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Emmett Scanlon

Lecturer

School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

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Email: emmett.scanlon@ucd.ie

Biography

Emmett Scanlon participates and engages widely in architecture in Ireland and his personal practice includes the design and construction of buildings, academic research, teaching architecture, the development of national policy in architecture and architectural criticism. He graduated from University College Dublin with a BArch degree in 1997 and with an MArchSc degree in 2001. He has been teaching in U.C.D. Architecture since 1999 and was appointed Lecturer in Architecture in 2006 is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland since 2000 and is accredited in Architectural Conservation by the R.I.A.I.

Emmett joined Grafton Architects in 1997, and was Project Director there from 2003-2006. Emmett worked on a variety of projects including the Solstice Meath Arts Centre, offices in Dublin City University, the North Kildare Educate Together School, new offices at Merrion Row, Dublin and Housing and Offices in Bjorvika, Oslo, Norway. He was part of the competition winning team for the new faculty building for Universita Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy, which won the inaugural World Building of the Year Award in 2008.

Since establishing CASTarchitecture, Emmett has worked closely with public and private clients  across a variety of projects and scales of work. Emmett has over 15 years experience in construction and is skilled at working with clients, collaborators and contractors, often within restricted budgets and timeframes. Currently Emmett is designing an exhibition pavilion for the Irish EU Presidency 2013 for PIVOT Dublin.

In 2006, Emmett was appointed Architectural Adviser to the Arts Council. Emmett was reappointed in 2011 following an open tender. Having worked with the Arts Council to deliver a research study into Public Engagement in Architecture, Emmett was involved in the development of the Engaging with Architecture Scheme in 2010, in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht, under the auspices of the Government Policy on Architecture. This scheme funds projects which specifically aim to bring architecture to an audience in Ireland, is the first of its kind in Ireland and is now in its third year. Emmett is continuing to develop public engagement initiatives in his role as Adviser and is currently working on the development of an Engagement in Architecture handbook in partnership with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Emmett continues to carry out independent academic research, is currently research lead on a new national study into Research in Architecture in Ireland, and he recently co-wrote a paper for the Royal Irish Academy on the phenomena of the contemporary house extension in Dublin.

Emmett is the Irish correspondent for A10, the journal for New European Architecture, and a regular contributor to national and international magazines and journals.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - The Restaurant at Brown Thomas, Dublin
Year: 2003.
Title: Special Mention - A.A.I. Architecture Awards [Grafton Architects]
Year: 2004.
Title: Downes Bronze Medal - A.A.I. Architecture Awards [Grafton Architects]
Year: 2007.
Title: Award - A.A.I. Architecture Awards [Grafton Architects]
Year: 2010.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Best House Extension
Year: 2011.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Highly Commended - Best House Extension
Year: 2012.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Best House Extension
Year: 1999.
Title: Winner - UCD Open Postgraduate Scholarship in Architecture
Year: 1997.
Title: Winner - R.I.A.I - Travelling Scholarship
Year: 1996.
Title: Award - UCD Examination Scholarship
Year: 1995.
Title: Award - UCD Examination Scholarship

Associations

Association: Architectural Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Ordinary Member
Association: Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland M.R.I.A.I., Function/Role: Member [Professional Institute]
     

Conference Contributions

Scanlon, E (2013) Research Scoping Study in Architecture - Findings. [Invited Lecture], Emerging Research - All Ireland Architecture Research Group, University of Limerick , 25-JAN-13 - 26-JAN-13.
Scanlon, E., Kenny, P., Campbell, H. (2011) Presentation of Methodology of Research Scoping Study in Architecture. [Invited Oral Presentation], See the Light 2011 - Ireland's Built Environment Reaching for Zero, School of Architecture, Richview, University College Dublin , 13-OCT-11 - 13-OCT-11.
Scanlon, E. (2011) A one day colloquium on research in architecture in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Research in Architecture Colloquium, UCD Architecture, Richview, University College Dublin , 24-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11.
Scanlon, E. (2012) A half-day colloquium on participation in architecture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Architecture, Practice, Participation, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Dublin , 20-NOV-12 - 20-NOV-12.
Scanlon, E. Pike, M (2012) Habitus - Social Anthropology of the Dublin House Extension. [Oral Presentation], UNTITLED - All Ireland Architecture Research Group, Dublin , 20-JAN-12 - 21-JAN-12.
Scanlon, E; (2009) Vital Signs is a programme of arts and health events that took place in Dublin in October 2009. It included a conference in the Royal College of Physicians (October 15), a national exhibition in five venues in Dublin 8 (October 14 - 21), and a series of opinion pieces about arts and health practice. [Chaired Session], Vital Signs - Arts and Health in Context, Dublin , 15-OCT-09 - 15-OCT-09.
Scanlon, E Cremin, S; (2007) Curated exhibtion as part of the Defining Space conference. [Other], Defining Space, Newman House, University College Dublin , 11-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07.
Scanlon E, Cremin S; (2007) Putting the Corridor in Perspective - intital research into the social and spatial potential of circulation spaces, presented as part of the Defining Space exhibtion. [Other], Defining Space, Newman House , 11-OCT-07 - 13-NOV-07.
Scanlon,E; (2007) The role of the architect and architecture in making homes, not housing and Arts Council policy in Architecture. [Invited Oral Presentation], des/IRE - designing houses for contemporary Ireland, Cork , 24-MAY-07 - 25-MAY-07.
Scanlon, E; (2001) Realisms in British Architecture, Townscape and Modular Design, 1950-60. [International Refereed Conference], Realisms in European Architecture 1930-1960, Milan Politecnico, Italy , 11-DEC-01 - 12-DEC-01.

