RIAI

The practice was established in 1979 with the intention of providing high quality architectural services from a small organisation. Since its formation, it has been recognised as being a design led pragmatic practice, with conservation skills.
It presently has three architects on its staff, with a small back-up administration. Much of its workload involves works to protected structures, approached with an informed conservation ethic, and a commitment to excellence in contemporary design.


PERMANENT ARCHITECTURAL STAFF

Robin Mandal
Architect and Historic Building Consultant, Director
B. Arch., M. Arch. Sc. FRIAI, RIBA, RSUA, ARBUK

Renate Breternitz
Architect, Director
Dip. Ing. Arch., MRIAI, MBAK

Brendan Money
Architect
B. Arch., B. Arch. Sc.

Jenny O'Leary
Graduate Architect
B. Arch., B. Arch. Sc.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Robin Mandal

Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honours), UCD................................................1977
Architect in Campbell Conroy Hickey, Dublin.............................................................1977-79
Member, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland...................................................1980-
PrivatePractice..............................................................................................................1979-
Member, Royal Institute of British Architects..............................................................1984-
Member, Architects Registration Council of the UK..................................................1985-
Master of Architectural Science in the Conservation of Towns and Buildings..........1988
Member, IPCRA............................................................................................................1990
Member of the Conservation Working Group, RIAI.....................................................1993-96
Register of Conservation Skills, Irish Georgian Society............................................1993-
Member, Royal Society of Ulster Architects................................................................1996-
Chairman of the Historic Buildings Committee, RIAI.................................................1996-2002
RIAI Professional Practice Examination Board...........................................................1999-2004
Panel of Conservation Advisors, The Heritage Council.............................................2000-
2nd Vice President RIAI...............................................................................................2002
1st Vice President RIAI.................................................................................................2002
RIAI Conservation Accreditation Board.......................................................................2002-2003
Member of Council, RIAI.................................2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Fellow, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.......................................................2003
Panel of Conservation Advisors, Dublin City Council.................................................2004
Architect Accredited in Conservation, Grade 1...........................................................2004
PSDS Accreditation......................................................................................................2009



QUALITY CONTROL,AWARDS AND TECHNICAL MERIT

Q.C. is assured by using the RIBA Job Book and RIAI Good Practice Guide, and by complying with all relevant Practice Notes of the RIAI
Health and Safety is dealt with through utilising the agreed documentation from the RIAI
All of the relevant Charters are referred to in conservation projects
In terms of technical merit, among the recognition received are the following:

Sense of Ireland Exhibition, London, "Traditions and Directions", 1980
Municipal Gallery of Ireland, "The Making of a Street", 1982
"The Pillar Project", with Vivienne Roche, 1988
RIBA Design Exhibition, "Le Patron Habite ici", 1990
RIAI Regional Awards and Exhibition: 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004
RIAI Design Exhibition, "Designing Dreams" 1995- 5 houses exhibited
RIAI Design Exhibition, "Design for Living" 1997- 4 houses exhibited
OPUS Building Award 2004




SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS

Urban Conservation, "La revitalisacion del barrio", Irish Architect, May 1988
Co-author, RIAI Conservation Policy, 1994
Co-author, RIAI "Guidelines for the Conservation of Buildings", 1995, 1997 & 2001
Co-author, RIAI "Conservation Guidelines for Local Authorities in the Preparation of Development Plans", 1998
Paper to RIAI Conference, Conservation Questions, Contemporary Answers, "Assume a Level Site", 2002
Introduction to the Irish Georgian Society Conference on Conservation, 2002
Report on Cork Conference of the RIAI, Irish Architect, June 2002
Review of the first publications of the new format National Inventory, IPCRA Journal, Spring 2003
RIAI Policy on Architecture in the Post–Registration Environment, Architecture Ireland, February 2007
Design and Detail of Staircases, Architecture Ireland, July 2007



SELECTION OF RESEARCH

Pilot Inventorisation of Lucan, County Dublin, with Cathal Crimmins & Gerry Leonard, 1987
Study of Swords Castle, Swords, County Dublin, with Cathal Crimmins, 1987
Master's Thesis on Urban Regeneration, Study Areas and Methodologies of Conservation Practice, 1988
Pilot Inventory of Carlow Town, as part of a team with the OPW and the Irish Architectural Archive, 1989
Numerous study reports lodged with Local Authorities and the Irish Architectural Archive, 1990-