Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin B. Arch M.Arch M.RIAI

Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin, the principal of anima, has 12 years experience as an architect, working with Grafton Architects in Dublin and OMA in Rotterdam, both award winning practices with international profiles, before setting up her own practice in Dublin in 2009. Project experience to date has involved work at all scales, both nationally and internationally, and at all stages from inception to construction.

Aoibheann received a Bachelor of Architecture from University College Dublin and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She is a member of the RIAI, the professional organisation for architects.

Aoibheann is a studio tutor in the school of architecture at University College Dublin and a lecturer and studio tutor at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education, where she lectures on landscape design.


nominated in 'emerging practice' category, Irish Architecture Awards 2013


'Architecture: Working small but thinking big' Practice featured in the Irish Times Property Supplement, June 2014, View here
'A New Perspective' Practice featured in The Irish Times magazine 'The Gloss Interiors' September 2013 , View here
'Modesty Prevails' Practice Featured in Sunday Times Homes Section, on RIAI Emerging Practice Nomination, 30th June 2013, View here
Garden Room in Image Interiors, Summer 2012
‘Redesign and Renovate’ in Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living, April 2011
‘Garden Room’ in The SANAA Studios: learning from Japan: single story urbanism (2009) Lars Muller
Unveiling the Prada Foundation, (2008) Fondazione Prada, OMA/Rem Koolhaas Germano Celant
‘Landscape Without Trees’ in Building Material 13 (2005) Landscape
‘Household’ in Building Material 12 (2004) Morality & Architecture
‘Paradise’ in Tracings (2002) Vol. 2


Dubtopia: Image exhibited online, Design Week 2012
A Window to Practice: UCD, 2011 ‘Garden room’ project exhibited in exhibition on the window in contemporary practice
'Mapping Matters’: Richview Library UCD, 2011, Exhibition of research seminar students work
Now What? Exhibition, 2009 Exhibition of ‘Synthetic Landscapes’ workshop drawings