COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: We have strategically engaged local government authorities in Ireland which govern geographic areas of the state and establish policy and guidelines for future sustainable development. Students will meet both political and professional members of these councils to research current and anticipated local challenges facing the governed areas. Students will have an opportunity to develop their projects with the affected communities and present their working solutions in progress. The local authorities we are engaging with during 2019/20 include Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, and Carlow County Council.
PARTNERS: We are working with a number of public and private partners to deliver this project. These partners include the professional statutory body for Architects in Ireland, the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. The Sustainability Taskforce, a subgroup of the RIAI Council. Semi-state bodies in the construction industry we are partnering with include Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland(SEAI), the Wood Marketing Federation of Ireland, and the Irish Concrete Society. Private organizations include the Dublin Food Co-op, Irish Cement Ltd., Moy Materials Ltd, GoKu Architects, and PAC Studio Architects. We encourage new partners who share our mission to deliver sustainable architecture to join us as our project develops.