Ronan McCann

MRIAI 

Director​

Ronan first worked with McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects as an architectural assistant during his studies in University College Dublin before returning following his graduation with first class honours in 2009. Throughout his circa 15 years with McGarry Ní Éanaigh he has worked on a wide variety of projects and proposals including housing, commercial, retail, urban design, education and recreation projects at a variety of stages and scales. Ronan’s strengths lie in resolving complex brief and regulatory requirements through architectural design, the effective communication of architectural solutions, and their realisation through the procurement, contract and construction processes. In his 15 years experience Ronan has worked on projects at all levels of responsibility - as both assistant and project lead - providing him with a strong holistic understanding of the architectural design and construction processes. Ronan has a particular interest in architectural modelmaking and drawing and their role in the design process, and has realised a number of installations and exhibition pieces as part of ResPublica.ie. He also has particular expertise in the area of Contract Administration, with a focus on the Public Works Contracts suite, and was awarded the prestigious Nael G. Bunni Medal for outstanding course work in the Trinity College Dublin Construction Law and Contract Administration Postgraduate Diploma Course in 2021.
 

EDUCATION

Trinity College Dublin, Prof Dipl Construction Law and Contract Management (Distinction) 2020-2021
University College Dublin, Prof Dipl Architecture 2011-2012
University College Dublin, BArch (1.1 Hons) 2006-2009
University College Dublin, BSc (Arch) (Hons) 2002-2005

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

MRIAI (2014)

CAREER HISTORY

mgné architects - Director 2022-Present

McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects - Architect leading to Senior Architect, Associate, Director 2014-2021

McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects incl. Dublin Central Architects - Architectural Assistant Part 1 and Part II 2005-08 & 2009-2013

PROFESSIONAL & VOLUNTARY INVOLVEMENTS

President, and Programme Curator, Architectural Association of Ireland, 2015-2017 (previous committee involvements include Vice-President and Honorary Secretary)

Council Member and Board of Directors, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 2015

Partner and Member of ResPublica.ie, a non-profit, collaborative group of architects with a shared interest in public space, modernism and the city. Engaging in built interventions, research, public discussion, and collaborative design projects 2012-2015

Main Organiser, Programme Curator and Workshop Tutor, at the European Architecture Students Assembly (EASA) 2008, and EASA National Coordinator for Ireland from 2005-08

Board of Directors EASA Ireland Ltd 2007-2013, a company limited by guarantee formed to host the European Architecture Students Assembly 2008

OTHER SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

Distinction and Nael G. Bunni Medal in 2021 for outstanding course work in the Trinity College Dublin Construction Law and Contract Administration Postgraduate Diploma Course

National Building Agency Foley Scholarship for Architecture 2002-2009

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