People

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.

  • Tony Reddy

    AoU, B Arch, FRIAI, RIBA, FRSA, Dip Proj Man, MAPM, Dip Arb, FCI Arb

    Chairman, Architect, Project Manager, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Conciliator, Mediator

    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.

  • Rob Keane

    B Arch, MRIAI, PSDP

    Managing Director

    A University College Dublin graduate, Rob qualified in 1995 with a Bachelor degree in Architecture. Before qualifying, Rob spent a year with Spielmann Architects in Paris working on infrastructural projects such as the pedestrian bridge at Perigeaux and the Mairie de Santon acoustic wall at Fontaine Bleux.

    After qualifying Rob worked with Fingal County Council in 1995 on fit out projects for the Department of Education and the Department of Finance. In Berlin from 1995 to 1998 Rob worked with Schumeyer Architects on educational and healthcare facilities such as Charlottenberg Jewish School and Extension to the Paediatric Hospital in Wedding.

    With Reddy Architecture + Urbanism since 1998, Rob directs the practice’s master planning and urban design projects and he has been a involved on the masterplans for NUI Galway and for DCU. Rob’s development of the masterplan and delivery of the University College Dublins major plans for over 3000 Student residences as well as the ancillary facilities is key to the practices student housing capabilities.

    Under Rob’s direction, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism won the Dublin City Council PPP project in 2007 for O’Devaney Gardens Regeneration, the Novell Headquarters Competition in 2006 and the NUI Galway Research Bundle in 2008.

    Rob is a qualified Project Supervisor Design Process since 2010.

    Rob is the Group Managing Director and alongside the key roles in the masterplanning team is the director in charge of the Interior design team.

  • Tim Pettigrew

    Architect RIBA, ARB, BArch, BA

    Managing Director (UK)

    Tim joined us in 2017 as an Associate Director and has led the office from that point and was promoted in 2018 to Managing Director of the UK. He overseas a broad range of national and international projects across all sectors. Under his leadership the office has grown significantly and has created a vibrant strong studio designing and delivering high quality work to a number of major clients.

    Tim has a wealth of experience in commercial and residential design, he has particularly led the development of the groups understanding of the commercial office building having led major projects in the UK and Russia.

    Previous projects include 62 Buckingham Gate, Cesar Pelli’s major London scheme for LandSecurities in Victoria and Legal and General’s headquarters in Moorgate, London both of which have been shortlisted for a number of awards and published in many magazines and books.

    Tim has experience of residential developments both here in the UK and overseas with clients ranging from affordable housing to Ultra-High Net Worth developments. Under Tim’s guidance the London office is currently designing and delivering almost three thousand residential units in mixed use developments.

    Tim’s keen interest in the construction industry includes a deep understanding of planning and financial systems, an expertise that facilitates the development of complex mixed use developments.

  • Tim Scandrett

    RIBA

    Architect

    Tim joined Reddy A+U in order to lead the development of the Embassy Gardens project for Ballymore. His involvement in Phase 1 as well as Phase 2 has helped steer the projects detail and delivery to successful completions of the different stages. Tim has managed the complex arrangements of the Building Control, Planning and Warranty elements of these design projects.

    Tim leads the London office ISO accreditation, QMS systems and overseas the technical output of the projects. He manages a technical review process that rigorously imposes the office delivery standards. Tim has a long career in the Built Environment with over 30 years of experience around the globe.

  • Alec McCulloch

    BA (Hons)

    Architectural Assistant

    Alec graduated from Newcastle University and joined the London office in January 2018 at the beginning of his professional career as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. Working with a close knit team, Alec has gained experience on a wide number of projects. He has worked on the construction projects at Hedge Place, Harper Road and mostly in the delivery of Kidbrooke Village. Alec has developed into a key member of the team delivering far above his experience and he enjoys his involvement in an ever-increasing range of work and the challenges of learning the discipline on the job.

    At university, Alec’s studies lead him towards strong interest in experimental architecture and the hypothesis of sustainable architecture being tackled via a literal biological integration within the industry.

  • Olivia Anghel

    DipArch, ARB, RIBA

    Architect

    Olivia joined Reddy A+U to work on the Harper Road Project. She has led the project through the technical stages and delivered the project on site as the teams Project Leader supporting the contractor throughout this prestigious project.

