- Breen, Noreile
- Bucholz, Prof. Merritt
- BuronGarcia, Javi
- Carroll, Sylvia
- Carroll, Peter
- Carty, Gerard
- Dunn, Miriam
- Feeney, Declan
- Flynn, Morgan
- Frohburg, Jan
- Griffin, Andrew
- Guinane, Noel
- Hassett, Grainne
- Hatz, Prof. Elizabeth
- Laroussi, Maxim
- Lewis, Prof. David J.
- McCarthy, Fran
- Moylan, Prof. Tom
- O’Donovan, Eddie
- Petrie, Graham
- Ryan, Dr. Anna
- Scalbert, Irenee
- Shaw, Dr. Lytle
- Varnelis, Dr. Kazys
- Walker, Simon
- Walsh, Gerard
- Webb, Rosie
Dr. Anna Ryan
I am an architect and cultural geographer, having graduated with a B.Arch. first class honours from the School of Architecture, University College Dublin in 2000 and a PhD from the Department of Geography, University College Cork in 2008. I practised as an architect with Grafton Architects in Dublin for two years and was editor of building material, the journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland, for another two years. From 2002 to 2004 I was a part-time tutor in Geography at UCC, and from 2004 to 2006 was a part-time tutor in Architecture at UCD. Since 2007 I am a full-time Lecturer (below the bar) in Architecture at SAUL where I follow particular interests in landscape, writing, drawing and photography through my teaching and research. A monograph emerging from my PhD research, Where Land Meets Sea: coastal explorations of landscape, representation and spatial experience, was published by Ashgate in 2012.
Dr. Anna Ryan, B.Arch. (UCD), PhD (UCC).
The modules I teach for the Academic Year 2012-13 are:
AR4009 Design Studio 5A
AR 4010 Design Studio 5B
AR4031 History and Theory of Architecture 1
AR4032 History and Theory of Architecture 2
AR4033 History and Theory of Architecture 3
AR4417 Digital Media and Representation: Photography
I have also taught the following modules for multiple semesters and years since 2007:
AR4001 Design Studio 1A
AR4002 Design Studio 1B
AR4021 Drawing and Representation 1
AR4022 Drawing and Representation 2
AR4023 Drawing and Representation 3
AR4024 Drawing and Representation 4
AR4034 History and Theory of Architecture 4
My research follows interests in landscape, the coast, and modes of writing. I am developing work on a number of research projects: the practice of architecture writing / spatial writing, through the writing of narrative fiction and creative non-fiction in specific physical contexts; an exploration of the writing of landscape in particular contemporary Irish literature; a multi-disciplinary exploration into twentieth-century representations of landscape and Irishness; and a visual and textual study of the Irish seaside resort through contemporary student photography paralleled with eighteenth to twentieth century travel writing and nascent tourist literature.
2012 Ryan, Anna. Where Land Meets Sea: Coastal Explorations of Landscape, Representation and Spatial Experience. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012
Book Chapters and Essays:
2012 Ryan, Anna. “Writing Architecture” in ie: Patterns of Thought, editors, Ellen Rowley and Maxim Laroussi. Dublin: Architecture Republic, 2012
2005 Ryan, Anna. “My Yellow Wood?” in Grillner, Katja, Per Glembrandt and Sven-Olov Wallenstein, eds. 2005. 01. AKAD: Experimental Research in Architecture and Design, p.86-89
2013 Ryan, Anna. “Language, learning, literature, landscape and the law in contemporary Ireland” in Pedroli, Bas et. al., Editors, Landscape and Imagination: towards a new baseline for education in a changing world, Paris, 2013 Full publication details forthcoming.
