IT Sligo Staff Profiles

MR Peter Scanlon

Jt Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer
Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture

T: 071 9305668
E: scanlon.peter@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Peter Scanlon is in the School of Engineering and Design, lectures in the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture on the Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in Architecture programme. He completed his Architecture Studies in 2004 Graduating from DIT Dublin Architecture School. He Joined IT Sligo part-time in 2007 transitioning to a full time position 2009. Peter is an active researcher in the field of Ageing Populations in Urban Spaces, Health Quality of Life and Community. His activities are inspired by collaboration, engaging with others in the community.

His research to date has centred around local social/environmental and cultural issues in the field of Health and Quality of Life. His Architecture explores the art of making as a shared experience in order to foster a joyful living experience for all, where the underpinning philosophy is one of achieving aesthetic beauty by harmonious design, where structure, technique and use of material are in equilibrium with the environment, human health & well-being and evoke a sense of place.

Specialties: Health & Quality of Life, Community Development,  Designer, and Environmental Consultant.  

Research Interests

Peter's research Interest is in the field of Ageing Populations in Urban Spaces, Quality of Life, Health Status and Well-Being of residents within Urban and Rural communities. He also has begun work in Low Energy Architecture and Material Technologies.




Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) Association of the European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Annual Congress. Venice 2019,
Dr. Nuala Flood & Dr. Geraint Ellis QUB (2019) UNIVERSAL DESIGN (UD) AND HEALTHY AGEING: USING TASK ANALYSIS AS A PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN TOOL. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Association of the European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Annual Congress. Venice 2019, Venice , 09-JUL-19 - 13-JUL-19. [Details]
(2019) 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) 2019,
Dr. Nuala Flood & Dr. Geraint Ellis QUB (2019) Narrative of Ageing in Urban spaces. [Oral Presentation], 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) 2019, Manchester , 20-AUG-19 - 23-JAN-21. [Details]
(2018) All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG) Conference 2018,
Dr. Nuala Flood QUB (2018) Out of place, is the city a space for the elderly? A study of public urban spaces and their meaning for the aging population. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG) Conference 2018, Queens University Belfast , 24-JAN-18 - 26-JAN-18. [Details]
(2014) AIARG Conference 2014,
Peter Scanlon (2014) An investigation on how the current conditions of the built environmental correlates with Health Status and Well-Being of residents within the rural community in essence exploring the story of place, where poetically man dwells (Heidegger, 1951). This study will strive to determine the health status, sense of place, essence of kinship in rural communities and evaluate if the built environment has an impact on their health and quality of life, also exploring if initiatives¿ like Transition Towns (TT) & Resiliency aid communities to overcome economic and social decay in a policy vacuum. [Oral Presentation], AIARG Conference 2014, University of Ulster . [Details]
(2012) Sligo Sustainable Futures Conference,
Peter Scanlon (2012) A Study of the Sustainability of the Built Environment and it users impact on energy & CO2, an analysis of how Climate change and International policy will alter the way we construct and utilise buildings now and into the Future. [Poster Presentation], Sligo Sustainable Futures Conference, IT Sligo . [Details]
(2012) 9th AHRA Research Student Conference,
Peter Scanlon (2012) What attributes of an Urban Environment affect Health & Quality of Life?. [Oral Presentation], 9th AHRA Research Student Conference, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen . [Details]
(2012) AIARG Conference 2012,
Peter Scanlon, Dr. Paula Kenny (2012) A Study of Urban Neighbourhoods and the perceived environmental attributes that effect Health and Well-being of their occupants. [Oral Presentation], AIARG Conference 2012, DIT Bolton Street . [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Associate Member 02-AUG-04 / 31-DEC-08

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Eugene O’Neill Architects Junior Architect 09-JAN-06 / 15-SEP-08
Vincent Hannon & Associates Architects Junior Architect 02-AUG-04 / 15-SEP-05
Rhatigan & Company Architects Assistant Architect 01-JUL-02 / 19-DEC-03
Dixon McGaver Nolan Architects Student (Work Experience) 04-JUN-01 / 14-SEP-01

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 Centre for Alternative Technology Wales & The University of East London Master of Science Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies
2004 TUD BArch Architecture
1999 Waterford Institute of Technology Diploma Architectural Technology