    Olivia now leads the team delivering the A03 project at Embassy Gardens which will be Reddy A+U’s 5th building on this site for Ballymore. She is using this project as the basis to raise the technical quality of design and delivery as part of her role leading our London project delivery forum. Olivia is also key to the increasing skillset of our Revit delivery which is used on all projects.

    Olivia always approaches every project with an open mind and enthusiasm, looking to implement innovative and robust solutions. She is a fundamental part of our office, driving design, technical and delivery standards throughout the team.

  • Mark Kennedy

    MRIAI, BArch (Hons), Dip.Arch (Urbanism), Dip. PM., Dip. Arb., PSDP

    Director, Architect, PSDP

    Mark is a Director leading the Kilkenny office, responsible for projects across a range of sectors that include masterplanning, education, office, residential and retail.

    As a qualified Project Manager, with a Diploma in Architecture & Urbanism and RIAI Conservation Grade III accreditation, Mark has a broad scope of experience and knowledge. Mark has led numerous project types, from the iconic Google Bridge to the design and delivery of significant 2nd and 3rd Level Educational Institutions (UCD Fulcrum, IT Carlow Haughton Building, School Bundle 5). As an Urban Designer, Mark has led the creation of significant Masterplanning Projects in Ireland and the UK and is currently working on the delivery of Masterplans in Cherrywood, Dublin, Bedford in the UK and the Abbey Creative Quarter in his hometown of Kilkenny, with the delivery of the new Brewhouse and Mayfair Buildings.

    Mark is also leading conservation and adaptive reuse projects, including Athy Town Library, and many other significant conservation projects, including The Shackleton Museum, Athy, The Tholsel, Kilkenny, and Cashel Palace redevelopment as a 5 Star Hotel.

    As a qualified Arbitrator, and Mark brings his experience on contract law to the practice, with a strong emphasis on PWC and RIAI contract administration.

  • Anthi Valavani

    Architect ARB and Greece, DipEng Sustainable Design

    Architect, Sustainability Consultant

    Having graduated from the University of Patras in Greece, Anthi has over 10 years of experience on various sectors, having worked on projects that involved interior design, private housing, social housing, urban planning and regeneration, as well as retail.

    After practicing architecture in Greece for 6 years, she moved to London, where she studied Environmental Design and Engineering at UCL, to pursue her passion about environmentally friendly design, health and well-being in architecture. In her previous practise, she was involved in the residential retrofit of both private and social housing as well as building forensics, working to improve the existing building stock, as well as new build housing developments in London. Anthi has completed the Retrofit Coordination course at the Retrofit Academy.

    She is keen on new technologies and is a certified Revit professional and trained BIM Coordinator, aiming to combine these technologies with aspects of sustainability in architecture. She is currently bringing this experience to the Embassy Gardens team which is on site. She also helps in the group as one of the Sustainability champions driving the agenda at the heart of the office design.

  • Nikolai Metherell

    BA (Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA

    Associate Director

    Nikolai has a wealth of experience delivering projects across multiple sectors, from inception to completion. At Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands he was responsible for numerous prestigious projects for the award winning practice as an Associate Director where he worked for 14 years.

    As Reddy Architecture + Urbanism continues to go from strength to strength, Nikolai joined the London Office as an Associate Director in April 2019 to add knowledge, depth and leadership to our growing team of talented architects and designers. He brings with him experience working on projects ranging in scope from complex regeneration masterplanning – as at Barking Riverside, to multifaceted infrastructure projects – the new tram network in Luxembourg, and urban realm projects – the ‘Station Approach Area’ in the historic city of Winchester. He has also led design on challenging residential and commercial projects in central London.

    Over several years the emphasis of Nikolai’s interests and experiences has focused on front-end feasibility and brief development, working with leading developer clients, local authorities and universities to explore strategic design visions. He has a proven track record in delivering successful stakeholder and public consultation engagement strategies, securing planning permissions that realise potential and release value on challenging sites with chequered planning histories.

  • Louise Godfrey

    BArch/BA (Music)

    Graduate Architect

    Louise joined Reddy A+U as a Graduate Architect in 2018 to assist in the delivery of the projects at Embassy Gardens. Since moving to London in early 2016, she has worked largely on high-end residential or mixed-use developments in and around London.

