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.

  • 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.

  • Yuyan Zhang

    Architect
  • Gianni Barberi

    Associate, BIM
  • Olivia Anghel

    DipArch, ARB, RIBA

    Architect, Project Associate

    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.

  • Alejandro Luque

    Architect
  • Andressa Almeida

  • Dan Hill

  • 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.

  • Ryan Williams

    Project Associate

    Ryan Williams joined the London team as a Project Associate in 2020 to lead part of the Deanston Wharf Project for Ballymore alongside Rob McCarthy. He has helped lead the development through its delivery stages liaising with the contractor and client teams driving the coordination process forward. He has also helped develop major concept schemes for the office in London and Birmingham.
    Since joining Ryan has encouraged the efficient and effective use of BIM strategies throughout the team promoting the use of technology within the design and delivery process, further becoming one of the members of the BIM management team.
    Ryan has previously worked on a mixture of commercial, residential and civic projects across London and Australia, focusing on sustainable design principals and pragmatic delivery throughout all stages of works.

  • Miguel Peluffo

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thienvan Nguyen

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brendan Gilroy

    Digital Design Lead

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