: The Learning Arena

    Yvonne Farrell FRIAI and Shelley McNamara FRIAI, Grafton Architects
    Looking at the work of multi-award winning internationally renowned Irish
    practice Grafton Architects

  • 10:15 Session 2: BC(A)R

    Joe Kennedy, FRIAI, Architect

  • 10:45 Session 3: Making a Business out of Architecture

    John Mulcahy, Former Head of Asset Management in NAMA: I Wouldn't Start form Here

    John will look at the economic climate in which architects are operating, andIreland post economic crash

    Professor Rob Kitchin, NUI Maynooth: Housing in Ireland: From Crisis to Crisis

    He will discuss the housing landscape over the last 20 years and how it has changed.

  • 12:00 Session 4: Breakout

    Breakout 1:

    The Value V Money Conversation
    Andrew Keogh, Managing Director, Aristo
    Andrew will address the current business environment in which practices operate and focus on developing USP

    Procurement - Tips on Working the System
    Wayne Dignam, Managing Director, Tender Team. Wayne will discuss how to win business through tenders, proposals and pitches

    Breakout 2: DoCoMoMo Modern and Sustainable

    Simon Walker, MRIAI, Architect. Simon briefly outlines an expanded vision for the role of DoCoMoMo Ireland in the conservation of C20th Irish architecture, working in cooperation with the membership of the RIAI, as an introduction to keynote speaker Gillian Darley, president of The Twentieth Century Society. Words on Architecture
    Gillian Darley, Architectural Historian. A Mid-20th Century Angle

  • 14:00 Session 5: Developing Practice Through Deisng Competition

    Cian Deegan, MRIAI, TAKA • O’Daly Architects •
    Heneghan Peng • David Jameson, MRIAI •
    Denis Byrne, MRIAI, • Ralph Bingham, FRIAI

    A series of short presentations on competition research, why you do them? how you approach them? how do you manage them? are they a useful tool in practice?

  • 14:30 Session 6: Designing Place Software

    Arthur Acheson, Chair Ministerial Advisory Group,Northern Ireland
    Administrators and project managers may not understand the holistic nature of design and tend to introduce designers too late. Research in the USA indicates that the success of a place is 80% due to its managementand only 20% to its design. Yet projectmanagers often fail to allocate sufficient resources to the design of the management ofpublic places. This has caused failures, not of design but of briefing. The presentation will indicate how design can be embedded much earlier into projects and indicate successful outcomes of such processes.

  • 15:30 Aligning a Small Practice with a BIM Workflow

    David Miller, UK Architect
    This presentation will describe the evolution of a small architecture practice into a BIM centric enterprise model as a response to the UK government’s mandation of Level 2 BIM by 016. The presentation will be in two parts. Firstly exploring why change was necessary, the process undertaken, and the outcomes forthe practice. The second part will illustrate byexample the productivity and efficiency gains.


Contact Details & Location

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
8 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

The RIAI is open Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm