Shane de Blacam

B.Arch. (NUI) 1968, M. Arch. (PENN) 1970, MRIAI 1972, RIBA 1976, FRIAI 1986, HLFRSAI 1994. Grade I Conservation Architect 2003, RIAI. Member of AOSDANA.

Shane de Blacam was educated at University College Dublin and University of Pennsylvania, US, where he graduated with Masters in Architecture. He worked in London with Chamberlain, Powell and Bon and Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia and in 1972 he returned to Ireland as first year master at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin.
Shane commenced practice with John Meagher in 1976, forming de Blacam and Meagher, through which they has worked on the design of private and residential projects, both new build and restoration; residential complexes, and private homes in France, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal and Spain (Balearic Islands).
Shane’s portfolio is extensive with projects such as the Wooden Building in Dublin, Abbeyleix Library in Laois, Dining Hall, Atrium and the Beckett Theatre in Trinity College, Dublin, 4 St. the firm’s own Principle Headquarters, that are located in 4 St. Catherine’s Lane West, Dublin 8.

John Meagher

MRIAI 1973, FRIAI 1986, RIBA 2000, Dip. Arch. (DIT) 1971; MSDI 1977; Grade I Conservation Architect 2003

John Meagher was educated at the School of Architecture, College of Technology in Dublin and at Helsinki University of Technology, School of Architecture, Finland. He went on to work extensively throughout Ireland, Germany and the USA.
John commenced private practice with Shane de Blacam in 1976, forming de Blacam and Meagher, through which they has worked on the design of private and residential projects, both new build and restoration; residential complexes, and private homes in France, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal and Spain (Balearic Islands).
John has been a consultant and adviser to PGA European Tour Courses for the past number of years.
John’s portfolio contains projects such as Lyons Demense, The Tony Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, DCU, Portobello Warf, Cap Martinet in Ibiza and PGA Catalunya, Spain and the firm’s own Principle Headquarters, that are located in 4 St. Catherine’s Lane West, Dublin 8.

Andy Richardson

MRIAI 2010, ARB 1998, B. Arch. (hons) 1996, Dip Arch, Project Supervisor Design Process 2011

Andy Richardson was educated at Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot Watt University, Andy graduated with honours in 1996 with B. Arch Diploma in Architecture. He has been a member of ARB since 1998 and member of RIAI since 2010. Andy was formerly employed with Buro Luggenholscher, Gladbeck, Germany and The Pars Partnership in Glasgow.

Andy joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 1998. With over 20 years of experience projects include 1 Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, 4 St Catherine’s Lane West in Dublin, Digital Headquarters in Jamaica, Aercap House, House by the Sea in Dalkey and 4 Houses on Morehampton Lane, Dublin.

Simon Noddings

MRIAI 2013, RIBA 2013, B. Arch. (hons) 1997, BSc (Arch.), Accredited in Conservation at Grade III RIAI 2014

Simon Noddings was educated at Duncan of Jordanstone College, School of Architecture, University of Dundee, Scotland and Hoger Architectuur Institute, Ghent, Belgium. He graduated with B. Arch from University of Dundee, Scotland 1997 and became a member of RIAI in 2011 and a member of RIBA 2011. Simon is Grade III Conservation Architect since 2006. He was formerly employed with Paul Davis and Partners, London, where the work involved the restoration and redevelopment of major buildings for the Cadogan and Grosvenor Estates, SW1 London.
Simon joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2000. With nearly 20 years of experience with the practice the portfolio contains projects such as Ballynahinch Castel Hotel, Capard House and Orangery in Co. Laois, Coolmore House, Co. Kilkenny and Islanmore, Co.Limerick.

Juan Echeverría

B. Arch. (hons) 2004, APE 2014, Masters in Landscape Architecture 2012, COAM 2005

Juan Echeverría was educated at Madrid, ETSAM, Madrid public School of Architecture. Juan graduated with honours in 2004 with B. Arch Diploma in Architecture.

He has been a member of the COAM (College of architects of Madrid) since 2005. Juan was formerly employed with Enrique de Teresa Arquitectos, Spain and FB Arquitectura, Spain. Juan joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2005 and runs the Spanish office since 2015. With nearly 15 years experience projects include residential projects and landscaping projects in Spain, Ireland and Portugal.

Paul Fox

MRIAI 2008, B. Arch. (hons) 2004, Accredited in Conservation at Grade III RIAI 2013

Paul Fox was educated at the School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology and graduated with B.Arch (hons) in 2004. He became a member of RIAI in 2008 and is accredited at Grade III in Conservation since 2013.
Paul joined de Blacam and Meagher in 2006. With over 10 years of experience including, Digicel in Jamaica, Aercap House in Dublin, 4 Houses in Morehampton Lane, San Lorenzo House in Portugal and St. Paul’s Secondary School in Monasterevin.

