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Orla Hegarty

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Architecture, Plan & Env Pol
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), she was actively involved in the RIAI Board of Architectural Education (1996-2014) and is a member of the Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture (APSAA) in the UK (2008-date).
 
Her research interests include the construction industry in Ireland, housing, construction procurement and construction regulation and enforcement, professional practice, professional regulation, energy efficiency and sustainable development. 

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). She is currently an External Examiner at Kingston University London.

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

Orla Hegarty (2016) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2016. [Oral Presentation], APSAA Liverpool, Liverpool , 10-NOV-16 - 11-NOV-16.
Orla Hegarty (2017) Think Tank for Action on Social Change- Foundation for European Progressive Studies Annual Conference 2017. [Invited Lecture], TASC-FEPS Annual Conference: Solid Foundations? Economic Inequality and the Housing Crisis, Dublin , 16-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17.
Orla Hegarty (2017) Peter McVerry Trust- Empty Homes Conference 2017. [Invited Lecture], PMV Trust- Empty Homes Conference, Dublin , 09-MAR-17 - 09-MAR-17.
Hegarty, Orla (2017) South Dublin Public Participation Network Housing Conference 2017. [Invited Lecture], SDCC PPN Conference: Housing- a basic need, a human right, Dublin , 02-OCT-17 - 02-OCT-17.
Hegarty, O; NiFhloinn, D; Mathews, M; Menteth, W; Mosey, D; Bahram, D; Stewart, N; Montague, R; Duffy, A; Gunnigan, L; O'Connor, J; Tinney, G; Golden, J; Hayden, R; (2016) ConLab Conference 2016. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ConLab: Collaboration and Partnering in Irish Construction Procurement, University College Dublin , 15-OCT-16 - 15-OCT-16.
Hegarty, O; McVerry, P; Tynan, D; Sirr, L; Neary, S; McNamara, S; (2016) UCD Architecture/ UCD Festival event 2016. [Invited Oral Presentation], Rising Home: The Housing Crisis, What Do We Need to Do Now?, University College Dublin , 18-JUN-16 - 18-JUN-16.
Reynolds, M; Ni Fhloinn, D;Waldron, M; Phelan,M; (2015) UCD Architecture Continuing Professional Education (CPD) event 2015. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Regulating Housing Part (1): Building Control, Certification, Litigation and Contract, UCD, Sutherland School of Law , 19-NOV-15 - 19-NOV-15.
Redmond, D; Rose, K; Brophy, V; Corcoran, G; (2015) UCD Architecture Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event 2015. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Regulating Housing Part (2): Planning, Regeneration, Energy and Sustainability, UCD Sutherland School of Law , 26-NOV-15 - 26-NOV-15.
Hegarty, O; O'Cofaigh, E; NiFhloinn, D; Chapman, B; Herbots, B; Lennon, D; (2015) UCD Architecture Conference 2015. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Surviving S.I.9: Building Control Conference, UCD, Sutherland School of Law , 18-JUN-15 - 18-JUN-15.
Hegarty, O; NiFhloinn, D; (2015) UCD Architecture event 2015. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Building Control in Ireland- Discussion Forum, UCD , 13-MAY-15 - 13-MAY-15.
Wendy Colvin et al. (2015) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2015. [Roundtable Participant], APSAA London, London Metropolitan University , 13-NOV-15 - 13-NOV-15.
Orla Hegarty (2015) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2015. [Roundtable Participant], APSAA Belfast, Queens University Belfast , 23-APR-15 - 24-APR-15.
Cole, P. et al.; (2008) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2008. [Other], APSAA London, London , 13-NOV-08 - 13-NOV-08.
Cole, P. et al.; (2009) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2009. [Other], APSAA York, York , 12-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09.
Cole, P. et al.; (2009) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Spring Forum 2009. [Conference Organising Committee Member], APSAA Dublin, Dublin , 23-APR-09 - 25-APR-09.
RIBA; (2009) RIBA / ARB/ APSAA Workshop for professional examiners2009. [Other], RIBA Professional Examiners Workshop (Part 3), York , 13-NOV-09 - 13-NOV-09.
Cole, P. et al.; (2010) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Spring Forum 2010. [Other], APSAA London, London , 05-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10.
Orla Hegarty (2011) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2011. [Oral Presentation], APSAA Madrid, Madrid, Spain , 31-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11.
Orla Hegarty (2011) Association of Professional Studies in Architecture Autumn Workshop 2011. [Oral Presentation], APSAA London, Architecture Association, London, UK , 04-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11.
Orla Hegarty, Alastair Roberston, Wendy Colvin (2012) APSAA Spring Forum 2012. [Oral Presentation], APSAA Bristol, Bristol, UK , 26-APR-12 - 27-APR-12.
Orla Hegarty (2013) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Autumn Workshop 2013. [Roundtable Participant], APSAA London, London, UK , 15-NOV-13 - 15-NOV-13.
Orla Hegarty (2014) Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture Annual Conference 2014. [Roundtable Participant], APSAA York, York, UK , 22-MAY-14 - 23-NOV-14.
Orla Hegarty (2014) eLearning in the Built Environment Conference 2014. [Oral Presentation], MOOCs and Beyond, University of London, UK , 01-JUL-14 - 01-JUL-14.

