I'm a qualified Architect (RIBA/RIAI) from Ireland, with 10 years experience. I have been Project Architect, in Dublin, Stockholm and Kigali on various projects ranging from large social housing projects, private dwellings, medium sized civic projects, installations and international competitions.
Currently I am seeing out the construction of a community center for a local football team in Kimisagara, Kigali, Rwanda, which I designed for Architecture for Humanity.
My research and work interests lie within the exploration of fragmented sites, settlements & cities at specific thresholds of racial, ethnic or religious conflict.
Investigations into the effects of global economies on large infrastructural systems ( i.e. port’s & harbors, wetlands & river systems) and their relationship with natural eco-systems is sometimes a physical counterpart to these social explorations, serving as a means to guide propositional work to a more symbiotic conclusion.
Through a combination of field research, analytical mapping and urban & architectural testing, I seek to articulate specific phenomena, to which propositional urban and/or frameworks respond, aiming to consolidate, re-stitch , appease these fragmented conditions striving to counter the social attenuation that may exist.
I am a regular studio tutor and lecturer at KIST (Rwanda) as well as a guest lecturer at the KTH in Stockholm, Gothenburg and the University of Johannesburg.
‘The reality I have known no longer exists’ laments the narrator at the loss of the Paris of his youth. This extract from Marcel Proust’s ‘A la recherché du temps perdu’ (In Search of Lost Time), is referred to in Alexander Tzonis and Liane ...