Researchers at UCD

Dermot Foley

Studio Lecturer

School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Dublin 4



Dermot Foley (BAgrSc, BA, MLA, MILI) is a landscape architect in private practice, with commissions throughout Ireland and abroad. He has taught landscape architecture part-time at UCD since 2001 and is also engaged at research level with the School of Architecture and the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD. His teaching responsibilities include landscape architecture studio, landscape history, graphic communications, landscape materials & construction, design thesis and professional practice studies. Dermot is recipient of Europe-40-Under-40 and many other awards across a wide range of project types, including research, conservation and built work. He maintains a general approach to design, using teaching, research, design and construction experience concurrently in order to foster a holistic approach to the wide-ranging discipline of landscape architecture. In practice he has employed landscape architects, architects, urban designers, horticulturalists and horticultural therapists in order to further develop this approach to the discipline. Dermot has taught, as a guest lecturer and critic, at many schools of architecture in Ireland, the UK and France.  


Honours and Awards

Year: 2010.
Title: Europe 40-Under-40


Association: Irish Landscape Institute, Function/Role: The promotion of landscape architecture in Ireland



Foley, D., Canz, S., Kamvasinou, K., Diedrich, L. (2011) Artifice. London: Blackdog Publishing. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Foley, D., Tynan, E. (2012) 'The relationship between landscape representation and landscape design'. The Journal of Architecture, 17 (1). [Details]
Collier, M., Nedović-Budić, Z., Aerts, J., Connop, S., Foley, D., Foley, K., Newport, D., McQuaid, S., Slaev, A., Verburg, P. (2013) 'Transitioning to resilience and sustainability in urban communities'. Cities, . [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

Dermot's research activity includes emergent research, archival research, research by practice and innovative approaches to teaching. His areas of interest are landscape history, urban resilience and graphic communication.

Projects include:
Transitioning Towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability (TURAS), Europe-wide
Forestry, not Forest, Dublin, Ireland
Conservation plan for Mountjoy Square, Dublin, Ireland
Landscape strategy for Sculpture in the Parklands, Offaly, Ireland
Innovative campus design for Kingston University, London, UK
Where will the flyover go?, Newcastle, UK



Modules Coordinated

201300   LARC40390     Landscape Architecture: Landscape Studio 4A
201300   LARC40350     Landscape Architecture: Professional Practice studies
201300   LARC20140     Landscape Architecture: Landscape Materials & Construc