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Ms Sophia Meeres

Ms

Sophia Meeres

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
01 716 3248
University College Dublin, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Richview Newstead Block C Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

My interests relate to the transformation of landscapes in both rural and urban contexts. I am a qualified landscape architect (MLA Edinburgh) and civil engineer (BSc Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering: University College London) and spent 18 years in practice before joining academia. My experience includes London-based engineering consultancy (Harris & Sutherland) and multi-disciplinary design practices SOM, Fosters, and BDP. In 1996 I set up my own consultancy in France where for 9 years, I worked on a variety of different projects, focused mainly on planning, designing (and containing) the growth of small towns on the Cote d'Azur. My practice also included projects on agricultural lands, practices and traditions and approaches to public participation in planning. In 2004, I joined UCD as a full time academic staff member, specialising in landscape studies. From 2006-2009 I acted as Head of Landscape Architecture, and Director of the undergraduate programme in Landscape Architecture during our transition from the School of Agriculture to the School of Architecture. In 2013 I became Director of UCD's taught Masters programmes in Landscape Architecture.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • College Lecturer
    University College Dublin School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2004

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Director
    MUD consultants, UK, France1 Sep 1995 - 1 Sep 2005
  • Mission spéciale
    Ministry of Culture (France)1 Sep 2009 - 31 Aug 2011

DEGREES

  • BSc
    University College London
  • Other
    University of Edinburgh
  • Other
    Institute des Hautes Etudes de Défence Nationale

LANGUAGES

  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review