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.

  • 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.

  • Nikolai Metherell

    BA (Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA

    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.

  • Magdalena Barnard

    Associate Director
  • Olivia Anghel

    DipArch, ARB, RIBA

    Architect, Associate Director

    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. Following such a successful project Olivia was promoted to the role of Associate leading the teams on Embassy Gardens The Modern project of over 300 apartments and has been busy delivering the latest Berkeley project at Kidbrooke Village which will deliver over 500 units to the ever developing Kidbrooke masterplan.

    Recently Olivia has taken  bigger role in working within developing the office standard alongside her project role and as a result has been promoted to the role of Associate Director in the London office. Her work pushing the quality of our technical design and delivery has made her an indispensable part of the team both in the UK and among the wider group of practices. Olivia is also key to the increasing skillset of our Revit delivery which is used on all projects. She uses her projects to mentor her teams growing our strength in depth while delivering the 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.

  • John Loughlin

  • Scott Croasdale

  • Rob Williams

    Architect
  • Paul Marshall

  • Charmian Callan-Bartkiw

    Architect
  • Daniel Havlicek

    Architect
  • Howard Turner

    Associate - BIM Leader
  • Ahmed Ahmed

  • Joanna Gaslowska

  • Eser Gungor

    Architect
  • Stephanie Instiful

  • Rob McCarthy

    BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB

    Architect, Associate Director

    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.His work leading the delivery of the projects at the Legacy Buildings within Embassy gardens provided some of the iconic scenes including the Skypool which is such a landmark in the UK and further afield.

    Since then Rob has delivered the Darby’s restaurant and is currently seeing 3 years of hard work culminating in the completion of 769 apartments at Ballymore’s premium development, Riverscape at Deanston Wharf. This development has pushed the Reddy knowledge and technology of which Rob is a key asset. We have deliverer almost 400 units using the prefabricated panelised systems minimising site works and raising the quality.

    Rob’s attention to detail both in terms of technology and programme has led to Ballymore as a dedicated client awarding us further work now at The Brentford Project. This is a further 300 apartments bringing our overall Ballymore delivery to over 2,500 units over 8 years which has involved Rob throughout.

    Rob helps drive our technical team with the QA and technical direction of the London office within his ever strengthening portfolio of work which led to his promotion to Associate Director in 2023.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Constanza Chara

  • Ian Swift

    ACIAT

    Architectural Technologist
  • Ruth Wohlgemuth

    ARB

    Architect
  • Whitney Chow

  • Alejandro Luque

    Architect
  • 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.

  • Andressa Almeida

    IT Support Technician
  • 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.

  • Thienvan Nguyen

  • 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.

  • Brendan Gilroy

    Associate - Digital Design Lead

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