Bernard Brennan is a lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong where he has taught on courses in design studio, urbanisation & habitation and cultural landscapes. Originally from Ireland, he studied architecture in Dublin (TU Dublin) and Denmark (Arkitektskolen Aarhus). He has worked for practices in Paris, London and Hong Kong including Hauvette-Champenois et Associés where he collaborated on the design of the new Palais de Justice in Caen, Tony Fretton Architects, where he worked on a series of adaptive reuse and heritage conservation related projects and Wilkinson Eyre where current projects include the adaptive reuse and urban regeneration of the State Theatre site in North Point, Hong Kong. He was chair of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) London Forum 2017-2019. He has a special interest in heritage conservation, is a member of DOCOMOMO International and was a working party member of the DOCOMOMO UK chapter from 2014-2019.