At Reddy Architecture + Urbanism we see ourselves as problem-solvers and curators of design, seeking out the right solution to each and every challenge. We approach each project with a clear ambition to improve the way people experience their lives. Our highly qualified team brings a wealth of expertise to every project in every sector, always working collaboratively to produce great work within the public environment.
We have a diverse and ambitious group of colleagues who work collaboratively across their teams and offices. We are proud of our team and work hard to nurture people in their careers. Our team stays with us and often grows within the firm to develop into well rounded architects with a high standing in their workplace and with our clients.
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism have a growing number of offices and each office is made up of a close knit group of people working together to provide our clients with quality design, exemplified by our awards. We mentor our team members and support them through their professional exams and celebrate their achievements. Many of our team stay with us for the long term and we reward this loyalty.
Working nationally and internationally means that we work across offices and this has brought us together. Tony Reddy leads by example working closely with each office and being part of the team. This is recognised and results in a collegiate culture of design. Our design reviews are open and welcoming and this allows all members to be a part of the design process.
In his early career, Tony Reddy gained wide experience with Paul Rudolph (New York) & Roche Dinkeloo & Associates (Hamden, Connecticut), Murray & Murray (Ottawa & Dublin), Stephenson Associates and Hope Cuffe & Associates (Dublin).
In 1982, he commenced with Maurice Fitzgerald as Fitzgerald Reddy Associates (now Reddy Architecture + Urbanism).
Through his work as a principal of the firm, he has gained wide recognition as an influential architect and urbanist. His firm’s work embraces the design of furniture, interiors, a wide range of building typologies and urban design.
His firm’s ability to bring together and lead multi-disciplinary teams appropriate to a budget, coupled with a strong design focus and clear understanding of how people and places interact, has resulted in a wide range of commissions and projects which have contributed to contemporary architecture and the built environment.
Among his firm’s key projects are the Eircom Building, Temple Bar West End, Custom House Square (IFSC) and Heuston South Quarter.
He is a former President of the RIAI (2004-2005) and a former Joint Chairman of the Sustainable Housing and Communities Committee. He is also a founding Director of The Academy of Urbanism and The Urban Forum both of which promote the importance of quality urbanism in achieving sustainable towns and cities.
B.Arch, MRIAI, PSDP, member of Academy of Urbanism
Seán is Director of the Cork Office of Reddy A+U. He is responsible for projects across a range of sectors that include residential, hospitality, leisure, retail, education, technology, health, office, civic and transport sectors with an emphasis on the private sector.
Seán has over 28 years of experience in Architecture private practice as a Project Manager on major infrastructural international projects.
Since graduating from the University of New South Wales in Sydney in 1991, Seán has worked and an extremely wide variety of medium to large scale projects in Ireland, Qatar, Russia and Australia.
Seán was the Design Architect for Philip Cox +Partners in Sydney after graduation and worked for Murray O’Laoire Architects at Associate Director level in Dublin, Moscow and Cork from 1995 to 2007. From 2007 to 2012 Seán was a Director of the award winning Magee Creedon Kearns Architects. In 2012 Seán worked as a Design Project Manager for Ramboll in Qatar with responsibility for the design review delivery of the Qatar Foundation Championship Golf Course and the Green Line Metro in Doha.
Since joining Reddy A+U in 2015, Seán has been leading a number of major developments and masterplans for Cork docklands and third level institutions.
Aidan is a Director based in the Cork office of the practice. He is responsible for projects across a range of sectors and is particularly involved in the healthcare, leisure, retail and residential sectors.
Before joining Reddy Architecture in 2003, Aidan worked for fifteen years in London at RPW Architects and at Tarmac, completing new-build and refurbishment projects in areas that included the luxury hotel and leisure sectors.
Aidan heads up the healthcare design team in the practice, and has delivered projects for a number of hospitals in Cork, Dublin and Galway.
His expertise include successful delivery of numerous key projects including the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre, Co. Clare, Castlemartyr Resort spa and hotel, and Nemo Rangers hurling and football club in Cork.
