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Orla Hegarty

Lecturer

School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162761
Email: orla.hegarty@ucd.ie

Biography

Orla Hegarty B.Arch. MRIAI RIBA is Course Director for the Professional Diploma (Architecture). This post-graduate programme is the final professional examination for architectural graduates leading to entry to the 'Register for Architects' in Ireland.

Orla was previously in architectural practice in Ireland, UK and France and began contributing to the UCD Professional Practice programme in 1998, before becoming Course Director in 2004. She has been an examiner for the RIAI Professional Practice Examination (1996-2003) and is actively involved in the RIAI Board of Architectural Education (BAE) and the Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture (APSAA) in the UK.

She is a Registered Architect in Ireland and a member of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) and the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

Professional

 

Associations

Association: RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland), Function/Role: Member
Association: RIBA (Royal institute of British Architects), Function/Role: International Member
Association: APSAA (Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Cole, P. et al.; (2008) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture. [Other], APSAA London 2008, London , 13-NOV-08 - 13-NOV-08.
Cole, P. et al.; (2009) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture. [Other], APSAA York 2009, York , 12-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09.
Cole, P. et al.; (2009) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture. [Conference Organising Committee Member], APSAA Dublin 2009, Dublin , 23-APR-09 - 25-APR-09.
RIBA; (2009) Discussion/ Workshop. [Other], RIBA Professional Examiners (Part 3), York , 13-NOV-09 - 13-NOV-09.
Cole, P. et al.; (2010) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture. [Other], APSAA London 2010, London , 05-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10.
Orla Hegarty (2011) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], APSAA Madrid 2011, Madrid, Spain , 31-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11.
Orla Hegarty (2011) Association of Professional Studies in Architecture Autumn Workshop. [Oral Presentation], APSAA London 2011, Architecture Association, London, UK , 04-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11.
Orla Hegarty, Alastair Roberston, Wendy Colvin (2012) Recording Professional Experience. [Oral Presentation], APSAA Bristol 2012, Bristol, UK , 26-APR-12 - 27-APR-12.
Orla Hegarty (2013) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Autumn Workshop. [Roundtable Participant], APSAA London 2013, London, UK , 15-NOV-13 - 15-NOV-13.
Orla Hegarty (2013) 2013 Annual Conference - construction law in Ireland. [Other], Construction Bar Association, Dublin, Ireland , 23-NOV-13 - 23-NOV-13.
Orla Hegarty (2014) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference. [Roundtable Participant], APSAA York 2014, York, UK , 22-MAY-14 - 23-NOV-14.
Orla Hegarty (2014) eLearning in the Built Environment. [Oral Presentation], MOOCs and Beyond, University of London, UK , 01-JUL-14 - 01-JUL-14.

Committees

Committee : RIAI Practical Training Working Group
Committee : UCD CPD Board of Studies
Committee : UCD APB (Architecture Programme Board)
Committee : GTPB (EMPS) Graduate School Taught Programmes Board
Committee : RIAI BAE (Board of Architectural Education)
Committee : RIAI Visiting Board
Committee : RIAI Technical Assessment Pilot Scheme

Employment

Employer: UCD
Position: Course Director- Professional Diploma (Architecture)
Employer: ARAE (Architects Register Admission Examination)
Position: Director

Education

Year 1990 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BArch Subject:
Year 1993 Institution: UCD
Qualification: Subject: Certificate in Professional Practice & Practical Experience in Architecture
 

Consultancy

Client: ARB (Architects Registration Board, UK)
Client: RIAI (CPD accreditation)

Outreach Activities

Now What Richview Summer Project 2009
Proposal to the RIAI on Architectural Graduate Employment 2009
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Pilot Project 2009
 

Other Activities

Director- Architects Register Admission Examination

Publications

       

Other Journals

Hegarty, Orla (2014) 'Building Control and the Common Good' Architecture Ireland . Available Online [Details]
                                                           

Fact Sheet

Hegarty, Orla (2014) Construction Products Regulations and the Building Control Regulations, SI9. Fact Sheet [Details]
                             

Research

Research Interests

Orla's main areas of interest are professional practice for architects in Ireland, particularly regulation and procurement in the construction industry;  innovative practice and business opportunities for architects;  the regulatory context for construction professionals in Ireland and the EU; eLearning and online education for professionals.
     

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   ARCT40100     Architecture: Case Study
201400   ARCT40780     Architecture: Procurement & Contracts (O/L)
201400   ARCT40090     Architecture: Procurement & Contracts
201400   ARCT40800     Architecture: Architectural Practice (O/L)
201400   ARCT40770     Architecture: Construction Legislation (O/L)
201400   ARCT40810     Architecture: Practical Experience (O/L)
201400   ARCT40110     Architecture: Practical Experience
201400   ARCT40130     Architecture: Architectural Practice
201400   ARCT40140     Architecture: Construction Legislation
201400   ARCT40520     Architecture: Work Placement - Architecture
201400   ARCT40790     Architecture: Case Study (O/L)