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Architecture encompasses art, science, and method, but fundamentally, architecture is a way of thinking that is learned in a design studio. The design studio is at the heart of a school of architecture. The studio is a creative laboratory where learning is developed through experimentation and reflection. Architecture is the highest creative endeavour, and requires a student to have creative talents in combination with a high academic standing.


In our approach to teaching, the environment plays a strong role. Fundamentally the school will locate architecture within a strong philosophical, technological, cultural, and historical context, as a practice integrated with art and engineering to become a leader in thought on environmental issues.


For further information go to the School of Architecture website

Recent Submissions

  • Frohburg, Jan (Universidade da Coruna * Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, 2019)
    In November 1957 Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall at IIT broke with convention when it became the venue for a jazz concert by Duke Ellington and his orchestra. This extraordinary event is reconstructed based on personal ...
  • Flynn, Morgan; Feeney, Declan (School of Architecture University of Limerick) (ITERATIONS, 2020)
    We attempt to describe the dynamic character of the relationship between client and architect as it changes over the course of the design process involved in building a building. The nature of the client architect ...
  • Webb, Rosemarie; Avram, Gabriela; Buron, Javier; Joyce, Aisling (Springer, 2018)
    The Adaptive Governance Lab at the School of Architecture at University of Limerick has been working collaboratively with local government officials and community activists on action research projects co-designing with ...
  • Buron, Javier ( Fab Lab Limerick Director, School of Architecture, University of Limerick); Sánchez, Magda (Founder of Colaborativa.eu, Design, Technology and Social Action Agency) (ITERATIONS, 2015)
    Self-build as a social tool: Communities need collective spaces to gather for group activities and social support. The lack of a collective space to meet, discuss and perform group activities, especially at the early ...
  • Frohburg, Jan (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
    In commenting on Mies van der Rohe's courtyard house projects this letter speculates about Mies’s design process and whether it may serve as a model for current practice.
  • Frohburg, Jan (Routledge: Taylor and Francis, 2012)
    Human action is shaping the earth on a geological scale. How can architects respond to the present-day imperative of maintaining liberty for the individual within a “landscape” understood as a global entity? The work ...
  • Frohburg, Jan (Saul Press, School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    In the present situation, UL exists as ‘University outside of Limerick.’ To get from the city centre to the university campus, it takes ten minutes to drive (traffic permitting) or twenty minutes by bike. And waiting for ...
  • Frohburg, Jan (Universitetsforlaget, 2014)
    Is Mies van der Rohe’s architecture hostile to art? Set within the context of a lifelong engagement with artworks and their collectors, a closer consideration of the Lange and Tugendhat houses reveals a moment of transition. ...
  • Frohburg, Jan (Universidade de Coimbra: Departamento de Arquitetura, 2013)
    “How do you deal with students that are in danger of failing?” This was one of the more memorable questions during my job interview at the University of Limerick. As lecturers we might share, and in fact we do to a ...
  • Ryan, Anna (University of California Press, 2014)
    no abstract availalble
  • Ryan, Anna (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2015)
    On 9 July 1965, along the broad estuary where Ireland’s longest river completes its westward journey towards the Atlantic Ocean, the Taoiseach Seán Lemass spoke at a luncheon at Shannon Airport. Twenty-six years in operation, ...
  • de Eyto, Adam; Ryan, Annmarie; McMahon, Muireann; Hassett, Grainne; Flynn, Morgan (2015)
    It is clear that significant differences in approach and enquiry are apparent between the established disciplines of Design, Engineering, Business and Health Sciences. The attempt to tackle Wicked Problems (Rittel and ...
  • Ryan, Anna (Architectural Association of Ireland, 2005)
    no abstract available
  • Ryan, Anna (Architectural Association of Ireland, 2001)
    no abstract available
  • Ryan, Anna (Architectural Association of Ireland, 2004)
  • Ryan, Anna (Architectural Association of Ireland, 2003)
    no abstract available
  • Ryan, Anna (Architectural Association of Ireland, 2003)
  • Ryan, Anna (The Irish Arts Review, 2008)
  • Ryan, Anna (UNISCAPE and Pontedera: Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Florence, 2013)
    This paper explores modes of writing landscape in contemporary Ireland. A consideration of the fictional oeuvre of the eminient Irish writer Colm Tóibín is presented as offering the opportunity to encourage a reconsideration ...
  • Ryan, Anna (AKAD, Stockholm, 2005)
    My window, in the house where I have been living for the past eleven months, looks across to a much larger house full of retired missionary priests. Sitting at my desk every day, I see the same navy jumper and head of ...

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