Ireland’s Learning Spaces & Environments Event

Covering: Early Childhood/Pre-School. Primary Education. Post Primary Education. Further Education and Training. Higher Education.

“The Education Buildings Ireland 2020 conference will be first of its kind in Ireland. We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales who are involved in the planning and delivery of education infrastructure. We look forward to engaging with them over the two days of the conference and building relationships into the future. 

The conference provides a very important networking opportunity for all stakeholders involved in planning and delivery of education infrastructure. We aim to work together to help create high quality learning environments for all students and learners.

The speakers, each of whom have proven track records in education provision, and are all leaders in their respective areas, will provide invaluable insights for all those involved in the design, build, maintenance, management, and performance of education buildings.”

Hubert Loftus, Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for the Building and Planning Unit, Department of Education and Skills.

Confirmed Speakers:

Margaret Brennan

Senior Architect

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna | Department of Education and Skills

Ger Casey

Chief Executive Officer

Grangegorman Development Agency

Patrick Clark

Architectural Director

HLM Architects

Kevin Cooper

Director

NORR Architecture

Pat Curran

Principal

St Angela’s College

Andy Dailly

Head of School Building

Scottish Government

Professor Andrew Deeks

President

University College Dublin

Sarah Denton

Education Specialist

Portakabin

John Dolan BEng (Hons), M.Sc. Fire Eng, H.Dip, CEng, MIEI

Senior Engineer, Planning & Building Unit

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna | Department of Education and Skills

Ailish Drake

Director

Drake|Hourigan

Gerry Foley

Headmaster

Belvedere College SJ

Philip Gardner PhD

Partnership Director

Space Zero

Jeana Gearty

Director

O'Donnell + Tuomey

Johanna Gill

President

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

Helen Groves

Architect Director, National Head of Education

Atkins

Karen Hawkshaw

Senior Architect (acting), Planning & Building Unit

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna | Department of Education and Skills

Conor Hourigan

Director

Drake|Hourigan

Ruth Hynes

Senior Design Researcher

Atkins

Dr Wes Imms

Associate Professor of Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, a Director of the University of Melbourne's Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), and Director of LEaRN@MGSE

Andy King

Deputy Managing Director

Wernick Buildings Limited

Anthony Langan RIBA RIAI

Director and Education Sector Lead

AHR

Hubert Loftus

Rúnaí Cúnta | Assistant Secretary

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna | Department of Education and Skills

Gareth Long

Director

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Stephen Long

Associate Director Education

Scottish Futures Trust

Niall Lowther

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna | Department of Education and Skills

Greg Maher

Education and Healthcare Specialist

Portakabin Ireland

Stefan Matthews

Department of Education and Skills

Larry McEvoy FSCSI, FRICS

Manager (Professional and Technical), Planning and Building Unit

Department of Education and Skills, Tullamore

Nicola McKay

Studio Director and Regional Lead Ireland

HLM Architects

Lorraine McMorrow

Digital Construction Manager

The McAvoy Group

Eamon Murphy

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board

Ruth O’Herlihy

Director

McCullough Mulvin Architects

Neal O’Leary

Programme Director, 21st Century Schools and Colleges

Welsh Government

Richard Rice

Director

Healy Partners Architects

Rev. Dr Dermot Ryan

President

St Kieran's College

Tony Sheppard

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna | Department of Education and Skills

Scott Tacchi

Head of Modern Methods of Construction

Department for Education

Mark Thompson

Director

Thompson Architects

Alison Watson MBE HonFCInstCES

Chief Executive

Class Of Your Own

Dr Sharon Wright

Senior Associate

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Venue: O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin