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Type is a collective formed from a broad team of editors with expertise across multiple spatial disciplines. We work together to gather, format, and disseminate new and existing research, writing, and critique on the design of the built environment. Below, you can read more about our individual experience and specialisms.


Eimear Arthur

Series Editor: One Good Idea

Eimear Arthur is an architect, writer, and lecturer in architecture. She has worked at TU Dublin and Henry J Lyons in Dublin, and at Bade Stageberg Cox in New York. While working at Níall McLaughlin Architects in London, she was part of the team that produced Ireland’s entry to the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice. Eimear holds an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

James Bashford


James Bashford is an architectural designer and researcher based in London. He is a research assistant in architectural history and visual culture to professors at both The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on the social, cultural, and material context of the built environment in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century colonial India. He is interested in objects’ and spaces’ subjectivity, their cultural capital, status and meaning; how discourse and practice of design enables the formation of particular social and cultural identities. A former editorial assistant and contributor to ‘Architecture Ireland’, James brings to Type his specialism in academic research and publishing.

Ciarán Brady

Series Editor: Present Tense

Ciarán Brady is a registered Architect, editor, and writer, based in Dublin. In addition to 6 years experience in commercial architectural practice, Ciarán is currently an Editor for TYPE, and has previously served as editor of the AAI’s Irish Architecture publication, and as assistant editor for Building Material. Ciarán has worked as a tutor and lectured in UCC, and has had his work featured in a number of exhibits, academic forums, and RIAI publications.

Aoife-Marie Buckley


Aoife-Marie Buckley is the Trinity College Dublin and National Gallery of Ireland Doctoral Fellow (2019-2023), researching the architectural history of the various edifices of the National Gallery since its foundation. Her current research involves delivering specialised tours and lectures, forming the architectural archive for the National Gallery, and curating small exhibitions from their archives. In her role as Publications Officer with the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) she has edited the AAI Awards book, ‘Irish Architecture’, and ‘Building Material’, a peer-reviewed architectural research journal.

Michael K. Hayes

Managing Editor

Michael K. Hayes is an architect and editor of ‘Architecture Ireland’, the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). He is a former Publications Officer for the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) and was editor of both ‘Irish Architecture: The AAI Awards’ and ‘Building Material’ series. As a Design Fellow in Urban Design at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, Michael also provides Type with an urban design expertise. He holds a particular specialism in suburban design and is the founding editor of ‘2ha: the journal of suburban design’.

Harry Hogan


Harry is a master's student at UCD's School of Architecture, where he also completed his bachelor's. He is currently the editor of the AAI's awards book and has been a committee member since 2019. Additionally, he is a founder and maker at Studio Níos Mó.

Doireann de Courcy Mac Donnell

Series Editor: Working Hard / Hardly Working

Doireann de Courcy Mac Donnell holds a Bachelor of Architecture and has worked in practice for the past two years. Currently on a leave of absence from the Masters of Architecture in University College Dublin, Doireann has a strong interest in the city as a place for all. A contributor to ‘Architecture Ireland’, she is the former editor for ‘The University Observer’ and ‘OTwo’ culture supplement in UCD. Having held the role of features editor for two years previously, as editor she established the ‘Art & Architecture’ section of the newspaper. She views architectural writing and criticism as essential to the improvement of our shared spaces.

Iseult McCullough


Iseult McCullough is a graduate architect currently working at McCullough Mulvin Architects in Dublin. She graduated from UCD in 2019 and is now engaged in completing her Professional Diploma. She has worked for a number of notable practices throughout Europe, cultivating an appreciation of economic and social influences in contemporary design.

Cormac Murray

Series Editor: Future Reference

Cormac Murray is a registered architect and writer based in Dublin. He co-authored ‘The Dublin Architecture Guide, 1937-2021’, published in November 2021 by The Lilliput Press. He has written for ‘Architecture Ireland’ and ‘house + design’ magazine, and was assistant editor for volumes 20 and 21 of ‘Building Material’. He has published two essays with the Phibsboro Press: ‘The Forgotten Frontier, A Critical Appraisal of the Phibsboro Shopping Centre’ (2015) and ‘Cosmoform’ (2020), both designed by Eamonn Hall. Cormac has a particular interest in mid-century Irish modernism and in 2014 he was awarded the DoCoMoMo Dissertation Award for ‘Modernism in Dublin 1960–1979: The Infill Building’.

Laoise Tarrant

Media Editor

Laoise Tarrant is a graphic designer currently working in a design firm in Lisbon. She has a BSc in Architecture, UCD, and an MA in Communication Design from NCAD. Her personal projects look at the role which communication design plays in building more inclusive and regenerative urban and public spaces. Laoise is a member and lead-designer of the activist group Reclaim Our Spaces.


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