Grainne Hassett Dip Arch B Arch Sc FRIAI
School of Architecture
University of Limerick SAUL
AR 4005 Design Studio 3A (15 credits)
AR 4006 Design Studio 3B (15 credits)
AR 4044 Materials 1 (3 credits)
AR 4047 Architecture Intelligence Unit (3 credits)
AR 4055 Culture, Place and Environment (Visual Culture) (3 credits)
In Previous Academic Years, since 2005
AR 4019 Professional Practice (Law) (3 credits)
AR 4001 Design Studio 1A (15 credits)
AR 4002 Design Studio 1B (15 credits)
AR 4009 Design Studio 5A (15 credits)
AR 4010 Design Studio Thesis (18 credits)
AR 40xx PreThesis (3 Credits)
Key Architectural Projects
Regional Department of Social Protection Offices 2011-12, Youth and Community Centre 2003-2007, District Credit Union 1997, National School 2008, Parish Centre 2009, House in Woods 2011, Lightbox 2000, Housing and Creche 2007, several private residential schems, various Apartment and Mixed Use Schemes 1999-2007, Technology Park 2003, Youth Theatre 2002, Arts Facility 2010.
I have carried out research on architects/artists practice under the Kevin Kieran Irish Arts Council OPW Bursary for Research in Architecture 2004, publishing ‘The Necessary Contract’ (ISBN 978 0 9562379 0 3) as a result in 2010. This is a significant two part research award; the second part is a directly commissioned public building by the IrishState (at advanced design stage in 2012).
Key Urban Research Projects
The current 2013 SAUL IU, and the early projects of the research unit SAUL IU (SAUL Intelligence Unit), formed in 2009, particularly the ‘One City’ project, which worked to propose a basis for the spatial framework of the Mid West Region. Development control Reports directly commissioned from Grainne Hassett by Meath County Council, ADM, Kildare County Council. 2004/2007, Masterplan for Devoy Quarter for Kildare County Council, 1995 Report for Government Department of Housing and Urban Renewal on the fiscal, social and architectural effects of the first tranche of Tax Designated Urban Renewal Schemes (undertaken by Grainne Hassett on behalf of MOLA and carried out jointly with NIERC AND KPMG), 1997-8 numerous masterplans carried out for MOLA in Dublin Docklands, Customs House Docks phase 2 and tax designated zones in Co Carlow, Waterford and Limerick.
The Necessary Contract, ISBN 978 0 9562379 0 3 2010, this is a Key Written Research Project 2004 OPW Kevin Kieran Award for Architectural Research. (‘The Necessary Contract’ by Grainne Hassett published 2009/10).
Other Writing on my Published Built Work:
Full Irish (Book, Princeton Architectural Press 2009), Wired (U.K.) 1996. Archi 2000 (Swiss Architectural Publication). Night 1996 (New York Arts Review). New Irish Architecture (Books) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2012 Irish Arts Review 2002. Sculptors Society of Ireland Newsletter. Critical European Peer Journal A10 Architectural Periodical No 22. 2008. Tracings 2003 UCDSchool of Architecture Academic Refereed Publication
Born in Dublin, I graduated in architecture in 1991, B Arch TCD, Dip Arch Sc DIT, entering the RIAI as a Member in 1993, elected Fellow in 2000, establishing an architectural practice and teaching at UCD and DITSchools of Architecture from 1995 onwards.
Service to the Architectural Profession
Secretary of Board of Architectural Education, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) 2 years, Committee Member Board of Architectural Education, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) 2 years, with responsibility for developing a CPD Programme, Member RIAI Council 2001Member Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) 1995-2005, Vice President AAI 2001-2003.
Public Lecture, Vico Morcote, Lugano, Switzerland, October 2012, Public Lecture, Turin, June 2012 (‘Materia’ conference), Trinity College Dublin, January 2011, on Research carried out under the Kevin Kieran OPW Arts Council Architectural Research Bursary and ‘The Necessary Contract’. Dublin Institute of Technology 2008, 2007 Instituto Cervantes Dublin, October 2004 College Irlandais Paris, Yokohama School of Architecture 2005, Cork University 2005, RMIT Melbourne School of Architecture 2004, Architectural Association of Ireland 2002, KTH Stockholm 2001. Chairing Individual Session and Invited to panel to contribute to Plenary session AIARG Conference 2013.
Teaching and Examining.
UniversityCollegeDublinSchool of Architecture Studio Tutor 2000-2005. Leading a group in ‘Unplugged Turin’ Summer School workshop July 2012. Member of Editorial Board of ‘Tracings’,( refereed academic publication of the School of Architecture, Richview, UCD). Reviewing final thesis projects in Turin in 2012, regularly in Irish Architecture Schools and was formerly a design tutor at UCD and DITSchools of Architecture since 1995.
University of Limerick
Course Director SAUL School of Architecture 2007-2009. Since its inception in 2005, under the leadership of Professor Bucholz, Head of School, and my colleagues, I have been worked to shape the culture of the new school of Architecture at UL, additionally in the early development of the research unit SAUL IU (SAUL Intelligence Unit) 2009, particularly the ‘One City’ project, which worked to propose a basis for the spatial framework of the Mid West Region. I have, more recently, been involved in assisting to establish UL’s position on Practice led research, developing expanding Internationalisation strategies, trans-disciplinary strategies and new pedagogical strategies and building on SAUL connections with local government and local/global society.
Key Peer Reviewed Awards and Significant Premiated Architectural Competitions and Significant Exhibitions:
Selected for Exhibition in The Lives of Spaces Venice Architecture Biennale 2008,
Unplugged Turin 2012 workshop/conference series,
New Trends Europe Asia Oceania Exhibition 2004-5 (Lille, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cork, Melbourne, Korea)
Shortlist of ten Young Architect of the Year (U.K.) 2002.
AAI Downes Medal for Architectural Excellence 2007,
Architectural Association of Ireland Awards 2011, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1995.
Royal Institute of Ireland Awards 2001, 2000, highly commended 2008.
Exhibited Pompidou Centre 1994,
Europan Geneva 1994.
New York Storefront for Art and Architecture 1996,
Berlin Spreebogen Competition 1991.
Royal Hibernian Gallery Dublin 2006, and as an Invited Artist in the RHA in 2007, 2012,
Describing Architecture (Dublin) 2010, 2012.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland in 2000 in recognition of her contribution to Irish architectural practice.