PhD Position for Research Project on Phoenic Park, Dublin

Phoenix Park has a long and complex history of development into its current form. The Office of Public Works, who have responsibility for the park’s development, are interested in developing a comprehensive survey of the current park, including historical analysis, 3D documentation using laser scanning, and development of a protocol for linking a 3D digital model of the park to archival and maintenance records.


We are looking for a candidate with a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or cognate discipline who would be interested in pursuing a PhD on this topic in the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, starting September 2019.


The candidate will work with the supervisors [listed below] to develop a PhD scholarship proposal to be submitted to the Irish Research Council for funding their studies for four years. This proposal will be submitted on 1 November 2018, with results due in March 2019. The PhD position will be dependent on the success of the IRC proposal.


The candidate should have;

  • a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or cognate discipline
  • good 3D digital modelling skills
  • experience with archival research


If you are interested, please submit a statement of interest [max. 1 page] with a current CV and academic transcript to  by 5 September 2018, with the subject heading ‘IRC Phoenix Park’. The applications will be reviewed by the supervising team [below].


Supervising Team

Prof Finola O’Kane-Crimmins, Architecture

Dr Karen Foley, Landscape Architecture

Dr Elizabeth Shotton, Architecture