Ms Aoife Donnelly


I am First Year BA Architecture Leader, Second Year Design Studio Tutor and Making Module Leader and studied at the Dublin School of Architecture and UP6 Paris, La Villette.

I combine teaching with practice as half of the Imaginary Rock Foundation, a London-based Architecture collaboration, adopting a design and research-led approach; promoting sensitivity to context, celebration of the ordinary and by questioning and challenging established situations.

A current research project, 'Behind the façade', revisits the Mayors Regeneration High Street Fund projects in Inner and Outer London. Our study focuses on the instant such regeneration schemes meet the independent structures of the high street as well as comparing and reflecting on different delivery strategies and project outputs. We also aim to explore personal stories surrounding the relationship between funders, designers and traders.

I am a member of the RARA co-operative - an architects', artists' and makers' collective in East London.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer Part-Time


  • BA (Hons) Dublin School of Architecture
  • Dip Arch Dublin School of Architecture & Paris La Villette
  • Part III RIAI University College London
  • ARB

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