2008 Ryan, Anna. “Review of “Contemporary Irish Architecture” by Gerry O’Leary” in The Irish Arts Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, Autumn 2008, p.144
2005 Ryan, Anna. “Makescape: my diary of landscape” in building material 13, Architectural Association of Ireland, April 2005, p.68-71
2005 Ryan, Anna. “‘scape’-ing the land?” in Chimera No.20, UCC Department of Geography 2005, p.132-138
2004 Ryan, Anna. “the how-ness of feeling” in Chimera No.19, UCC Department of Geography 2004, p.54-62
2004 Ryan, Anna. Editorial: “Architecture and Culture”, building material, Issue 11 (March 2004). http://architecturalassociation.ie/
2003 Ryan, Anna. “Re-view: exploring the Docklands of Cork” in Chimera No.18, UCC Department of Geography 2003, p.70-77
2003 Ryan, Anna. Editorial: “Architectural Competitions”, building material, Issue 9 (Jan 2003). http://architecturalassociation.ie/
2003 Ryan, Anna. Editorial: “Architecture and (Dis)Ability”, building material, Issue
10 (June 2003) http://architecturalassociation.ie/
2012 Ryan, Anna. “Education News: SAUL” in Architecture Ireland, Vol. 5, No. 265, Sept-Oct 2012, p.13
2012 Ryan, Anna. “Education News: SAUL” in Architecture Ireland, Vol. 3, No. 263, May-June 2012, p.24
2011 Ryan, Anna. “Education News: SAUL” in Architecture Ireland, Vol. 6, No. 260, p.11
2011 Ryan, Anna. “Education News: SAUL” in Architecture Ireland, Vol. 4, No. 258, p.21
Conference Papers presented:
2013 “Oileán: a narrative of change” at the 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, July 2013. Forthcoming
2013 “Language, learning, literature, landscape and the law in contemporary Ireland” at Landscape and Imagination: towards a new baseline for education in a changing world, International Scientific Conference of UNISCAPE, Paris, May 2013
2013 ““The Loveliest Place I know”: re-presenting the Irish seaside resort” at Emerging Research, the 2nd Annual Conference of the All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG), Limerick, January 2013
2009 “Method as philosophy: fielding the research experience between architecture and geography” at Field/Work, the 6th International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, (AHRA) Edinburgh, November 2009
2009 “Philosophy and the Everyday – generating awareness of embodied spatial knowledge” at Flesh and Space: Intertwining Merleau-Ponty and Architecture conference at the International Merleau-Ponty Circle philosophy conference, The Experience and Expression of Space, Mississippi State University, September 2009
2009 “Beyond Landscape: conceptual stasis as revealed through the condition of the coast” at the Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork, May 2009
2008 Visual exhibition of A0 board of participant-led photographs at session entitled Photographs Matter at Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, London
2005 “Methodologies and spatialities” at Understanding public spaces: exploring methods held by the Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick
2005 “The Sixth Sense” at session entitled Embodying Feminisms at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London
2004 “Territory and Process” at (Re)Discovering Aesthetics, jointly held by the Department of Philosophy, Department of Art History and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Invited Lectures given:
2013 “Why We Write” at the Architectural Students Association (ASA) Writing Architecture symposium, at Dublin Institute of Technology, February 2013. Invited by Andrew Murphy.
2012 “Constructing’ the (mobile) Irish landscape”: four lectures to 2nd Year BA Geography and Archaeology students at NUIG Galway as part of the new module TI 254: Space, Place and the Irish landscape, funded by the NUIG-UL Alliance Seed Funding, October 2012. Invited by Dr. John Morrissey.
2012 “Where Land Meets Sea: Coastal Explorations of Landscape, Representation and Spatial Experience” at Monday Market, School of Architecture, University College Dublin, October 2012. Invited by Emmett Scanlon.
2012 “Following a hunch” at i2a, istituto internazionale di architettura, Vico Morcote, Switzerland. Invited by Prof. Merritt Bucholz.
2012 Panellist at Critical Perspectives on Resource Justice: lessons from the field, Annual Symposium of the MA in Environment, Society and Development, National University of Ireland Galway, August 2012. Invited by Dr. John Morrissey and Dr. Alma Clavin.
2012 “The Design Studio as Way of Learning” at Centre for Teaching and Learning Conversations in the Consortium, University of Limerick, February 2012. Invited by Mary Fitzpatrick.
2011 “Landscape: from stasis to mobility” at Space Identity and the Authentic, at Irish World Academy for Music and Dance, University of Limerick, October 2011. Invited by Éamon Costello.
2011 “Cois Farraige” and “Where Land Meets Sea” at On Dublin culture and coastline: seminar for Yale students of Architecture, Grafton Architects, Henrietta Street, Dublin, September 2011. Invited by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.
2011 “Where Land Meets Sea” at Ireland’s Living Space – Lectures @ SAUL, September 2011. Invited by Peter Carroll.
2009 “Method as philosophy: fielding the research experience between architecture and geography” at Fieldwork, UCD School of Architecture, April 2009. Invited by Prof. Hugh Campbell.
2009 “Cork…the inside from the outside” at Cities, SAUL, February 2009. Invited by Ger Carty.
2009 “Cois Farraige” at Water: A Vertical Project, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, January 2009. Invited by Gary Boyd.
2005 “Norway to Ireland – experiencing the coast” at North Atlantic Rim Symposium, Reykjavík, Iceland. Invited by Elin and Carmen Corneil.
