Emma Geoghegan is an architect, urban designer and educator engaged in the design of beautiful, purposeful and resilient places for people.
Since 2007 her practice has focused on the design and delivery of residential, social care and educational buildings for people with a broad range of abilities and needs. In parallel her research and teaching practice has been driven by a commitment to the social purpose of architecture and inclusive design principles and embedding this in architectural education.
From 2007-2017 Emma was a partner in MEME Architecture, a collaborative design practice working on projects in the UK and Ireland. In 2013 MEME was Highly Commended in the Irish Architecture Awards Best Emerging Practice category. The practice undertook a broad range of projects with an emphasis on work for voluntary and community organisations providing services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Emma is currently Programme Chair for the Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin. Alongside teaching on the BArch programme, she is a supervisor to postgraduate students and runs an elective module called Architecture, Collaboration & Society.
Actively involved in the architectural profession, Emma was elected to RIAI Council in 2018. Prior to this she served on the RIAI Architecture and Public Affairs Committee from 2016-2018 and was a jury member for the Irish Architecture Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2017.
She lives in Co Carlow with her family and is currently Chairperson of Carlow Arts Festival.
She was appointed to the board of ADI in June 2019, taking on the role of Interim Deputy Chair in December 2022.