Orla Brennan was born in Dublin. She started her training as an architect in 2000 and graduated from University College Dublin (Masters level). She is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland. She is also a qualified Interior Designer graduating from Griffith College Dublin in 1999. She has been in International Architectural practice for 15 years working in Dublin, London, the Middle East and Berlin. She has wide experience across a multitude of building types, many of them award-winning projects. Orla founded her own studio in Berlin in 2013, which works at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, design & technology. Her work has been exhibited and she has presented papers at International conferences including Re:publica.