Committees

Committee : Architectural Association of Ireland
Committee : Government Policy on Architecture 2009-15 - "Public Awareness Committee"
Committee : Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland - Young Practice Committee

Employment

Employer: A10 - Journal for New European Architecture
Position: Irish Correspondant
Employer: Arts Council / an Comhairle Ealaion
Position: Architecture Adviser
Employer: Arts Council / an Comhairle Ealaion
Position: Architecture Adviser
Employer: CAST architecture
Position: Director
Employer: Grafton Architects
Position: Project Director

Education

Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MS Arch Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MArchSc Subject: The System and Art of Relationship - the ordinary as method in post war Britain
Year 1997 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BArch Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
       

Other Activities

2012 - Invited Jury Member for the selection of Ireland's National Representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012
2012 - Visiting Critic, School of Architecture, University of Limerick - Year 4
2012 - Invited Lecture - Palazzo Widmann - Venice - as part of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale
2010 - Invited Lecture - School of Architecture, University of Limerick - "A Way to Work"
2009 - Invited Lecture - Architectural Association of Ireland and Instituto Cervantes - "CAST in conversation with Andres Jacque", Dublin.
2011 - Invited Critic - School of Architecture, University of Limerick - Year 4
2010 - Invited Jury Member for the selection of architects for the Space for Learning Project for the Irish Architecture Foundation
2010 - Invited Jury Member for the selection of Ireland's National Representation for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010
2009 - Invited Jury Member for the two stage architectural competition for West Cork Arts Centre run by the R.I.A.I.
2007 - Invited Jury Member for the American Architecture Awards, the Chicago Antheneum
2002 - Visiting Critic  - Queen's University Belfast - Year 3
2009 - Invited Interview Board Member for the selection of an architect for the arts group CREATE in Dublin.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Scanlon, E. (2008) 'A Room with A View' In: Campbell, H., MartinMcAuliffe, S., Ward, B., Weadick, N (eds). The Lives of Spaces. Dublin: Irish Architecture Foundation. [Details]
Scanlon, E; (2007) 'Mimicking the Irish Landscape' In: Ibelings,H; Hannema,K; (eds). New European Architecture. Brussels: A10. Available Online [Details]
Scanlon,E; (2002) 'Assembling a Collective - Townscape and Modular Design in England' In: Scanlon,E; (eds). Tracings - Volume 2. Dublin: School of Architecture, University College Dublin. , pp.88-99 [Details]
Scanlon,E ; O Herlihy,R; Ryan, A et al; (2000) 'Tracing Places' In: Scanlon,E ; O Herlihy,R; Ryan, A et al; (eds). Tracings - Volume 1. Dublin: School of Architecture, University College Dublin. , pp.94-106 [Details]

