Eimear studied architecture at University College Dublin, the Oslo School of Architecture of Design and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
In 2016, Eimear joined O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects and was appointed Associate Director in 2020. She established O’Donnell + Tuomey’s London presence and is currently working on projects in London such as a new outpost for the V&A Museum and a new 550 seat dance theatre with studios and public spaces for Sadler’s Wells at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Before joining O’Donnell + Tuomey she worked at Eric Parry Architects in London for 6 Years, gaining considerable experience working on large scale complex projects including a new 6,000m2 office building at St James’s Square in London (RIBA award London + National winner 2016), an extensive internal fit out for the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers (RIBA award London 2017), and a new 32,000m2 headquarters for Cambridge Assessment, the examination body for Cambridge University.
She has a keen interest in conservation and has worked on the extension and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Lutyens building in London as well as a Grade I listed Nash building on the Mall, next to Buckingham Palace.