Margaret Brennan

Senior Architect

An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education


I have over 30 years of experience as an Architect and Project Team leader working in offices in Dublin, Boston, London and Berlin.

For 10 years I have been the Senior Architect and Project Team Lead on all Devolved Major School Projects on the Department of Education’s  Capital Programme.

As a Senior Architect I have provided  professional input and design guidance into the development of over 200 school projects. I manage the production of the Project Briefs and advise on the procurement of quality Design Teams for the future development of Primary and Post Primary schools projects in my remit.

I ensure the design quality of the learning environment is the priority at all stages of the Design process as we guide the Design Teams from inception through to completion of school building projects.

I am currently the Senior Architect delivering major projects through the  ETB’s (Educational Training Boards) 80 major projects at various stages of design. School Trusts Le Ceile, Ceist and ERST & JMB (Joint Managerial Boards) 20 Major projects.


I am the Senior Architect and Team lead on the NDFA (National Development Finance Agency) Devolved Programme where 40 major school projects are being delivered in Bundles on a Design and Build programme where I ensure the best option is delivered for our school patrons  and their pupils.

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