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About Marc O Riain : Marc O Riain is one of Ireland’s most senior Commercial Interior Architecture professions with over €167m of completed projects to date. He has won all the industry awards nationally and one international award as well as running a successful teams at O’Riordan Staehli Architects, Henry J Lyons Architects and RUA Architects in Cork.

 He has been involved in PhD research with the Cork Centre of Architectural Education in the topic of low energy retrofit. As part of the research he was the architectural lead researcher in Zero2020, an energy retrofit prototype based on a section of the 1967 RTC typology based in Cork. The prototype has achieved a performance in line with nZEB expected energy consumption (EPBD). The project won the IDI Design Sustainability Award in 2012. His most recent work on the Architecture Factory has won the IDI design grand prix and is a World Architecture Architizer A+ Finalist. Graduating from NCAD & UL in 1995 he has learned his trade in Galway, Dublin and Cork. 

His work spans the national and international Blue Chip companies, such as Amazon, Ernst & Young, Deloittes, Nortel Networks, Microsoft, TYCO, balanced with his public work on many hospitals, colleges and exhibition buildings. These have included the award winning Cork Maternity Hospital, St Johns Central College, Mansion House Cork, Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Centre, Zero2020 and Architecture Factory to name a few. Marc’s advocacy role has seen him as chairman of Cork Design Week, national IDI Education Board member of the IDI, Academic Councils of NCAD & CIT and founder of the Professional Accreditation for Interior Architects Ireland. Architecture Week.

 Marc is the incoming Prudent of the Institute of Designers in Ireland
STATEMENT OF ART:
You only live once, why waste the opportunity?

ORGANIZATION:
Cork Institute of Technology

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
University professor, other subjects Education, research, training

EDUCATION:
1995, Designer, B.Des, Bachelor of Design, national College of Art & Design
2013, Architecture, M.Sc, Masters of Architecture by Research (equivalent), University College Cork
2014, Architecture PhD candidate, University College Cork

EXPERIENCE:
2009-2014 LECTURER, CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, IRELAND
& RESEARCH DIRECTOR, RUA ARCHITECTS
LECTURER, YEAR CO-ORDINATOR, INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCHER

2008-2009 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, HENRY J LYONS ARCHITECTS
INTERIORS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER AT ONE OF IRELANDS TOP 10 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES BASED IN CORK.

2003-2008 ASSOCIATE/TEAM LEADER/DIRECTOR-O’ROIRDAN STAEHLI ARCHITECTS
DEVELOPING AN AWARD WINNING PROFITABLE INTERIORS TEAM ON AN INTERNATIONAL BASIS

2000-2002 INTERIORS LEADER, WALLS TO WORKSTATIONS
LEADING AN INTERIORS TEAM DELIVERING TURNKEY COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS WITH KNOLL

1995-2000 ACCESS BUILDING DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGNER/PROJECT LEADER
ARCHITECTURAL APPRENTICE, INTERIOR DESIGNER, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
IDI Exhibition 2007 & 2008

EVENTS:
IDI Design Awards Exhibition 2007 & 2013

AWARDS:
IDI National Grand Prix in Design Award 2013
IDI Sustainability Award 2013
IDI Education Award 2013
IDI interiors Award 2013
IDI Sustainability Award 2012
IDI Sustainability and Accessibility Awards 2009 Cork City Partnership Offices
IFI World Interior Design Award 2007 The Cliffs of Moher
IDI National Grand Prix in Design Award 2007
IDI National Commercial Interior Architecture Award 2007 Cork University Maternity Hospital
IDI National Exhibition Design Award 2007 Cork University Maternity Hospital
IDI National Office Design Award 2007 (High commendation) Ernst & Young, Cork
RIAI National Exhibition Award 2007 Cork University Maternity Hospital
RIAI Southern Area Exhibition 2006 St. John’s Central College.
RIAI Southern Area Award 2006 Cork University Maternity Hospital
IDI National Interior Design Award 2005 Prayer Room, Cork University Maternity Hospital
RIAI Southern Area Exhibition Award 2005 Cork Mansion House, Mercy University Hospital

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Lots

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2013, "DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF AN EXTERNAL BUILDING ENVELOPE RETROFIT SOLUTION FOR A GRID OPTIMISED CONCRETE STRUCTURE: A CASE STUDY"

2012, "A Design Framework for Achieving Net Zero Energy" ASA2012: The 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association

ACCOLADES:
Architizer World Awards Finalist 2014
Irish Design Grand Prix Winner 2007 & 2013
IFI World Interiors Winner 2007

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English
French

COMPUTER LITERACY:
CAD
Adobe
Microsoft
Sketchup

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Passive House Designer 2013

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
Zero2020, the low energy retrofit and renovation of a precast concrete building Exploring site nZEB energy retrofit in Precast grid optimized low rise ‘60s buildings.
O Riain,Singapore March 2014.
DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF AN EXTERNAL BUILDING ENVELOPE RETROFIT SOLUTION FOR A GRID OPTIMISED CONCRETE STRUCTURE: A CASE STUDY
P.O’Sullivan, F. Delaney, M. O’Riain, T. Clancy, J. O’Connell and D. Fallon
‘Zero2020-A Low energy Commercial Retrofit’, O Riain, Delaney, O’Sullivan, Clancy.
Better Building Conference, Dublin. April 2013
‘Zero2020-A Low energy Commercial Retrofit’, O Riain, Delaney, O’Sullivan,
“Energy Efficient Retrofit of Buildings” Conference, Dublin. March 2013
‘The Impact of product use within the context of low energy use buildings’, AIARG, O’Riain, O Driscoll,
De Eyto 2013
‘Practice what you preach’, O Riain, Delaney, O’Sullivan,
See the light Conference, 2012
‘Towards An Integrated Framework for Achieving Net Zero Energy for Commercial Buildings ’
Hyde, Rajapaksha, O Riain, Silva ASA2012: The 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (formerly ANZAScA) - Building on Knowledge: Theory and Practice. 14th - 16th November 2012
http://anzasca.net/2012papers/papers/p9.pdf

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland
2015
Passive House Institute
International Association of Designers

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
none

HOBBIES:
Surfing
Rugby

CLIENTELE:
Microsoft
Amazon
US Embassy
Deloitte
Ernst & Young
Cork Institute of Technology
HSE

WEB SITE:
www.ruaarchitects.ie

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.blurb.com/b/3266269-marc-o-riain-interi
or-architect-archive-of-work-19

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-10-29 16:07:59

COUNTRY:
Ireland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Marc O Riain


Architecture Factory Cork Institute of Technology

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2013
Marc O Riain & Neil Tobin for Department of Architecture, Cork Institute of Technology

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