About Us

A Professional Body

Overseeing chartered architects in Northern Ireland
About Us
Our purpose

Our purpose

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland with c.900 members.

It was established in 1901 and then its objectives included the general advancement of architecture and the promotion and maintenance of a high standard of qualification in the profession, both of which are every bit as relevant today.

A direct alliance was formed with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1925 and the RSUA continues to act for the RIBA in Northern Ireland.

The RSUA is committed to a comprehensive continuing professional development strategy and is a vital information network for architects providing a support service on a wide range of issues including contract and legal matters, professional indemnity, changes in planning law, building regulations and government legislation.

Our People

Joan McCoy

Joan McCoy

President

Ciarán Fox

Ciarán Fox

Director

Donal MacRandal

Donal MacRandal

President-elect

Emmet McDonough-Brown

Emmet McDonough-Brown

Communications & Events Officer

Jude Faloon

Jude Faloon

PA/Administrator

Julia Leaker

Julia Leaker

Administrative Assistant

Jeanette Hedley

Jeanette Hedley

Administrative Assistant

Kari Simpson

Kari Simpson

Secretary

Martin Hare

Martin Hare

Treasurer

Paul Crowe

Paul Crowe

Immediate Past President

True architecture is durable, functional and beautiful. The people of Northern Ireland deserve true architecture in every building project.

Joan McCoy, RSUA President

The Council

RSUA is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. RSUA’s purposes currently fall within two of the 12 descriptions of purposes listed in the Charities Act, namely, the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science. Click here to view a full list of RSUA Council.