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Designing places that promote activity


Irina Korneychuk

Associate

Architectural and Urban Designer


Irina is a key member of our internationally renowned sports and leisure team and champions sustainable design within the practice as part of our in-house Environmental Practice Group. She is experienced in leading the design and delivery of high-profile leisure and education projects, including sports facilities which challenge traditional models and raise the benchmark for sustainability, from behavioural change to economic and environmental sustainability. Irina has both Russian architectural qualifications and two master’s degrees in architecture and urban design. She is an advocate for Active Design, using design principles to promote activity, healthy lifestyles and stronger communities. Irina is passionate about inclusive and accessible design as well as diversity and equality in the construction industry. She is involved in many CSR practice initiatives and our internal development programme. She was named a Generation 4 Change Future Leader Award in 2018 and became a co-chair of the committee in 2019, driving change in the industry by connecting and developing young professionals.

Dublin White Water Centre Faulknerbrowns Architects Sport Leisure Active Design Aerial View Lh

Engaging people in activity has never been more important.

Whilst leisure buildings can provide an essential focus for both team and individual activity, good design has a key role to play in creating active places and effective active infrastructure in our towns and cities. In particular, the relationship between buildings, places and infrastructure can be critical in promoting active lifestyles and bringing hard to reach people to activity.

To explore this theme further we have produced a sketchbook which focuses on the themes of active infrastructure and places, making reference to a number of our projects, both completed and in development. Download a copy of the sketchbook here.

Active Design Sketchbook Faulknerbrowns Architects Lh

Irina Korneychuk

Architectural and Urban Designer