Sam is an interior designer based in our Cork office with over 20 years of experience in providing interior design services across a broad range of projects. She joined Reddy A+U in 2006 and currently leads the interiors team. She is design-driven, with experience in space planning and ergonomics, a keen eye for detail, ability to source appropriate products and finishes and a particular interest in interior detailing & materials.
Prior to joining the practice Sam worked with ARA Design Consultants in London for six years, where she was involved in a variety of hospitality projects for commercial and private clients, including major hotel groups such as Hilton & Marriott, private boutique hotels and high-end residential clients.
Sam has won numerous awards for excellence in interior design, such as IDI Awards for Commercial Interiors for Ernst & Young office fit-out, Cork and The Lee Clinic, Cork.
Sam studied at the University of North London and is a registered member of the Institute of Designers of Ireland.
Part II Architect
GRAD IOSH, Dip SHWW (Construction), CIOB
Associate, PSDP specialist
Pádraig is an Associate, and in-house specialist in Health & Safety in Construction, in the Cork office of Reddy A+U. He has over 40 years experience in the industry, including 13 years of experience providing PSDP (Project Supervisor Design Process) services on behalf of the practice.
Since qualifying in Ireland in 1982, Pádraig has gained valuable experience across a wide range of sectors in South Africa, the UK and Ireland. Since joining the practice as Senior Architectural Technician in 1995, Pádraig has successfully delivered a number of large-scale projects, with particular emphasis on the healthcare and industrial sectors, including the Boston Scientific Manufacturing facility in Cork and the award-winning Cork University Maternity Hospital.
Following the introduction of the Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations in 2006, Pádraig gained the qualifications and competency required for the role of PSDP and has since led a team of Health and Safety professionals within the practice, specialising in providing the services of PSDP to both public and private clients.
Pádraig has successfully delivered our PSDP service on a wide range of projects that include Healthcare, Educational, Industrial, Leisure, Residential, Commercial, varying from new build, to extensions and refurbishment within existing live buildings, to demolitions and conservation works.
In recognition of his dedication and his unique value to the practice, Pádraig was promoted to Associate in 1998.
BA(Hons) Arch. MRIAI
Architect, Associate Director
Richard is an Associate Director & Healthcare specialist based in the Cork Office of Reddy A+U since 2003. With +20 years of experience designing and delivering various clinical healthcare, large-scale commercial & residential buildings both in the UK and Ireland.
Before joining Reddy A+U, Richard worked in London at the internationally renowned firm of Llewelyn Davies Yeang Architects, recognised then as the brand leader in healthcare, completing PFI healthcare projects and a number of Apart hotel, BAA Data units & innovative overseas schemes.
Since joining Reddy A+U Richard has delivered a number of key hospital projects for the CUH & MUH in Cork. He was a key team member on the design of the ‘Award winning’ Cherry Orchard Child & Adolescent Mental Health facility in Dublin, recognised as one of the first physical manifestations of the Irish Health Service’s new ‘Vision for Change’ Mental Health programme.
Richard’s ability is to simplify the most complex of problems with the simplest of solutions, using excellent listening and communication tools to deliver the project on time and on budget. Richard has a special interest in the technology used to design and deliver hospital buildings, which he gained over the intense and highly competitive Irish economic down turn era.
At present Richard’s main drive is to design exceptional, special spaces that assist the ever changing world of clinical delivery, in a safe, non-institutional environment for patients and their families.
Dip Arch Tech, RIAI (Arch Tech)
John is involved in projects that include healthcare, civic buildings, commercial developments, the residential sector and other areas.
His area of expertise is in technical detail, and in contract administration of projects, including their delivery through detail design, tender and construction
High profile completed projects include a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the National Maternity Hospital, a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Facility for Cherry Orchard Hospital and the award-winning Cliffs of Moher visitor centre, Co. Clare.
Since joining the practice in 1999, John has continually developed his level of technical knowledge to keep up with the latest developments in regulations, contract administration and good practice. This knowledge informs both the projects he is responsible for and those of the practice in general.
