Dermot Foley

Director and Principal Landscape Architect with Dermot Foley Landscape Architects (DFLA), with over 20 years experience. He is a horticulturalist and landscape architect, having trained at the National Botanic Gardens before studying landscape architecture. He established the practice in 2001 and was awarded Europe 40-Under-40 in 2010. With multiple awards for landscape design, landscape research and landscape conservation his clients include Kennedy Wilson, Castlethorn Construction, Laing O’Rourke, Park Developments, Bennett Construction, SIAC, CIE, Dublin City Council, Cork County Council, NUI Maynooth, HSE, Glanbia, English Partnerships, London School of Economics and Kingston University. He has experience of projects with external works budgets of up to €11m and has completed public realm projects with external works budgets of up to €2.5m. Dermot is an Assistant Professor at University College Dublin (UCD) and lectures internationally. He initiated the EU FP7-funded (€6.7m) research project on Resilient Cities in 2011, titled TURAS, with 25 EU research partners. He edited the practice book Artifice, which is the first comprehensive publication on contemporary Irish landscape architecture. His researched includes Urban Resilience, Sustainable Drainage Systems, Historic Studies and Venturous Practice. In 2016 he was an ‘Adapt-r’ Scholar with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Current projects include the Curragh Racecourse, Bridgefoot Street Public Park, the Paul Marshall Building at LSE and Kingston University.