Orla Ahern, Communications Manager (Dublin Studio)

Orla Ahern

Communications Manager (Dublin Studio)

Dublin Joined in 2019 BA Hons, MA, UCC

Orla is in charge of developing and coordinating the Dublin studio’s bids and other submissions, and ensuring the smooth running of the office. She works closely with Dublin studio director Jonny McKenna in deciding appropriate opportunities and direction for these.

Prior to working at Metropolitan Workshop, she worked for architects Levitt Bernstein as business development manager and for building services engineer Max Fordham as communications manager. She managed the publicity for a number of award-winning projects for Max Fordham, including Tate Modern Switch House and the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Newport Street Gallery.

In her spare time she bakes for the office and is trying to make the office a pet-friendly environment. Her aim to have a minimum two dogs and four guinea pigs join the team as the “MetWork Mascots”.