The annual Presidential Distinguished Service Awards, which recognise the accomplishments of Irish people working overseas, were presented by Irish President Michael D. Higgins at an official ceremony.
Angela Brady has built her reputation in Britain over 25 years. In London she set up an award-winning private practice in collaboration with Robin Mallalieu. Their design studio specialises in contemporary, sustainable architecture.
Brady has been an active member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland for many years. In 2000, she established the RIBA Architects for Change group, aimed at involving women and ethnic minorities in architecture. She was president of the RIBA from 2011 to 2013, the first non-British person and the second woman to hold the position.
Watch Angela Brady talking on the Marylebone Campus about the intersection of politics, architecture, sustainable design and community engagement.
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