BEng Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway
MSc Applied Mathematics, Imperial College
Sinéad is a socially minded engineer with a strong analytical background and a talent for problem solving. She has excellent communication skills and has contributed to the delivery of many complex projects around London.
She is particularly interested in projects in the public realm and recently led the engineering design for the sculpture ‘Claudia’, an 8m high elephant sculpture designed by Dallas Pierce Quintero to be located on a roundabout in Colchester. The size of the piece and the location made the design a challenge owing to the requirement for a slender structure and the high volume of services that pass through the roundabout below.
Sinéad holds a technical tutor position at the Architectural Association where she teaches first and second year students as part of the Environment and Technical Studies department. She has always been interested in education and has tutored and mentored young people since her own teenage years. This interest led her to co-found the community interest company Scale Rule which runs educational workshops for students in London with the goal of widening participation in the construction industry.
She is also a fierce advocate for equality in the industry and has been involved in the creation of a new network for women in the built environment, unstructured.
A competitive triathlete, Sinéad spends most of her time away from the office on two wheels and has completed many feats of endurance including Ironman and recently climbed the height of Everest on a single hill in North London.