    Louise has a wealth of experience in residential, commercial, hotel and later-life projects in both the UK and Australia including all stages from tender to delivery. Louise’s experience covers a very diverse range of specialisms. In the UK she has worked on the coordination of the ultra high net worth apartments at Chelsea Barracks and the complex bridge over project of the Aviva headquarters above Liverpool Street Cross Rail. In Australia, Louise has worked on landmark projects including new build and renovations including The Ville in Queensland and Greenland Tower in Sydney.

    Louise graduated from UNSW in 2009 with a degree in music as well as Architecture and maintains a keen interest in designing spaces with high quality acoustic design.

  • Seamus Sorensen

    BArch (part 1)

    Architectural Assistant

    Seamus joined Reddy A+U London during 2018 having completed his third year in the Dublin School of Architecture (TUD).

    Seamus received First Class Honours for each semester’s design projects. His entry to the AAI 2nd Year National Architecture Competition received highly commended. During this last year he has worked on mixed use and residential schemes both in Ireland and the UK.

    Since joining, Seamus has assisted with work on Kidbrooke Village and is now working on a major new mixed use development in Romford, Essex. He has a particular interest in housing and the comparable conditions between the housing crises in London and Dublin. 

  • Anna Butler

    Masters in Architecture & Urban Planning

    Architectural Assistant

    Anna joined Reddy A+U London in 2018 as an Architectural Assistant with more than 4 years of experience in the housing and educational sectors. She is a certified Revit professional and is a part of the London Revit Leadership group..

    Since joining RAU Anna has been an integral part of the Kidbrooke Village team for Berkeley Homes leading a block of 100 units, as well as other schemes and has been lauded by clients as a fast learner, hard worker and has an attention to detail that marries well with the Reddy A+U values and ambitions.

    Anna completed her Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Poznan, Poland. Her final project focused on health and wellbeing in architecture specifically focusing on the healthcare issues. Anna is an avid cyclist and a passionate mapmaker and is currently finalizing her Part 3 examination supported by the UK team.

  • Des O’Donnell

    Dip. Arch Tech

    Technical Director

    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.

  • Simon Hamilton

    BA (Hons) FRSA

    Studio Manager

    After a long career as an Interior Designer including running his own consultancy for over 11 years, Simon joined Reddy A+U as the Studio Manager in 2018. Originally from London, Simon brings a unique breadth of knowledge and experience from working in the creative sector for over 30 years. His skills include recruitment, marketing, social media, event organisation, operations management and seminar presentations.

    Design has always been an essential element of Simon’s life, including a period as the International Director for the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) for 4 years. This served Simon’s love of travel combined with work, including trade visits to Japan, Russia, India, USA, Middle East and Europe. As a regular visitor to international design shows, he has hosted several design seminars. Simon also manages to fit in writing and lecturing at Central St Martins, whilst pursuing his love of live performance and classic cars.

  • Adriana Bidegain

    RIBA, ARB, BArch, BA

    Architect

    Adriana joined Reddy A+U in 2018, with a keen interest to develop her delivery skills, in particular it was the offices work in the design delivery and construction stages. She has been working on the Coulsdon project in South London. Adriana has been developing the office skills in modern methods of construction helping the contractor and developer reduce site time, cost and waste.

    Prior to joining Reddy A+U, she has acquired wide experience in a variety of project typologies in the UK and internationally, ranging from high-end residential and hospitality to an 80,000-seat football stadium. She has worked across all RIBA work stages, from Inception and Planning through to Developed Design and Delivery.

    Adriana graduated with a Master’s in Architecture from the Architecture School of Madrid. She has been a registered Architect in the UK since 2014, having moved here to further her career and develop her BIM qualifications. She helps the London office develop the standards and delivery of the coordinated projects that Reddy A+U strive to provide.

  • Davide Bello

    BSc Arch, MScEng Arch

    Architect (Italy)

    Davide joined the Reddy A+U team in 2018 as an Italian registered Architect. He graduated in Environmental Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and then moved to Denmark where he obtained his Masters Degree in Architecture and Design and the Aalborg University.

