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.

  • Seán Kearns

    B.Arch (Hons), MRIAI, PSDP, Member of The Academy of Urbanism

    Director, Architect

    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.

  • Sophie Dixey

    Architectural Assistant
  • 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.

  • Paul Mulligan

    BA(Hons) Arch, Assoc. Dip. (RHODEC), MRIAI

    Associate Director, Architect

    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.

  • Tom Phelan

    B.Arch, FRIAI

    Associate, Architect, 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.

  • Niall Chisholm

    Dip.Arch. Tech, C Arch, MRIAI

    Associate Director, Architect

    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 to Associate Director in 2021 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 the Cork Airport HBS upgrade, office development at Cork Airport Business Park, The Prism 15 storey office block, Cashel Palace Hotel, Leisureplex Hotel, and the delivery of numerous Primary Care Centres & Social Housing projects throughout the country.

    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 experience in the delivery of high-end complex and challenging public and private sectors projects and acts as the Design and Assigned Certifier on numerous projects throughout the practice. Niall also qualified as a Certified Passive House Designer in 2019.

  • Richard Booth

    OND.C, BA(Hons) Arch, B.Arch, C. Arch, MRIAI

    Associate Director, Architect

    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.

  • Stephen Lehane

    Junior Interior Architect
  • Olivia Noonan

    Dip. Construction Studies/Fire Technology, IOSH

    Associate, PSDP
  • Megan O’Flynn

    Junior Architectural Technologist
  • Eugene O’Brien

    Junior Architectural Technologist
  • Andressa Almeida

    IT Support Technician
  • Brendan Gilroy

    Associate - Digital Design Lead
  • Michaela Keating

    Interior Designer
  • Habban Ali

    Part II Architect
  • Tim Healy

    B.Sc. Arch., M.Arch., Dip. Arch., MRIAI

    Associate, Architect

    Tim is an Associate, based in the Cork office and has been with Reddy Architecture for over 10 years. Throughout his career, he has contributed to a diverse range of projects, demonstrating his expertise in education-focused developments. Notably, Tim has made significant contributions to the success of several recent school projects for the Cork office, including Sixmilebridge NS and St. Columba’s Boys NS. His involvement in these projects exemplifies Tim’s commitment to creating functional and aesthetically pleasing learning environments, that inspire students and teachers alike.

    His expertise extends beyond the education sector, and he has successfully led projects across a diverse range of sectors including primary healthcare, office developments and residential projects. His dedication to efficiency and excellence is exemplified through his development of standards in the office for the effective utilization of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. Tim’s commitment to staying ahead of industry advancements and his ability to seamlessly integrate BIM into project workflows, has significantly improved collaboration and streamlined the design process.

    With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovative design, Tim ensures that each project he undertakes reflects the unique needs and aspirations of his clients.

    With his extensive knowledge in educational projects, he continuously strives to exceed expectations and deliver exceptional architectural solutions, that leave a lasting positive impact on the community.

  • Paul O’Brien

    Associate Director
  • Kristina Malantsuk

    B.Sc.(Hons) Int. Arch.

    Interior Designer
  • Michelle O’Brien

    Finance, Quality Assurance, Office Management
  • Edward Raftery

    Dip. Arch, B.Arch.Sc, C.Arch, MRIAI

    Senior Architect
  • Gemma McCarthy

    N.Dip., Arch. Tech.

    Interior Designer
  • Agnes Krause

    Dip. C.Tech, B.Sc.(Hons) Arch. Tech.

    Architectural Technologist, BIM Manager
  • Leonor Dunões

    M.Arch., MRIAI

    Senior Architect
  • John Leane

    Dip.Arch.Tech., RIAI (Arch.Tech)

    Associate Director, Architectural Technologist

    John is primarily responsible for the delivery of public sector projects including Healthcare, Education, Civic, Office and Housing. He has been at the forefront in leadership of our healthcare division where he has led numerous successful public hospital projects, including the delivery of rapid-build hospitals in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

    John joined the practice as a graduate in 1999, graduating with distinction and the college award for Portfolio Of The Year. Since then, he has been a stalwart of the office and progressed through the ranks, continually developing his level of 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.

    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 (Healthcare Building Project of the year 2013) and the multiple award-winning Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, Co. Clare.

    John has a particular expertise in design coordination and contract administration of projects, including their delivery through detail design, tender and construction. As a wheelchair-user, John brings a particular knowledge and awareness to accessible design.

  • Sharon Gallagher

    B.A. (Hons) Arch., PGC BIM Tech., PG Dip. Collab. BIM

    Architectural Assistant
  • Max de Meester

    B.Sc. Arch., M.Arch, C.Arch, MRIAI

    Associate, Architect
  • Andrew Shinnick

    B.Sc. Arch. Tech.

    Senior Architectural Technologist
  • Blathnaid McGrath

    B.Sc.(Hons) Arch., M.Arch., C.Arch., MRIAI

    Architect
  • Sean Coleman

    HD SHWW, IOSH

    PSDP
  • Gilbert Steele

    B.Sc.(Hons) Arch. Tech.

    Architectural Technologist, PSDP

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