Eilís Finnegan

Assistant Professor

Eilís Finnegan

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design

113 Dudley Hall

Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, 2023
Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University, 2020
Bachelor of Interior Architecture, Auburn University, 2020

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Certified Public Speaker

Eilís Finnegan is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Design in the Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Eilís’s creative work and research explores hybrid project generation methods, namely through Artificial Intelligence and digital modeling, speculative programming, and collaborations with adjacent and divergent fields to create “sites” for working.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Eilís's research and collaborations are often represented as exhibitions and exercises in scenography. Her current work includes "gifting, ghosting, and gigabytes" a collaboration with Perry Kulper at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, CAB5: This is a Rehearsal - 2023; and, "1000000 in 0.001: microseasons, MEGATRENDS, and Maintenance, a project exploring digital waste programming in physical "fast-fashion(ed)" waste sites.

Eilís also continues to collaborate with Project Sleep, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders. Her public speaking engagements for the organization include Creighton University Medical School + Neuroscience Club, Rush University Medical Center, and other panel opportunities.

Eilís feels that the crossbreed of AI Neural Networks, their propensity for encouraging machine hallucination in architecture, design, and construction, and human neural networks, neuro-typical and divergent, can generate work which is generous to the kinds of dexterity required to navigate our digital, physical, and cultural feeds.