Academy of Urbanism appoints Tony Reddy as Chairman
The Academy of Urbanism has elected Tony Reddy as its Chairman for the period 2020-2022.
The Academy of Urbanism is a politically independent, not-for-profit organisation that brings together both the current and next generation of urban leaders, thinkers and practitioners. Their mission is to understand, promote and celebrate what makes great places and to apply these lessons to the improvement of towns and cities across Europe and beyond.
The Academy advocates the values of city management and policy making, academic research and teaching. Through a series of events and activities the group pushes the boundaries of development planning and design, community leadership and urban change-making, arts and cultural development. They reward good urban initiatives at all scales which benefit people and places through all aspects of the town and cities they are involved in. This includes aspects of infrastructure and engineering, property law and management, politics and media. The Academy has a diverse membership which welcomes all those involved in design, city management and policy and allows free thinking and discourse leading to a better environment.
The Academy of Urbanism have issued this press release:
Tony Reddy is both an Architect and Urbanist. He is a founder director of the Academy and Chairman of the international design practice Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. He is also a former President of the RIAI and AAI.During his career he has practiced in Ireland, UK , Europe and United States. The work of his practice encompasses a wide range from furniture and interior design, complex architectural projects and building types to neighborhoods and urban regeneration projects.
He and his colleagues work with a strong design focus and a clear understanding of how people and places interact. This has resulted in a wide range of commissions and projects which have made a significant contribution to contemporary architecture and the built environment and received many architectural and urban design awards.
Through his involvement in the AoU, RIAI and PII, he has been involved in many policy initiatives in the field of Residential and Community projects. He has a wide experience in advocating initiatives to create better cities and urban environments through exemplary urban design & architecture. Throughout his career he has been involved in policy development in the area of Residential Communities and Urban Design.
His Practice has won many international architectural and urban design awards from bodies as diverse as the RIAI, AIA and RTPI. Key projects are the Custom House Square and Eircom Building, Temple Bar West End, Heuston South Quarter (Dublin), The Prism (Cork), Kilkenny Creative Quarter, Embassy Gardens, Kidbrooke Village (London) and Urban Framework Plans and Masterplans for University Campuses at DCU, UCD, TCD, CIT and NUIG.