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Ms Livia Hurley


Livia Hurley

Design Fellow
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
University College Dublin, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Richview Sch of Architecture Belfield Dublin 4


I am a Design-Fellow at the School of Architecture where I teach design-studio and lecture in History and Theory. I also supervise MArch dissertations. In 2016/17, I was nominated for a UCD Teaching & Learning Award for Teaching Excellence. Following graduation from Bolton Street College of Technology (DIT) I practiced in Berlin and Madrid for ten years before returning to Dublin to work in the field of architectural conservation. In 2008 I completed an MLitt at Trinity College Dublin and was the recipient of the Irish Georgian Society Award for my post-graduate research. I am currently undertaking a PhD on the architectural and urban history of Irish breweries at the School of Art History, UCD. I am one of five editors and principal authors of Architecture 1600-2000, Volume IV of the Art and Architecture of Ireland project, published in 2014 by RIA & Yale University Press. In 2017 I co-edited The Building Site in Eighteenth-century Ireland (Four Courts Press, Dublin) with Dr Edward McParland (TCD). I have been awarded several research grants for my work on Irish architecture and have successfully raised funding for publishing under the Irish Government Policy on Architecture. I have been appointed to the Arts Council of Ireland as a peer assessor (Architecture). This year I was invited to collaborate with Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects), Curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Biennale Architettura Venice, FREESPACE, 2018, and I also participated as a contributor to the Irish national pavilion 'Free Market' at the Biennale Architettura Venice, 2018.


  • Design Fellow in Architecture
    University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, Ireland10 Sep 2018
  • Occasional Lecturer and Tutor
    University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, Ireland27 Jan 2014 - 9 Sep 2018
  • Research Assistant: Modernist Memory: Architecture and Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany
    University College Dublin2 Jan 2012 - 21 Dec 2012
  • Occasional Lecturer and Tutor
    University College Dublin, School of Art History & Cultural Policy, Dublin, Ireland9 Jan 2012 - 9 Dec 2013
  • Occasional Lecturer and Tutor
    Trinity College Dublin, History of Art and Architecture, Dublin, Ireland12 Jan 2009 - 30 Jun 2011


  • Architectural Heritage Consultant
    Livia Hurley Architectural Heritage Consultancy, Dublin30 Oct 2003
  • Co-editor & Author, Architecture 1600-2000, Vol. IV, Art & Architecture of Ireland
    Royal Irish Academy20 Jul 2009 - 1 Jul 2014
  • Director
    Graph Architects, Dublin1 Jan 2010 - 1 Dec 2014
  • Conservation Architect
    Arthur Gibney & Partners, Dublin1 Nov 2001 - 1 Oct 2003
  • Project Architect
    PlexMadrid, Madrid2 Feb 1999 - 1 Oct 2001
  • Project Architect
    Gibbins Bultmann & Partners, Berlin30 Apr 1996 - 1 Mar 1999
  • Architect
    Friedel Vorderwühlbecker Architects, Berlin1 Oct 1992 - 31 Mar 1995


  • BArch
    Dublin Institute of Technology
  • M Litt
    Trinity College Dublin


  • German
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand