Siobhán Ní Éanaigh



A skilled architect and design thinker with decades of professional experience in Ireland and mainland Europe including with the IBA Berlin’84/87. A founding partner/director of McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects with strengths of high quality public sector architecture - the practice work being nominated for the 2010 OECD Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities, its design for Smithfield Public Space winning the inaugural joint CCCB European Prize for Urban Public Space, and in 2017 a UIA Medal for Coláiste Ailigh. A previous Board Member of An Chomhairle Éalaíon / The Arts Council of Ireland, she has been awarded an EU Research Fellowship and a PhD in Architecture and Design.



UCD, National University of Ireland - B Arch Hons :1978

University of Virginia, Post Graduate School Charlottesville VA, USA : 1977

RIAI Grade III Conservation Architect : 2011

EU Marie Curie Adapt-r Research Fellowship : 2014 -16

PhD in Architecture and Design : RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia : 2018



de Blacam and Meagher Architects, Dublin : 1998-80, 84, 85

Josef Paul Kleihues, Rorup + Berlin, Germany : 1981, 82

IBA Berlin ’84/’87, Germany: 1982, 83

Private practice with Michael McGarry, Drogheda + Dublin :1985 - ongoing



Fellow : Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (FRIAI)

Member : Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Member : Group 91 Architects : 1991 - 98 (winners of the Temple Bar Framework Plan and the RTPI Abercrombie Gold Medal)

Practice Member : Urban Projects (winners of the DDDA Competition, the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing 2003/4) and Dublin Central Architects.

Hon Secretary, RIAI Board of Architectural Education: 1996 - 98

Board Member, An Chomhairle Éalaíon / The Arts Council of Ireland : 1998 - 2003

Partner/Director, McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects:…ongoing



Design tutor/lecturer in Architecture, UCD (NUI) : 1987- 97, TUDublin 2018 - ongoing 

External Examiner in Architecture -

University College Dublin (NUI) Ireland : 2002 - 04

Centro de Estudios Superiores Universitarios de Galicia (Cesuga), Spain: 2005 - 07

Queens University Belfast, UK: 2007- 09

University of Limerick, Ireland : 2010 - 13, 2015, 2018

External Panelist - International Conference on ‘Practice-Based Research at the Academy’ - VT University, Alexandria, WAAC, USA : 2018

Visiting Lecturer in architecture + design - RMIT University, Melbourne,  AUS : 2019

External Panelist + Lecturer - TU Berlin Entwurfsfachgebiete Architektur + Landschaftsarchitektur / PEP Programme Kolloquium Berlin, Germany : 2019 

External Critic in Architecture: UCD, DIT (now TUDublin), UCC, QUB, UU, RMIT - ongoing



PhD 2018 - ‘Unearthing Ground in Architecture …ethical behaviour…physical manifestation…colour register’.

Fellowship 2016 - EU Marie Curie Adapt-r - Research papers / work packages on both 

‘Tacit Knowledge’ and ‘Methods'.



Founding Partner (with Michael McGarry) of a client focused, design-based architectural practice with overall design responsibility for a range of designed and built projects from furniture, individual houses to housing, public buildings in particular schools, public infrastructures - a body of work dating from the mid 1980’s recognised in over 70 peer and public reviews, award schemes and prizes.