Katia Papkovskaia

MRIAI 2016, ARB 2013, RIBA 2013, MPhil 2010, B. Arch (hons) 2009, BScArch. 2006

Katia Papkovskaia graduated as an Architect from UCD in 2009. She completed a Masters in Environmental Design in Architecture at Cambridge University in 2010 and is a recipient of Cambridge European Trusts Scholarship and Kettle’s Yard Research Travel Grant.
She was Project Architect at Marcus Beale Architects in London 2010-2015, where she worked on a wide range of building types in historic and highly protected environments, including inner city areas, Grade I and II Listed Buildings and Landscapes and Conservation Areas.
Katia joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2016. Projects include Clifden Community School, Capard House Orangery and Private House on Temple Road.

Sorcha Maguire

B. Arch. (hons) 2017, MRIAI 2021

Sorcha Maguire graduated from Dublin School of Architecture, DIT in 2017 and joined de Blacam and Meagher the same year.
Sorcha was an Irish national representative at European Architecture Student Assembly in 2015-2017. She was a recipient of Mont Kavanagh Scholarship for Architecture in 2017 and was highly commended for ‘Built Structures’ and ‘ Environmental Design’ categories at Irish Design Awards in 2018 as part of team building a pavilion.
Sorcha did her Erasmus in Switzerland in 2014 and worked in Belgium in 2016 on a library and community centre.
In 2020 Sorcha received the Jack O’Keeffe Medal for academic excellence in Professional Practice and is now a registered Architect.

Kirsten Elliott

MRIAI 2019, ARB 2015, B. Arch. (hons) 2012, BA (hons) 2005

Kirsten Elliott was educated in Glasgow School of Art, where she graduated with B. Arch Diploma In Architecture in 2012. She obtained Pg. Dip in Professional Practice (Part 3) from University of Westminster in 2015.
As well as being a qualified architect, Kirsten has a BA (hons) in History of Art and Geography from UCD (2005). She is a member of RIAI.
Formally employed by Baynes and Mitchell Architects in London, Kirsten has worked predominantly on high-end residential projects, hotel refurbishments and extensions in London, Paris and Melbourne.
Kirsten joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2018. Projects include refurbishment of a listed house on Elgin Road, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel extension project and Apartment Scheme of 196 units in Castleknock.

Brian Sheehy

B. Arch. (hons) 2010, ARB 2015

Brian Sheehy graduated with B. Arch (hons) from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010. He became a member of ARB in 2015.
Formally employed by Allies and Morrison Architects in London and Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects in London, Brian’s work included new developments in the heart of London as well as a number of Listed buildings in central London.
Brian joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in January 2019. Projects include Ballinrobe Market House in Co. Mayo and St. Mary’s Church in Cork.

Paolo Mercorillo

Laurea Magistrale in Architettura C-4/S110/110 cum laude 2017

Paolo Mercorillo graduated from Scuola di Architettura di Siracusa, Università degli Studi di Catania in Italy in 2017 with honours. While studying, Paolo did an internship in Elisa Valero Arquitecture in Granada, Spain.
Paolo worked previously in OOIIO Architecture in Madrid and McCullough Mulvin Architecture in 2017 / 2018.
Paolo joined de Blacam and Meagher in June 2018.

Shane Mac Grianna

B. Arch (hons) 2016, M. Arch. (hons) 2019, B.Sc. Arch

Shane Mac Grianna graduated with honours from UCD in 2016 with Bachelor of Architecture.
He has worked in Mac Gabhann Architects in Donegal for a year before returning to UCD for his Masters and graduating with honours in 2019.
He has joined de Blacam and Meagher in July 2019.

Deepak Bajaj

BA (hons) Accounting and Finances

Deepak Bajaj holds a BA(Hons) Degree in Accounting & Finance from Griffith College Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is currently in the final stages of becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Deepak joined de Blacam & Meagher Architects in 2017 as an Accountant and is responsible for national and international accounting operations, compliance and management. Deepak’s experiences focus primarily on accounts preparations, providing payroll service, financial forecasting, compiling and presenting financial budget and preparing and submitting Income Tax Returns.

Maria Solomatina-O’Reilly

Maria Solomatina-O’Reilly is our Office Manager and the first point of contact for the practice.
Maria has joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2018 and has extensive knowledge in office management, hospitality and customer service with years of experience. Maria provides administrative support for both of our offices, as well as tendering for potential projects.

Oscar García Mahillo

B. Arch. (hons) 2004, Masters in Building Rehabilitation 2014

Oscar García was educated at Madrid, ETSAM, Madrid public School of Architecture. Oscar graduated with honours in 2004 with B. Arch Diploma in Architecture.
Oscar was formerly employed with José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos, Spain. Oscar joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2016.
With nearly 15 years experience projects include residential projects and public commissions in Spain.

Javier Cid Penín

B. Arch. (hons) 2016, Member of COAIB

Javier Cid was educated at La Coruña. Javier graduated with honours in 2016 with B. Arch Diploma in Architecture.
Javier joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2015.
With nearly 5 years experience projects include residential projects in Spain and Ireland.

Inés Ladera Galán

B. Arch. (hons) 2017, Dip Arch.

Inés Ladera was educated at Barcelona. Inés graduated with honours in 2017 with B. Arch Diploma in Architecture.
Inés joined de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 2020.
She has worked in different practises in Spain and Germany.
With nearly 3 years experience projects include residential and commercial projects in Spain and Germany.

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