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Emmett Scanlon

Lecturer

School Of Architecture, Plan & Env Pol
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

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Email: emmett.scanlon@ucd.ie

Biography

Emmett Scanlon is a registered architect focused on the social purpose of architecture. His practice includes the design of buildings, academic research, architectural education, policy development, curation and criticism.

He graduated from University College Dublin, (MArchSc) in 2000 and was appointed Lecturer in Architecture in 2006 at University College Dublin. Emmett was Project Director in Grafton Architects from 1998-2006 and Director of CAST architecture from 2006-2014.

Emmett has  taught in University of Ulster and is currently external examiner at University of Limerick. Emmett is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. He is Irish correspondant for A10 the journal of New European Architecture and is the current Architecture Adviser to the Arts Council (Ireland).

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Appointed to Dublin City Council Artist Panel
Year: 2014.
Title: Appointed External Examiner, School of Architecture, University of Limerick 2014-16
Year: 2015.
Title: Selected to Participate in New Horizon_Architecture from Ireland
Year: 2015.
Title: Nine Lives - Design and Curation - Shortlisted in Exhibition Design Category
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: IDI - Institute of Designers in Ireland, Function/Role: Member
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

Emmett Scanlon (2016) About the House. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Architectural Humanities Research Association - PhD Student Symposium, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield , 07-APR-16 - 07-APR-16.
Scanlon, Emmett (2016) Inside We're Dancing - Mapping the Afterlife of Irish Homes. [International Refereed Conference], All Ireland Architecture Research Group [AIARG] Annual Conference, Cork Centre for Architectural Eduction, Cork , 30-JAN-16 - 30-JAN-16.
Scanlon, Emmett Flood, Nuala (2015) Architecture or Society - Research Session. [Chaired Session], All Ireland Architecture Research Group [AIARG] Annual Conference, Dublin , 30-JAN-15 - 30-NOV-15.
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:
   

Outreach Activities

2014  - Taking Back the Bogs - A community engaged project in Daingean, Co. Offaly.
 

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 and Literature, 111 :311-336. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Scanlon, Emmett (2013) 'Bricks and Strings - Three Brick Buildings by O Donnell + Tuomey' Architecture Today / Brick Bulletin . [Details]
Scanlon, Emmett (2015) 'Update on New Horizon Architecture from Ireland' A10 - New European Architecture . Available Online [Details]
Scanlon, Emmett (2015) 'Review of Merrion Cricket Club - TAKA' A10 - New European Architecture . Available Online [Details]
Scanlon, E (2015) 'Pick of the Graduates - UK and Ireland' BLUEPRINT . Available Online [Details]
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

Pike, M.; Scanlon, E. (2012) Habitus - A Social Anthropology of the Contemporary Dublin House Extension Untitled -All Ireland Architectural Research Group , 20-JAN-12 - 21-JAN-12 [Details]
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]
   

Website article

St. Hill, Cate (2015) Review - London Festival of Architecture. Website article Available Online [Details]
         

Invited Seminars

Scanlon, E (2015) Presentation to Cross Party Working Group on Architecture, Scottish Government, ID2015. Invited Seminars [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]
       

Presentation

Scanlon, Emmett and Guerin, Suzanne (2014) Describing Architecture Exhibition - Your Place and Mine, Research Contribution. Presentation [Details]
Emmett Scanlon (2015) Nine Lives_ Exhibition Design + Curation_National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny. Presentation [Details]
Scanlon, Emmett (2015) Nine Lives_Exhibition Design and Curation, Design Museum, London. Presentation [Details]
                         

Radio Presentation

Scanlon, Emmett (2015) Nine Lives_ARENA RTE Radio 1. Radio Presentation [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, Emmett (2015) Nine Lives Essay. Dublin: Invited Review Articles [Details]
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

Recent Postgraduates

 

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.

Modules Coordinated

201500   ARCT40040     Architecture: Architectural Design VII
201500   ARCT41130     Architecture: Reflective Portfolio Module
201500   ARCT40050     Architecture: Architectural Design VIII
 

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