Seminar Papers presented:
2012 “Pin-ups, portfolios and book clubs: Expert critique, peer review and self-assessment at SAUL” with Jan Frohburg, at 3rd Science and Engineering Teaching and Learning Day, University of Limerick, May 2012.
Co-organizer (with Jan Frohburg) of Emerging Research, the 2nd Annual Conference AIARG – All Ireland Architectural Research Group – 25th – 26th January 2013. See https://saulstudio.ie/aiarg2013/
Conference Sessions Organised:
2011 Unfolding Presences: Landscape and Memory, with Dr. Ronan Foley and Dr.
Karen Till of NUIM, at Conference of Irish Geographers, Mary Immaculate
College Limerick, May 2011.
Conference Sessions Chaired:
2012 Figure + Ground at Untitled: All Ireland Architectural Research Group Inaugural Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology, January 2012.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
Sharon O’Brien, current PhD student, Spatial Investigations of a Cultural Landscape (Co-supervision with Prof. Merritt Bucholz).
Rosemarie Webb, M.Arch. (2009) Developing a Living City Process: An Architect’s Approach to Enabling Interdisciplinary Practice in Infrastructure Development. (Co-supervision with Prof. Merritt Bucholz).
Book Reviews of Where Land Meets Sea:
2013 Wiseman, Sam. “Review of Where Land Meets Sea: Coastla Explorations of Landscape, Representation and Spatial Experience” in The Kelvingrove Review, Issue 10: Reality / Illusion, TKR10_8, March 2013. http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_249373_en.pdf
2013 forthcoming. Donaghy, Marcus. “Review of Where Land Meets Sea”, in Architecture Ireland. Full publication details to follow.
2008 Graduated from University College Cork on 10 Dec 2008 with a PhD entitled Territory and Process: an exploration of the wholeness of spatial experience at the meeting of land and sea undertaken at the Department of Geography under the supervision of Dr. Denis Linehan and Prof. Robert Devoy of the Department of Geography. No changes to be made to thesis following Viva. External Examiner: Professor Tim Cresswell, Royal Holloway, University of London.
2000 Graduated from University College Dublin on 30 June 2000 with a Bachelor of Architecture, 1st Class Honours.
University of Limerick Committees:
– Coiste na Gaeilge;
Previously a member of:
– Student Advisor Working Group;
– UL Practicum Management Committee.
Science and Engineering Faculty Committees:
– Faculty Research Committee;
– UL Design Forum.
Previously a member of:
– Flexible Learning Committee;
– Review of Science and Engineering Taught Postgraduate Programmes;
2013 Interviewed by Marcus Connaughton for Seascapes, RTE Radio 1, broadcast on 1 March 2013. Listen at: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/seascapes/podcasts/
2012 My research and teaching was featured in two newspaper articles by John Rainsford: “This Limerick Life” in The Limerick Leader, 14 July 2012 and The Clare Champion, 20 July 2012.
2008 Featured playing cello in Università Bocconi, Milan and the Department of Finance building in Dublin, as part of the film Anchor and Animation made about Grafton Architects and exhibited as part of The Lives Of Spaces – Ireland’s participation at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Biennale) held in Venice, September – November 2008.
Aug 2002 – March 2004
I was editor of building material, the bi-annual journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland. I was editor for 3 issues of this journal which considers critical issues of architectural theory and practice in Ireland. For past issues see http://architecturalassociation.ie
June 2000 – Aug 2002
Architect with Grafton Architects, Dublin. I was part of the design team for the winning entry to the invited international competition for the Università Luigi Bocconi in Milan which won the World Building of the Year 2008 at the World Architecture Festival, Barcelona. I worked as project architect for Loreto Community School in Milford, Co. Donegal and as site architect for an office building on Little Strand Street, Dublin.
2011 I was shortlisted for the Shannon Consortium Regional Award for
Excellence in Higher Education Teaching, 2011.
Selected Research Awards:
2003 – 2006 Three-year Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) €12,700 x 3 = €38,000.
2006 Ireland Canada University Foundation Award (ICUF) of €5000 to explore
the changing nature of cultural, spatial and environmental relationships along Ireland’s west coast and Eastern maritime Canada, as part of the North Atlantic Rim Project, a research collaboration between four schools of architecture in Ireland, Canada, Norway & Iceland.
2004 -2005 Professional Training and Development Award of €2415 from The Arts
Council of Ireland to attend a series of three ‘Writing Architecture’ workshops held by AKAD in Stockholm, Sweden.
2002 Shortlisted for the 2002 Arts Council / Office of Public Works Kevin Kieran
Award, an architectural research and travel award of €50,000.