Selma Harrington

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Selma Harrington née Arnautović is a Bosnian-born architect and designer who lives in Dublin, Ireland. She was President of the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) for the period 2010–11 and 2011-2013.[1][2]


Harrington was born and grew up in Sarajevo. She studied architecture at the University of Sarajevo, graduating in 1977 and receiving a master's degree in 1985.[3]

After working as architect,furniture and product designer in Sarajevo (1978–91), she moved to Harare, Zimbabwe, where she set up her own design firm specializing in interior architecture, design and refurbishment (1993–99). Over the years, she has completed projects in Europe, Africa and Asia in the areas of hotel and office interiors, residential and furniture design. She lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She is a Member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) and a Head of Irish Delegation to the Architects Council of Europe (ACE).

She also served as a Secretary General of the European Council of Interior Architects (2004–08), a President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) - 2003 and a Honorary Treasurer of the Institute for Design and Disability in Ireland (IDDI) in 2001. In 2009, she was elected as President of the Architects Council of Europe for 2010-11.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Arnautović-Harrington, Selma (1955)", Ulupubih. (Croatian) Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Selma Harrington New Ace", European Council of Interior Architects. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Harrington, Selma", Retrieved 10 March 2012.