Committe Members of the RIAI Southern Region

Region Rep.

Kevin Smyth


Louise Sliney

Louise Sliney is the Director of Louise Sliney Architects (MRIAI)which was established in 2009. Since graduating from UCD in 1999, Louise has collaborated with the practices of RKD Architects, Wain Morehead Architects and Duff Tisdall Architects. Projects in both the private and public sectors have ranged from one-off housing to community complexes, educational facilities, crèches and third level institutions. With a keen interest in sustainable design she constantly endeavours to keep up to date with developing technologies including passive house design. Louse is a qualified Passive House Designer and an accredited Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor. She is a Registered Architect under the Building Control Act of 2007 and is a member of the RIAI since 2004 and is professionally indemnified by Marsh Ireland.As member of the RIAI Southern Region committee, and now with the her main role as Chairperson, Louise also chairs the Small Practice Forum which meets on a monthly basis.


Henrik Wolterstorff


Seán Antóin Ó Muirí

Design Principal of fuinneamh workshop an architecture and design studio based in Cork. Studied at the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT and as an Erasmus Student at École National Supérieur d'Architecture Montpellier, France. Studied under visiting Professors Hitoshi Abe at ÉNSAM & Glenn Murcutt at the DSA. Previously worked with Shay Cleary Architects, O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects, & Cino Zucchi Architetti (Milano). Lecture Series Co-ordinator / Secretary of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Southern Region since 2010. Selected in Casabella’s International Architects Under 30, Milan in 2013. Received Gaisce Gold Medal, President's Award, from President of Ireland Mary McAleese, 2005. Contributing reviewer to numerous architectural journals and author of IRELAND Architecture, 200+ Buildings since 1990 (2016) & DUBLIN Architecture, 150+ Buildings since 1990 (2014). Acted as invited guest critic to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and the School of Architecture University of Limerick. Associate Lecturer at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education, UCC since 2016.


Paul McNally

Paul has been Treasurer of the committee since 2011. Paul leads Cork-based practice specialising in sustainable architecture. Paul graduated with honours from Bolton Street DIT in 1998, became a member of the RIAI in 2002 and attained a Masters with merit in Advanced Energy and Environmental studies from the University of East London in 2009. Paul is a Certified Passive House Designer and has completed several passivhaus residential and commercial projects.

Site Visit Officer

Orla McKeever

Website Manager

Haley Bueno

Haley has received his training as architect and urban designer from Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil, where he followed a 5 year full-time programme in architecture and urbanism, which granted him his acceptance to the Brazilian Order of Architects in 1996. In 1999 he completed a 2 year full-time M.A. in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. In 2002 he became a member of the Portuguese Order of Architects and in 2008 has been granted membership at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. He has completed a postgraduate study in Digital Analysis and Retrofit at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012. Haley has practiced architecture in Brazil, USA, Egypt, Turkey, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland, working on a variety of public and private projects. After his arrival in Ireland he has worked for Reddy O’Riordan Staehli Architects (RORSA), has collaborated with Bueno Power O’Dea Architecture (BPOD), and practiced as self-employed. He has joined the RIAI Southern Region Committee in February 2010, was appointed as CPD Officer in September of the same year and from 2012-2014 he occupied the post as Chairman of the organization. Haley has an interest for contemporary architecture, green construction solutions, and is committed to a conscious approach to conservation. He has also specialized in Building Information Modeling, holds a Professional Revit Architecture 2012 Certification and is the first and only Autodesk Certified Instructor of Revit in Ireland.

SPF Coordinator

Louise Sliney

Cork CoCo Rep.

Giulia Vallone

Giulia Vallone graduated in the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2000. She moved to Dublin in the same year where she worked with Scott Tallon Walker Architects first and Dublin City Council in the role of Project Architect for high density residential developments and urban design projects. In 2005 she joined the Architects Dept of Cork County Council. She became a Registered Architect and member of the RIAI in 2007. Giulia is currently Senior Executive Architect in Cork County Council, where she is involved in public works including residential design, public buildings and townscape design. She is acting Town Architect for Macroom, Clonakilty and Mallow, where she is working with public representatives and local officials on the town development plans, master plans to guide development and growth, as well as dealing with planning applications. Giulia is member of the Academy of Urbanism since 2011.

CPD Officer

Brian Mckeown

CCAE Staff Rep.

Orla McKeever

CCAE Stud. Rep.