As a wheelchair-user John brings a particular knowledge and awareness to accessible design.
Max de Meester
Part II Architect
Ana Olalla Melián
Part II Architectural Assistant
Architect, Associate, PSDP
Tom is involved in projects across a range of sectors in the practice and is particularly experienced in healthcare. He is a fundamental part of the group infrastructure and manages the ISO9001 accreditation across the breadth of our offices.
Tom joined the practice in 1993 and has since been responsible for a wide variety of projects in both new-build and refurbishment. Completed projects include a new wing for Mercy University Hospital in Cork (RIAI Award 1999), manufacturing facilities for Stryker Corporation in Carrigtwohill, a Garda District Headquarters in Cobh, and a special needs school in Cork (RIAI Award 2003). Tom was also Lead Technical Adviser to the HSE/NDFA for a bundle of 14 Primary Care Centres delivered by PPP and brought into service in 2018/19. Tom is accredited as Project Supervisor Design Process.
Senior Architectural Technologist
MRIAI, Cert Arch, Dip Arch Tech
Niall joined as a Project Architect and was promoted to be an Associate after leading a number of successful projects for Reddy A+U since 2011. He was promoted in 2018 following his commitment to the firm as well as the leadership and attention to detail.
Niall has been the main point of contact for clients such as Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly, Open Text, EY and others. He is experienced in collaborating with practices such as HOK in the UK and Canada on projects with an international dimension. Currently Niall is working on a large nursing home development, new Garda station, new Eli Lilly office development and large city centre hotel for Dalata hotel group.
Prior to joining Reddy A+U, Niall worked with Jack Coughlan Associates and Project Architects and led the construction phase of projects such as the Opera Lane development in Cork city. With Jack Coughlan Associates, he was responsible for the Lifetime Lab project which was winner of the RIAI award 2006 for best conservation project.
He has particular experience in the delivery of high end complex and challenging public and private sectors projects.
Paul is an Associate Director based in the Cork Office of Reddy A+U having joined in 2015. With over 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of a wide range of projects, Paul’s specific emphasis has been in the private residential and retail sectors, with more recent expertise in Education at the University of Limerick.
He managed the Cork office of Project Architects for 10 years where he successfully delivered the award winning mixed use Opera Lane Scheme. This included the first new pedestrianised street in Cork in over 200 years, linking the retail and cultural quarters of the city.
Paul originally studied at the University of Greenwich and subsequently went on to qualify in Interior Design. Recently accredited as a RIAI Grade 3 Conservation Architect, he has undertaken a number of historic building conservation and design projects, including proposals for Castlemartyr Resort and Cashel Palace Hotel. Paul has worked as an Assigned Certifier for projects since the new regulations came into force in 2014.
He is design-driven with a particular interest in urban design, place-making and conservation, alongside his main responsibilities to manage overall projects from feasibility to completion stage.
Des is Technical Director for the Group and leads the technical process and productivity of the office. He has considerable experience in all aspects of architectural design, project and team management on projects across a range of sectors that include retail, residential, office, education and mixed-use. Des joined the practice in 2000 and has become a fundamental part of the Reddy team.
He has worked on a number of the most notable works including renovation and extension to the offices of Google Dublin, Communications Workers’ Union, Mixed Use Development at Trinity Street Wexford, Adamstown Post Primary School and MacDonagh Junction Kilkenny a rejuvenation project with new-build and conservation based refurbishment works comprising shopping centre, apartments, restaurants, offices and leisure units. He has also been deeply involved in the delivery of the prestigious residential buildings at Embassy Gardens in London.
Des specialises in technical aspects of building design. Des also previously specialised in 3d visualizations some of which were published such as Irish Pavilion for Expo 2000 published in The Architectural Review Magazine.
As our group Technical Director he is leading a team of specialist technologists and technicians and supervises the office detail output including the specifications and undertakes monthly reviews in all offices to maintain a consistent quality of delivery in all aspects of our services.
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