Róisín Heneghan

UCD Alumni Award in Engineering and Architecture

BArch 1987

Róisín Heneghan
Róisín Heneghan

Róisín is an Irish architect and designer and co-founder of Heneghan Peng Architects. She was shortlisted for Architects’ Journal 'Woman Architect of the Year' in 2014. She has won numerous awards and her work includes the Grand Museum of Egypt and the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre.

Roisin Heneghan is an architect and co-founder of heneghan peng architects, a practice working with landscape, urban planning and architecture with offices in Dublin and Berlin. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from University College Dublin and a master’s in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

The practice has a diverse portfolio of work including; The Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Northern Ireland, completed 2012, The Library and School of Architecture for the University of Greenwich in London, completed in 2014, the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, completed 2016, The National Gallery of Ireland Historic Wings Refurbishment, opened June 2017, the Museum Tonofenfabrik Lahr, opened February 2018, and The Grand Egyptian Museum which is under construction.

The work of heneghan peng has been exhibited and published widely including multiple participations at the Venice Biennale. heneghan peng have been the winners of many open architectural competitions, most notably for the Grand Egyptian Museum which attracted 1,557 entries from around the world. More recently, heneghan peng won the international design competition for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario, Canada. The built work of the practice has been nominated and shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and been nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Roisin Heneghan has taught extensively most recently at Yale University and lectured widely. She has served as a jury member on several international architectural competitions and was on the 2016 jury for the RIBA Stirling prize.