Miriam Fitzpatrick is a full-time academic whose specialty is Architecture, Urban Design. She joined UCD in 2006 and runs a number of undergraduate and post-graduate modules in Architecture with a special interest in academic writing, public space assessment and the history of cities.She gained a Masters, with distinction, in Social Science and City Design from the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2003 and became a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional (LEED AP) in 2004. She is currently undertaking a PhD at UCD. Her research is into the life and work of American journalist and urbanist, William H. Whyte (1917-99) whose study of the social life of city centers and public space holds particular resonance today. Miriam is a Board Member of The Heritage Council (July 2016 to date), a committee member of All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG), a member of Architects and Humanities Research Association (AHRA) and the Urban Design Group. She previously worked for international design firms, including Fielden Clegg Bradley architects and Grimshaws in London, Diamond Schmitt Architect in Toronto and Sasaki Associates in Boston. A few notable projects which she designed include: - The Bath Spa Project, Bath with Grimshaws; University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) with Diamond Schmitt Architects, (2006); The Grandstand, Lords Cricket Ground, London with Grimshaws. Maritime Centre, Charleston, South Carolina, USA with Sasaki Associates. Library for St John's College, Cambridge and International Headquarters for RMC, Surrey with Edward Cullinan Architects. National Memorial to the Vietnam Forces, Canberra with Tonkin Zulaikha Architects, Sydney. In 2000, she was a founding member of the Urban Panel, (2000), a strategic review panel set up by English Heritage to advise on major urban developments. She was seconded to the Urban Policy Unit in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minster to organize an Urban Summit. She has been an active member of AIARG, which organizes annual conferences in Ireland.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS
- Assistant ProfessorSchool of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD, Architecture, Dublin, Ireland2007
- Board MemberThe Heritage Council, Kilkenny, IrelandJul 2016
- BArchUniversity College Dublin
- MScLondon School of Economics & Political Science UK