Emma Curley
Urban design

Emma Curley


Emma Curley has almost 20 years professional experience, working in Ireland, the United States and Scotland. She has a proven track record in the areas of architecture, urban design,facilitation, strategic planning, landscape architecture and large scale report production.

A key area of Emma’s expertise is the direction and the creation of cohesion in multi-disciplinary teams. This expertise, at home and internationally, is based around excellent communication skills which are at the core of all her projects over the course of her career to date, from her role as lead consultant in the completed the Dublin Docklands Master Plan 2008, to the compilation, formulation and completion of a Navan Local Authorities €23 million bid package for the Department of Transports Smarter Travel competition in 2010, and to the editing, research and writing of the Dublin World Design Capital bid 2014 for the Dublin Local Authorities in 2011.

Emma has worked on all stages of the design process from concept, urban design, public consultation, site management and post project analysis and monitoring. She has led award-winning projects including the 2010 IPI National Planning Awards – Planning Achievement Award Commendation for the Loughmacask Local Area Plan 2008 – 2014, and the winner of the 2005 IPI National Planning Awards Certificate of Merit Award in Urban Design and Planning for Re-imagining Killarney – Integrated Urban Master Plan. She is a part time lecturer in the School of Real Estate and Economics, in Dublin Institute of Technology since September 2010. Emma is a member of the Irish Design Week 2011 committee.

Emma specialises in:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Facilitation / Public Consultation
  • Report Editing / Research / Writing
  • Bid / Destination Branding Documentation

Stéphanie Fy 


Stéphanie is an architect and urban designer who has studied and worked in Paris, Barcelona and Dublin.
She obtained her Masters degree in architecture with honours from the National Superior School of Architecture of Versailles and completed her studies with a Masters in Urban Planning in the School of Political Sciences of Paris.
She worked for Paris City Planning Office (APUR); the leading transport space designers and planners in France AREP and Carlos Ferrater Partnership in Barcelona. Part of the Urban Design, Planning and Landscape Unit in Murray O’Laoire Architects Dublin for 3 years, she is now a consultant and part of ‘emma curley (ec) architecture/urban design/facilitation’ team. She is guest lecturer in urban design in Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Spatial Planning since 2009.
Stéphanie specialises in:

  • Urban Design
  • Transportation Planning
  • Sustainable Development
  • Architecture

Andrew Murray

B.Sc Spatial Planning (Hons)

Andrew has been employed as an urban planner, researcher and writer in ‘emma curley’ (ec) since its foundation in May 2010. He is an honours graduate of the School of Spatial Planning in Dublin Institute of Technology. While in DIT, Andrew completed a specialised guidance study in relation to location, quantum and scale of tall buildings, and post-graduation, he has returned to the college to lecture and critique on the subjects of Regional Planning and Green Infrastructure.

Prior to joining ec, Andrew was employed as an urban (spatial) planner, with sole responsibility in all aspects of planning, within the award winning Urban Design, Planning and Landscape Unit of Murray O’Laoire Architects.  
Andrew specialises in:

  • Urban / Spatial Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Bid Package Formulation / Documentation
- Environmental Planning



Urban Design