Áine completed masters level degrees in architecture and spatial planning in Dublin, and worked in these fields, and in urban design, for ten years before commencing her own design and research practice in 2007, in Berlin.
At the TU Berlin Habitat Unit, Áine teaches on the Masters in Urban Design program. Previously, from 2003-2010, she taught urban theory and design studio on the MSc Urban Design program at University College Dublin. In 2009 she joined the newly-formed ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory where she shaped the programmatic content and coordinated the universities in residence. She remains involved as editor and as a project coordinator.
Her independent research has focused mainly on spatial expressions of cultural practices: the historic artifact of the Irish handball alley, the emerging public space typologies in a suddenly culturally-diverse Dublin, and the visual depiction of the everyday life in rural contexts. She recently commenced doctoral research on the representational approach to design.
Áine is teaching and researching on the South Oderbruch Area.