Edited Books

Scanlon, E; McKenna D (Ed.). (2009) UCD Architecture Yearbook 2009. Dublin: UCD. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Pike, M,Scanlon, E; (2011) 'Habitus: a social anthropology of the contemporary Dublin house extension'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY SECTION C-ARCHAEOLOGY CELTIC STUDIES HISTORY LINGUISTICS LITERATURE, 111 :311-336. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Scanlon, E. (2000) 'Now Repeat after Me - A Review of A Lecture by Adam Caruso' Building Material - the Journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2001) 'Fade to Grey - the New Liffey Boardwalk' Building Material - the Journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland . [Details]
Scanlon, E., O Herlihy, R. (2002) 'Unite d'Habitation in Marseille' Building Material - the Journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2004) 'Weather Vane - A Review of a House by Boyd Cody architects' The RIBA Journal . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2005) 'Double House - A Review of A House by De Paor architects' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2005) 'Hermitages in the Comeragh Mountains - A Review of work by BatesMaher architects' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E (2005) 'A Review of Donore Youth and Community Centre by Henchion Reuter architects' Architecture Ireland . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2005) 'That Which is Everyday Made Monumental - A Review of a House by BoydCody architects' Architecture Ireland . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2006) 'Source Arts Centre - a Review of the building by Mc Cullogh Mulvin architects' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2006) 'House in Ranelagh - a Review of a House by BoydCody Architects' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2006) 'Craftsmen - an interview with Donaghy Dimond Architects' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2007) 'Housing in Dublin - a Review of a project by FKL Architects' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2007) 'Mimetic House - a Review of a House by Dominic Stevens' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2007) 'The Young Irish - a study of new architecture practices in Ireland' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2007) 'Power in the Ordinary - the Architecture of Dominic Stevens' HOUSE . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2007) 'A New Rural Order - A Review of the Work of Dominic Stevens' The Irish Arts Review . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2008) 'Colour me Beautiful - A Review of Brookfield Community Centre' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2010) 'Frames of Perception - Interview with Clancy Moore Architects' A10 - New European Architecture (34) . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2012) 'House at Bogwest - A Review of a House by Steve Larkin' A10 - New European Architecture . [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2012) 'Loved into Existence - Review of a House by Steve Larkin' Architecture Ireland . [Details]

Conference Publications

Scanlon, E; (2008) The role of the architect and architecture in making homes, not housing and Arts Council policy in Architecture . In: Tipton, G eds. des/IRE - designing homes for contemporary Ireland , 24-MAY-07 - 25-MAY-07 Available Online [Details]

Published Reports

Mullan, D., Mee, A., Wakeley, R. (2008) Public Engagement with Architecture in Ireland. Arts Council / an Comhairle Ealaion, Dublin. [Details]
                       

Invited Lectures

Scanlon, E., Cremin, S. (2009) CAST in Conversation with Andres Jacque. Invited Lectures [Details]
Scanlon, E., Cremin, S. (2010) A Way to Work, the work of CAST Architecture [Lecture Limerick]. Invited Lectures [Details]
Scanlon, E. (2012) Same New Same New - The House Extension as Common Ground for Irish Architects [Lecture Venice]. Invited Lectures [Details]
 

Electronic Publication

Scanlon, E (2010) Architecture and Health. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
                                           

Policy Contribution

Scanlon, E., Kenny, P., Campbell, H. (2012) Research Scoping Study in Architecture - Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015. Policy Contribution [Details]
       

Invited Review Articles

Scanlon, E. (2008) I Have Never Been to Cavan, in The Atlas of Cavan. Invited Review Articles [Details]
 

Research

Research Interests

  • Public Engagement with Architecture
  • Participation in Architecture
  • Architecture and Well-being
  • Architecture and Society
  • The Social Role of the Architect 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Dept. of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Title : In the Field: a research project to further the awareness of architecture and the built environment in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-14 / 14-NOV-14
Sponsor : Dept. of Environment, Heritage & Local Government (DEHLG)
Title : RESEARCH SCOPING STUDY IN ARCHITECTURE
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-10 / 30-NOV-11
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I wish to develop exciting, innovative and engaging teaching programmes which forge links with UCD Architecture and other agencies, offering students opportunities to work in community and outreach settings to provide an engaging educational experience which I believe is fundamental to responsible and sustainable architectural practice.
   

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

In 2013/14 I have been developing curriculum with collaborators outside of the School of Architecture and University College Dublin, drawing on the educational knowledge and experience of others in order to develop a Live Projects emphasis at UCD Architecture.
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Professor Hugh Campbell - School of Architecture - Research Scoping Study in Architecture
Paul Kenny - School of Architecture - Research Scoping Study in Architecture 
Dr. Suzanne Guerin - School of Psychology - Census in Architecture Research Project , Architecture or Society Module ARCT 40850

External Collaborators

Patrick Fox - Director, CREATE, National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts in Social and Community Contexts
Dr. Sandra Andrea O Connell
- Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland - Architecture, Participation, Practice _ Guidelines 2012