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.

  • 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).

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andressa Almeida

    IT Support Technician
  • Aiden O’Donovan

    Architect, Associate
  • 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.

  • Brendan Gilroy

    Associate - Digital Design Lead
  • Ross McMahon

    ARB

    Architect

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