Mark Lacey-Avila

Senior Architect, Planning & Building Unit

An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education


Senior Architect with over 20 years experience in the private and public sectors. Having recently joined the Department of Education in 2021, Mark supports new build streams within the Department’s Planning & Building Unit. He is recently responsible for Additional School Accommodation, ASA, while continuing to advise on Design & Build, D&B, delivery.


As an evolving and expanding stream with over 1200 schools, his role requires bringing a coherent focus to a broad ranging, challenging and fiscally complex delivery stream, once the mainstay of small school extensions. Mark’s extensive private sector experience of challenging projects at all stages of design and construction ensures considered and sensitive approach required for interfacing with the myriad of complex developing briefs for the wide ranging needs of Ireland’s student population.

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