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Ruth O’Herlihy
Director MRIAI BArch BSc

Ruth O’Herlihy


Ruth O’Herlihy studied architecture in UCD, graduating in 1997. While studying she did a number of stages in Europe including working and travelling in Italy, where she studied the works of Carlo Scarpa during an internship in the studio of Sergio Los, long time collaborator with Scarpa. Other placements followed in Germany and in The Netherlands where she worked with Wiel Arets. Following graduation she worked in OPW before joining McCullough Mulvin Architects in 1999 and became a director in 2006. Along with the team, Ruth has worked on numerous award winning buildings in Ireland as well as currently leading the team with Valerie Mulvin on Thapar University in India. Ruth has lectured on the work of the practice in Ireland, Poland, UK, Scotland, Czech Republic, Canada (Newfoundland), Tenerife and India. She has been involved in teaching at the Department of Architecture, University College Dublin, School of Architecture DIT, Queens University, Belfast, School of Architecture University of Limerick and at the University of Dundee. She is currently a Design Fellow at UCD, working in final year, and examines on the Professional Practice Diploma course. The work of the practice has been exhibited widely and published extensively: In 2015, the work of the practice was documented for an international audience by the publication of a monograph by TC Cuadernos ‘McCullough Mulvin Arquitectura 2004-2015’. Ruth lives with her family in a modernist house designed by her grandparents .