    In Denmark Davide worked for the renowned design studios of COBE and ADEPT where he was mainly involved in designing civic and commercial projects including schools, galleries and commercial office buildings. This allowed him to improve his the ability to work under pressure while maintaining the high levels of design quality. While in Denmark he was part of the successful team to win the competition for the design of the RagnaRock museum, which was dedicated to rock and pop music. The design was developed in collaboration with the award winning Dutch firm of MVRDV.

    Having moved to London in 2014 he has worked at the architecture office of Levitt Bernstein where he has aquired a diverse range of knowledge and experience with a strong focus on the concept design of the practice which has led to a number of prestigious successful planning applications.

  • Chris Thornton

    BA (Hons), MArch (Hons)

    Architectural Assistant

    Chris relocated to London in 2014 to study at the University of Westminster where he graduated in 2018. He is currently undertaking his Part III qualification supported by Reddy A+U to become a qualified architect.

    Chris joined Reddy A+U in July 2018 to gain specific site experience relating to his Part III. Before joining the London Office, he has worked on small to large scale projects throughout London and the Midlands. Chris has a wide range of experience in Residential, Commercial and Masterplanning sectors. He has been involved in bidding successfully for work, delivering projects and achieving planning permission. Since joining Reddy A+U, he has become a core team member of the Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms.

    Chris has also been involved in his university’s installation at the Burning Man festival of 2018. The scheme he worked on was chosen and Chris helped design and build on site in the desert, learning invaluable construction skills in a very challenging climate.

  • Adedayo Adeyemi

    B.Arch (Hons)

    Graduate Architect

    Aedayo joined Reddy A+U in their Dublin office and has been a key member of a number of teams there since joining. Recently he has relocated to London to undertake his Part III and has joined the team to help with their major new project in East London.

    Adedayo graduated from Dublin School of Architecture DIT in 2013, since then he has gained valuable experience working on multi scaled local and International projects. He has worked internationally at Ennead Architects in New York and Weston Williamson + Partners in London.

    He joined Reddy A+U in 2018 and has been working on commercial and residential projects from planning stages to detailed design and production of planning and tender documentation.

  • Renata Camargo

    Diploma in Arch, MSc in Urban Design

    Architect (CAU – Brazil)

    Renata is a Brazilian Architect with comprehensive work experience in the UK where she has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of sectors ranging from small to large scale projects. Capable of leading projects from early stages to completion, the past 5 years have allowed Renata to refine her skills on residential, student accommodation and mixed-use projects. The residential led developments at Elephant One in Elephant & Castle, The Lighterman in Greenwich Peninsula and The Perfume Factory (140 Wales Farm Road) in North Acton are some of her most notable projects.

    Renata joined Reddy A+U in 2018 and is leading a number of projects in the office. These include the delivery of one of our smaller residential schemes that is under construction and on the early design stages of a major mixed-use regeneration project in East London.

  • Miguel Rocha

    Masters in Architecture, ARB

    Associate

    Miguel joined RA+U in 2015 and was promoted to Associate within the firm in July 2018 as a result of the success of the practices involvement in the Kidbrooke Village Regeneration.

    Miguel has been instrumental in our long standing and ongoing relationship with Berkeley Homes and is currently leading the projects on the major regeneration of Kidbrooke Village with almost 500 apartments currently on site. His residential expertise helps the wider team work more efficiently, delivering projects on time and on budget.

    It is Miguels attention to his clients needs that is recognised both internally and externally. Clients remark on the quality of service and amenable can-do attitude which exemplifies our approach.

    Before joining RA+U Miguel has worked on a number of award winning projects and competitions in his native Portugal and Brazil.

  • Rob McCarthy

    BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB

    Associate

    Rob McCarthy joined Reddy A+U as a Project Architect and was promoted to be an Associate after leading a number of successful projects for Reddy A+U since 2015. He was promoted in 2018 following his commitment to the firm as well as the leadership and attention to detail.

    Rob leads the teams working on the buildings at Embassy Gardens including the buildings of A03, A04, A05 and the prestigious restaurant fit-out. He is also managing the team responsible for Galliard’s building at Harper Road.

    Rob previously worked on a mixture of residential and commercial developments and high-end private residential projects. He has also worked in house at Ballymore Properties Ltd as a design coordinator on large-scale developments in London Docklands.

    He has particular experience in the delivery of high-end residential and high end private sectors projects.

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