Vice President, Sustainability
Tel: 01 220 6803
- MBA, University College Dublin
- Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University
As Practice Director at Murray O’Laoire Architects, Jennifer managed their Central European office and large multidisciplinary teams to deliver sustainable mixed-use urban design projects for commercial clients and government agencies around the world. She joined Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Dublin School of Architecture. In her most recent role as Assistant Head of School, she enjoyed working with colleagues to implement a student-centred revision of the architecture curriculum to embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals and address the challenges of climate change.
Jennifer’s active research interests reside within the potential integration of change management, innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve models of sustainable practice. Her experience of practice, teaching, programme development and academic management has given her an understanding of the importance of practice-based, project-led student learning as essential to developing relevant, creative and responsible graduates. She is a registered architect, an active community organiser, a sustainability advocate and a firm believer that every person’s future is brighter with the gift of education.
Jennifer lives in Dublin with her husband and two young children. She enjoys playing tennis, jogging, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.