Committees

Committee : Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Teaching & Learning Committee
Committee : Architecture, Landscape, Planning and Environmental Policy Programme Board
Committee : UCD- SARCC
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: Kingston University, London
Position: External Examiner
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)

Outreach Activities

UCD Festival, Housing Crisis: What do we need to do now? 18 June 2016 
http://festival.ucd.ie/festival-programme/spoken-world/
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]
                           

Newspaper Articles

Hearne, John; (2017) Out of control? Are building control systems properly equipped to deliver safe, healthy and well-constructed buildings?. https://passivehouseplus.ie/magazine/dispatches/out-of-control: Newspaper Articles [Details]
Baker, Noel (2017) Irish Examiner, 24 Aug 2017- Few quick wins but housing reform needs good foundations. http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/few-quick-wins-but-housing-reform-needs-good-founda: Newspaper Articles [Details]
Kelly, O; (2015) Housing Shortage puts pressure on council plans, Irish Times 29 July 2015. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Kelly, O; (2015) Longboat Quay and Regulation, Irish Times 10 October 2015. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Deeter, K; (2015) New housing rules are built on sand, Sunday Business Post 13 March 2015. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Kelly, O; (2015) Standards fall victim to growing demand for housing, Irish Times article 13 April 2015. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Kelly, O; (2015) It's okay to use the P word for modular housing. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
     

Video/TV

Hegarty, Orla (2017) TV Panel: Housing Crisis, Tonight with Vincent Browne, TV3 Ireland. https://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/41/128171/0/Tonight-with-Vincent-Browne: Video/TV Available Online [Details]
   

Presented Papers

Hegarty, Orla; (2016) The Housing Crisis: What are we going to do now?. Presented Papers [Details]
                 

Working Paper

Murphy, Orla; Hegarty, Orla; Scanlon, Emmett; Pike, Michael; (2016) Submission to Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness. Working Paper [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2016) Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing & Homelessness Part (2) Existing Buildings. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Brophy, V; Hegarty, O; (2016) The Implications of Passive House Standards for Ireland - with an emphasis on housing. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2016) Building Control (Amendment) Regulations & Construction Contracts Advice for Architects. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2016) Submission to Oireachtas Committee on Housing & Homelessness Part (1) Building Control. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2016) Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing & Homelessness Part (3) Sustainable Development. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2016) Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing & Homelessness Part (4) Procurement. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2015) BCAR Public Consultation: 12 Point Plan, A Solution to S.I.9. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hegarty, O; (2014) Construction Products Regulations and the Building Control Regulations, SI9. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
                       

Radio Presentation

Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview: Today FM, 19 Sept 2017- Are apartments the solution to the housing crisis?. https://www.todayfm.com/The-Last-Word-with-Matt-Cooper/Will-Apartments-Solve-Our-Housing-Crisis: Radio Presentation [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview: Newstalk FM, 20 Sept 2017- Objections to Planning Applications for housing. http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/5/39122/20th_September_2017_-_Newstalk_Breakfast_Part_1/: Radio Presentation [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview: Newstalk FM, 11 Sept 2017- Ugly Buildings. http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/81889/38915/11th_September_2017_-_The_Hard_Shoulder_Part_1/: Radio Presentation [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview: Kildare FM, 15 June 2017- Grenfell fire tragedy. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxfQwMKnCyNodko0S016b1NkYlU/view?usp=sharing: Radio Presentation [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview: East Coast FM, 6 Sept 2017- Fire Safety Reports in Schools, Greystones school. Radio Presentation [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview- Kildare FM, 4 Sept 2017- Millfiled Fire Report, timber frame housing. http://kfmradio.com/news/04092017-1655/listen-back-prof-architecture-orla-hegarty-joined-shane-beatt: Radio Presentation [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Radio Interview: RTE News at One, 30 June 2017- Housing construction costs. https://www.rte.ie/radio1/news-at-one/programmes/2017/0630/886834-news-at-one-friday-30-june-2017/?: Radio Presentation [Details]
     

Policy Contribution

Hegarty, Orla; (2016) Expert Contributor to World Bank Doing Business Report 2017 (construction, Ireland). http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2017: Policy Contribution [Details]
Sirr, Lorcan; Reynolds, Maoiliosa;Hegarty, Orla (2017) Expert Witness: Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning & Local Government (housing and vacancy)). http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=34503&&CatID=127: Policy Contribution [Details]
Orla Hegarty (2017) Expert witness: Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning & Local Government (Building Control). http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=35077&&CatID=127: Policy Contribution [Details]
Hegarty, Orla; Kinnane, Oliver; Reilly, Aiden (2017) APEP Submission to Review of Building Regulations Part L Public Consultation. Policy Contribution [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) APEP Submission to the Citizens Assembly Public Consultation on Climate Change. Policy Contribution [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) APEP Submission to the Review of Rebuilding Ireland (Housing Plan). Policy Contribution [Details]
Hegarty, Orla;Arnold, Paul;Graefin Maltzan, Sophie;Murphy, Orla;O'Brien, Thomas;Pilla,Francesco; (2017) APEP Submission to ESRI Housing Research. Policy Contribution [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) APEP Submisison to National Risk Assessment Public Consultation. Policy Contribution [Details]
               

LETTER

Hegarty, Orla (2017) Irish Times, 27 April 2017- How many new houses are being built? (Letter to the Editor). https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/how-many-new-houses-are-being-built-1.3062309?mode=sample: LETTER [Details]
Hegarty, Orla (2017) Irish Times, 16 Sept 2017- Number of Vacant Dwellings (Letter to Editor). https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/number-of-vacant-dwellings-1.3222574: LETTER [Details]
                     

Research

Research Interests

Orla's main areas of interest are current trends,  regulation and procurement in the construction industry in Ireland;  housing, planning, building control, construction contracts; energy and sustainability 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

201700   ARCT40110     Architecture: Practical Experience
201700   ARCT40130     Architecture: Architectural Practice
201700   ARCT40140     Architecture: Construction Legislation
201700   ARCT40090     Architecture: Procurement & Contracts
201700   ARCT40100     Architecture: Case Study