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Orla Murphy


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An architect in private practice in Westport Co. Mayo, I have been a studio lecturer in the School of Architecture in UCD since 1996.

In 2007 I was appointed architect in residence by Cavan County Council, and spent a year investigating and mapping the public space of Cavan town. This research culminated in the exhibition Atlas of Cavan, which was first launched in November 2008 and has subsequently been exhibited in City Hall Limerick and in UCD.

Arising out of this research I was awarded the Kevin Kieran Award for 2009-2011 by the Arts Council/OPW. This award funds a two year research project, the subject of which is an analysis of how we live and how we might dream to inhabit the contemporary Irish town.

I have been involved with Building Material, the Journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland over the past six years, and was editor of Issues 17 and 18 between 2007-2008. The themes of these issues concerned Critical Practice, which explored the means and methods by which architects carry out research, and Global/Local, which examined contemporary practice of architecture and its relationship to the world beyond its brief.

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