About IAF / The Board

More information on the IAF’s Board Members Understanding and Principles HERE 

Gary Mongey (Chair)

Gary graduated in Architecture from Dublin Institute of Technology in 1995 after having previously studied civil engineering from 1988-1990. With this insight, he lectured in the final-year of Architecture at DIT Bolton Street and was founding member of an international summer school in Italy, a member of the RIAI Council, 2004/5 and spent 10 years in the AAI (Architectural Association of Ireland) and was a past president in 2003/4. Currently Gary is a board member on the ‘Irish Architecture Foundation’ and for the RIAI’s member’s magazine, ‘Architecture Ireland’.

Ciaran O’Connor

A graduate of DIT and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland; worked in Germany and Canada before joining the Office of Public Works where he is now the State Architect. Recipient of the All- Ireland Landscape Award, the Ford Foundation Conservation Award, RIAI Triennial Medal for Restoration and the Europa Nostra Medal 1997 and the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage 2006.

Ali Grehan

Dublin City Architect leads the team responsible for promoting design and providing architectural, urban and conservation design services to Dublin City Council. She devised and coordinated Dublin’s bid for World Design Capital 2014, now continuing as PIVOT Dublin. She is an elected member of the RIAI Council and the International Federation for Housing and Planning. She is also an invited member of the Taipei World Design Capital 2016 International Advisory Committee.

Michael Stack

Michael graduated as an Architect from UCD in 2009. He has worked in London and Brussels, and currently works with Grafton Architects in Dublin. He is a founder-member of Res Publica, and has taught at the School of Architecture in UCD. He has been a committee member of the AAI since 2011, and is the AAI representative on the board of the IAF in 2015.

Paul Keogh

Paul Keogh (B.Arch (Hons), MA RCA, FRIAI, RIBA) was born in Dublin and studied architecture at University College Dublin before obtaining a Masters in Environmental Design at the Royal College of Art, London. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for James Stirling, de Blacam and Meagher and the OPW. He has taught and lectured widely, in Ireland, the UK, Europe, America and Asia. He was elected president of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the 2010-2012 term.

Lisa Godson

Design historian lecturing at the National College of Art and Design, graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Art (MA, PhD). Publications include Making 1916: material and visual culture of the Easter Rising (2015) and the forthcoming Modern Sacred Architecture (co-edited with Kathleen James-Chakraborty). The feature documentary Build Something Modern was based on her research into Irish architects in Africa; current projects include the Irish Research Council-funded Making Memory on material, visual and architectural cultures of commemoration.