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.

    Tony Reddy was announced as Chairman of the Academy of Urbanism and took on the position on the 1st February 2020. The role which sees him leading the academy for the next 2 years will focus on the development of the AoU as a think tank that can influence the developing Urbanism policies at local, national and international levels.

    Having finished his role as Chairman at the Academy, Tony has since been appointed as Chairman of the Irish Architectural Archive where his passion for architecture and urbanism can help further the hard work of the Archive. Tony’s knowledge and appetite to learn and mentor, bearing references from the past, present and future will  undoubtedly be of huge benefit to the archive while furthering his knowledge that can be applied to the hard work undertaken at the studios within the Reddy Architecture + Urbanism group.

  • 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.

  • David McDowell

    BArch, MArch, M.Sc, RIBA, ARB

    Director, Architect

    David has over 20 years post graduation experience on a wide range of projects in 22 countries around the world as an architect. He has a proven combination of excellence in design together with a track record in the delivery of projects. His project experience ranges from large scale mixed use developments through to public buildings and individual houses. Each has been approached with a rigorous attention to detail resulting in many award winning projects with the companies he has worked with, or awards won in his own right which include an RIBA European Award and a commendation in the AR+d Awards for emerging architects around the world.

    David began his professional career in architecture with Foster and Partners in London working on projects in Europe and the USA. This was followed by a period of time in Hong Kong with HB Design before returning to London to work with Grimshaw and Partners on the masterplanning of Paddington Station and the design of the new Rolls Royce Motor Car assembly facility in Chichester. David returned to Ireland in 2002 firstly as a Director of a Dublin based architectural practice before moving to their London office and subsequently establishing their Abu Dhabi and Kazakhstan offices. David led many of the practices most prestigious projects such as the 5* Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, The Royal Pavilion air terminal in Jordan and the 80 floor Abu Dhabi Plaza Tower in Astana, Kazakhstan. In 2013 David joined the studio of Zaha Hadid in London as Head of Project Delivery before returning to Dublin again in 2016 to join Reddy Architecture + Urbanism as a Director in their Dublin office leading on a number of high end Masterplans including Finngal and Newmarket and is currently designing and delivering over 50,000m of commercial offices between projects at Arkle Road, Burton Hall road and Newmarket.

    David graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a first class honours degree while also winning the City of Edinburgh Medal for Civic Design in the same year. As well as being a UK qualified and registered Architect David has also undertaken a post graduate degree in Construction Management (Project Management) in recognition of the need for architectural leadership on large and complex design projects. David became a registered architect in Ireland in 2019.

  • Oonagh Farrell

  • Mike Freaney

    B.Arch MRIAI

    Architect, Director

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved friend and colleague Mike Freaney who died peacefully at home on May 31st after a short illness in the loving care of his wife Orla and daughter Cai.

    He was a talented architect, team leader, wonderful colleague and great friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

    All of us at Reddy A + U would like to express our condolences to Orla, Cai and Mike’s extended family on their tragic loss.

    Mike has worked on high quality design projects both in Ireland and abroad and has a varied portfolio of projects over 22 years working as an architect. Mike has won numerous architectural awards for consistently high quality design for these projects such as Opus Building of the Year, RIAI Regional awards and Building and Design awards. During these years Mike has led teams and acted as lead co-ordinator of multi-disciplinary teams on numerous complex projects through all stages of design to completion under traditional, design and build and PPP contracts.

    Since joining Reddy Architecture in 2015 Mike has lead teams on projects of ranging scale and complexity with the focus on commercial, residential and Residential Care facilities for the aged. Prior to this Mike worked in Gilroy McMahon as an associate partner for over 11 years and at Mullarkey Pedersen Grade 1 Conservation architects. At GMcM Mike built a wide range of commercial projects and has extensive design experience for the workplace and complex urban sites and was part of the team that won two RIAI Gold Medals.

    Michael graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree and as well as being a RIAI registered Architect since 2001 Michael has also post-graduate Diplomas in Project Management, Marketing and Design Innovation from DCU.

  • Gareth Maguire

    M.Arch, B.Sc. Arch, Dip. PM, FRIAI, RIBA

    Executive Group Director, Architect

    Gareth graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1992 with a Masters in Architecture.  He won the Sir Rowan Anderson Silver Medal for Architecture for the best Student portfolio in the Scottish Schools of Architecture for his final thesis portfolio.

    Gareth has worked with a number of  leading international practices including the renowned designers Arup Associates and Michael Wilford Partners in London. He joined one of the largest Architectural led multi-disciplinary practices BDP in their Glasgow studio in 1996, where he designed the RIBA award winning Glasgow Science Centre. He has amassed an in depth commercial knowledge of the multi-disciplinary design process, including the delivery of Ireland’s first BRE Level 2 BIM accredited project for the Technological University, Dublin.

