• Thursday , 14 November 2019

New Line-up of Speakers for RIAI Annual Conference 2016



The RIAI Annual Conference 2016 will take place at the RDS Dublin over two days – Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November and bring together national and international speakers, taking on the contemporary issues affecting architectural practice.  The RIAI and RIAI President Carole Pollard have set the conference theme ‘Relevance, Resilience and Reach’ .


The RIAI is delighted to announce new line-up of speakers for 2016 RIAI Annual Conference, Irena BaumanProfessor Ian Robertson and Teresa Borsuk will talk on topics including ‘How to be a Happy Architect’, ‘The Winner Effect’ and ‘Running a Successful a Practice’. 

Bookings for Public Services Employees

For bookings made by Public Services Employees ONLY who wish to use a Purchase Order Number, please complete the booking form and return to fhurley@riai.ie.  The closing date for receipt of this form is 4 November 2016. Bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of the payment.

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Structured CPD Points will be available for both conference days (CPD deadline is Friday 30 November).

About the Speakers

Photo_Teresa_BorsukTeresa Borsuk
Teresa is one of Pollard Thomas Edwards architects’ senior equity partners. She has over 30 years’ experience in the housing, mixed-use and regeneration sectors, and has both designed and delivered a series of successful and award-winning projects, ranging from major developments to infill sites and refurbishments. She is known for her close attention to detail, and has a special expertise in the complex interweaving of new and historic buildings: high-profile work in this sector includes award-winning offices for our own developer/ contractor clients. Teresa is involved in PTE’s own property development activity and on one project acted as developer, architect and main contractor. Teresa is a RIBA Client Adviser, RICS Awards and competitions judge. In 2015 Teresa was awarded AJ Woman Architect of the Year.

Photo_Ian_RobertsonProfessor Ian Robertson (ianrobertson.org) is a clinical psychologist
and neuroscientist with a unique ability
to apply his research to the pressures of everyday life. His latest book The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper (Bloomsbury) shows how stress can have emotional and cognitive benefits. His previous books, Mind Sculpture, The Mind’s Eye and The Winner Effect, have been translated into many languages and he is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading researchers in neuropsychology.


Irena Bauman is a co-founder of Bauman Lyons Architects established in 1992, Leeds, UK. With her team she has undertaken a wide range of bespoke projects that range from small installations to large masterplans. Irena has worked collaboratively with artists and have facilitated many public sector and community projects.Through her practice she seek to find application to theory and through design-led research to explore the added value that architects and architecture can bring to society.

‘As architects we have a choice of how to practice and there are ethical choices we can make both as professionals and as individuals. I want to teach students architecture and urban design that is underpinned by a value system that makes it worthwhile to get out of bed every morning’Irena Bauman

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