Angela Brady was born in Dublin and graduated from Bolton St DIT Dublin School of Architecture, after which she won a postgraduate scholarship to Denmark. She then worked with Arthur Erickson in Toronto. Qualifying as an architect in 1984, she worked for GMW and SEH before setting up her own private practice, Brady Mallalieu Architects, with her partner Robin Mallalieu in 1987.
Angela has worked in education for over a decade. She is a past RIBA validation inspector, and was an external examiner at the Mackintosh, Brighton and Dublin schools of architecture. She is a visiting critic at many universities including London Metropolitan University where she is also involved in a mentoring scheme and returners course to encourage people back into the architecture profession after a career break.
Angela has delivered architectural design workshops in schools for 12 years, inspiring students about architecture and the built environment. She has designed children's workshops with the RIBA, RIAI, Architecture Centre Network, Hackney Building Exploratory, Open City and many galleries and museums.
Angela was at the inception of the RIBA's Architects for Change equality forum 11 years ago and chaired Women In Architecture (2000 - 2005). She curated the world tour of DiverseCity, which has been to 34 cities around the world promoting diversity of people in the profession, and has set up a European network of women architects.
Angela has presented a six-part TV series for Channel 4 - 'The Home Show' - showcasing the best architecture and interiors in six cities around Europe. She also broadcast the 65-part ITV series 'Building the Dream', designing and building a contemporary sustainable house in Somerset.
She has been elected to the Council of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) 12 times and chairs the RIAI London Forum. She is the RIBA's President for 2011-2013.
Angela was a finalist in the AJ/Atkins Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards 2007. She received an Irish Post/AIB Bank Award from Irish President Mary Robinson, highlighting personal achievement in architecture. She was made a fellow of the RIAI and is a fellow of the RSA.
Angela is married to her partner Robin Mallalieu and they have two teenage children. They have lived in North London for over 25 years. Angela relaxes by painting pictures and making fuse glass art and objects.