    Gareth has led numerous Architect teams both in Belfast and Dublin over a period of twenty years, on multiple development projects. His experience includes mixed use retail schemes, residential developments, healthcare, offices and workplace, cultural buildings, airport facilities, equine and horse racecourse facilities, stadium design, schools ,university buildings, research and innovation buildings, adaptation of protected structures, and landscape and public realm regeneration projects. He is also a qualified Project Manager, with project experience with both public and private sector clients.

    Gareth has highly specialist sector leading expertise in campus master planning and urban design. During his career he has led major campus masterplans development programmes and reviews for Maynooth University, University College Cork, University of Limerick, NUI Galway and Limerick Institute of Technology.

    Gareth has a strong design led philosophy focused on placemaking , sustainability and people.

  • Rory Murphy

    DipArch, BArch, SC FRIAI

    Director, Architect

    Rory Murphy is a Director at Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. He was educated in Blackrock College and the School of Architecture in Dublin Institute of Technology graduating in 1988. In his early career he worked with Denys Lasdun in London and Jean Nouvel in Paris before returning to Ireland. Over a 30 year career Rory has worked at the highest level in the construction industry in Ireland, the Middle East and the Caribbean on a wide range of award-winning and prestigious projects in the retail, commercial, residential and hospitality sectors as well as completing numerous private commissions.

    Rory is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland since 2016 and is an accredited Conservation Architect (RIAI Grade III). Rory has also been a Studio Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture at DIT Bolton Street, an assessor of the RIAI Travelling Scholarship and is a previous Treasurer of the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI).

  • James Hirstle

    Associate Director

    James is an Associate Director based in the Belfast office. He is leading the development of the office following his appointment in 2019. James has had broad experience of the industry through his career having led a wide range of Residential, Education and Commercial projects, including large scale residential mixed use developments.

    James studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the renowned Glasgow School of Art and has worked in the offices of Rafael Vinoly, Aedas/AHR and began his career with Grimshaw and Make Architects in London. He has particular interests in the fields of complex design, BIM/Digital Design and Construction Law. James is a Chartered Architect with the RIBA, RSUA and RIAS, ARB Registered and has obtained a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM).

     

  • Michael Connolly

    Architectural Technologist

    Michael Connolly joined Reddy A+U in 2012 as lead Architectural Technologist working on large mixed-use developments in Ireland and the UK. Michael’s strengths lie in his management of multidisciplinary teams and the production of tender and construction information.

    Having studied both in Waterford Institute of Technology and in Denmark, Michael started his career as a BIM specialist in Chisholm Byrne Architects and has more than eight years experience of BIM utilisation. He is a fundamental part of our BIM strategy and his in-depth knowledge of the subject makes him a valued team member. He has also graduated with an Honours Master’s Degree in Applied BIM management with an in-depth knowledge of data input and management across a broad network of multidisciplinary professions. Michael was previously a highly qualified Carpenter with many years site experience which has brought another skillset to help Reddy A+U.

    Michael has been continuously involved in the production of planning, tender and construction information through the years and has an exceptional portfolio of projects in residential, commercial and educational sectors. He has extensive experience in the role of Architectural Technologist and is fully aware of this role and its responsibilities both to the Contractor and Client.

    Working closely with Des O’Donnell, the group’s Technical Director, Michael has completed exemplar high-end residential developments such as Embassy Gardens in London. This development features the world first sky pool, creating a link at level ten between two twenty-three storey residential buildings. Michael has had a key role in coordinated design and detailing for both the pool and the buildings.

  • Lisa Smyth

    BA Hons F.A. & Design, MIDI

    Head of Interiors

    Lisa Smyth is the Head of Interiors at Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. Since graduating in 1996 Lisa has worked as Interior Project Architect in Ireland and internationally on a wide range of projects including Office, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Student Amenity and Accommodation and Residential Fit Outs.

    Lisa has lead many award winning projects for the practice, most notably in the design of Modern Agile Office Working Environments for Deloitte, Google, Savills and as well as Progressive Healthcare Facilities for Virtue Ireland and The Willis Care Group.

    Prior to joining Reddy Architecture + Urbanism Lisa worked as an Interior Architect for OPW Architects working on a number of large government buildings and institutions. Lisa has also worked and lived in Amsterdam for 2 years designing and project managing the refurbishment and fit out of a number of private high end residential units.

  • David Fitzpatrick

    Associate Director | Architect
  • Paloma Ledesma

    RIBA

    Architect

    Paloma joined Reddy A+U’s London office in May 2018 having worked with Managing Director Tim Pettigrew previously. She brought with her a deep understanding of the design and delivery of residential projects having significant experience during her time at Karakusevic Carson as well as at Aukett Swanke and Veretec.

    During the last 7 years Paloma has been developing her architectural skills in the UK. She has worked extensively on Lifetime Homes, Social and Private housing and has joined Reddy A+U to help deliver both commercial and residential schemes.

    Paloma’s prides herself on designing and detailing from start to finish on projects while maintaining the original design aesthetics of the projects she is working on. Since joining the office Paloma has been leading both commercial office and residential projects and is currently leading the design and delivery of 800 units north west of 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.

  • Ross Quinn

    BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, RIAI (Arch Tech)

    Technical Associate

    Ross is a Senior Architectural Technologist with a varied range of project experience gained since graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street in 2002.

    Since joining the Dublin office in 2015 Ross has advanced through progressively more responsible positions bringing his technical experience and job running skills to several office, financial and student accommodation projects. Ross is Team Lead on the University College Dublin Phase 1 Student Residences Master Plan, the first Strategic Housing Development to receive planning consent from An Bord Pleanála.

    Ross worked with Project Architects in Dublin for 13 years prior to joining Reddy A+U. During his time at Project Architects he was involved in high-profile projects for the University of Limerick including the Sports Pavilion Building, Irish Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal Hall and Cappavilla Student Accommodation.

    Since joining Reddy A+U Ross has worked on Munster Rugby High Performance Centre through detail design, tender and construction stages and projects for high-profile clients in the financial sector.

  • Rubén Molinero

  • Gabielius Stankevicius

  • Victor Brandão

  • Caroline Carvalho

  • Conor Kenny

  • Keith Dyra

  • Christian Rojas

  • David Barrett

  • Nigel Flanagan

  • Mariana Gomes

  • Zeljka Duszynski

    Quality Manager
  • Karolina Potocka

    Junior Architectural Technologist
  • Patrick Byrne

  • Lucas Glendon

  • John Basquel

  • Cathal McNamara

  • Lisa Wynne

    BArch, MRIAI, ARB, PMP

    Associate Director - Architect

    Lisa Wynne is an Associate Director at Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. Since graduating from the School of Architecture in 1996 she has worked as a project architect both in Ireland and internationally on a wide range of projects including Commercial, Mixed Use, Retail, Residential, Hospitality, Industrial and Master planning.

    Prior to joining Reddy Architecture + Urbanism Lisa worked as a Senior Architect for NMA Architects leading a wide portfolio of projects with specific emphasis in the retail sector, most recently on the Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock.

  • Marcus McGuire

  • Rebecca Armstrong

  • Sarah Gibney

  • Tim Bergin

  • Vicente Fuster

  • Ivor O’Brien

  • Felix Rodriguez

    Architect
  • Chao Chen

  • Ross McMahon

    ARB

    Architect
  • Andressa Almeida

    IT Support Technician
  • Dominika Manulak

    Architect
  • Anu Beshir

    Architectural Technologist
  • Alison Ahern

    Interior Architect
  • Aiden O’Donovan

    Architect, Associate
  • Philip Martin

    Architectural Technologist
  • Peter Carroll

    Part II Architect
  • Eamon Rock

    Facilities Manager
  • Eoghan O’Brien

    Associate, Architect
  • Dominika Zubiak

    Architectural Technologist
  • Roy Harvey

    Architectural & BIM Technologist
  • Irina Ricinschi

    Architect
  • Adrian Navarro

    Architectural Technologist
  • Barry Foote

    Architect
  • Mark Duffy

    Architectural Technologist
  • Sean Boyle

    Architectural Technologist
  • Brendan Gilroy

    Associate - Digital Design Lead
  • Nina Mihljevic

    BArch, MRIAI, PSDP

    Architect, Assigned Certifier, PSDP

    Nina joined Reddy Architecture + Urbanism in December 2015 having previously worked with a large international multidisciplinary practice in Ireland.

    Having graduated from the University of Sarajevo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism, Nina moved to Ireland in 1993 to work as an architect on a number of industrial, pharmaceutical and mixed-use projects. She has been involved in projects at all stages of design development, from inception through construction to completion. Nina has considerable experience working in multidisciplinary teams.

    She has extensive experience in construction phases of various developments and building legislation.

    Since joining Reddy Architecture + Urbanism Nina has acted as a single point of contact for co-ordination of the design, inspection and certification of a building project from the design stage (pre-commencement), until completion in the role of Assigned Certifier.

    She is currently involved as Assigned Certifier on various projects in Dublin which are at different stages of developments.

  • Barry Hennessy

    BSc (Hons) Arch Tech

    Associate Director, Architectural Technician

    Barry is a Senior Architectural Technologist who joined Reddy A+U in 2011 having previously worked with several different practices in Dublin. He has a wide range of experience in retail, office fit-out, schools and residential developments in Ireland including student housing.

    Barry’s area of expertise lies in the technical coordination and efficient delivery of projects from inception through to on-site completion, including site inspection reporting for the BC(A)R process. Barry particularly enjoys devising bespoke solutions to challenging design briefs on a daily basis.

    Barry is a key member of staff who has been involved in numerous high-end projects including office fit-outs at Deloitte HQ, Savills HQ and Gordon House at Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin. More recently Barry has been involved in the on-site coordination and delivery of several large-scale design and build student accommodation projects in Dublin city centre. These include Mill Street Student Accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties.

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