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.

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.

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.

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.

Cormac J. O'Mahoney

M. Arch 2023. BSc. (hons) 2021

Cormac J. O’Mahoney was educated at the School of Architecture, Building and Environment at Technological University Dublin and graduated with a Master of Architecture. Cormac has gained experience in both commercial and residential projects when formally employed with Architectural Farm and Michael Collins Architects. Cormac joined de Blacam & Meagher in April 2023.

Alex Curtis

B. Arch. (hons) 2022

Alex Curtis graduated from the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin in 2022 with first-class honours, and joined de Blacam and Meagher in June of the same year. He was a recipient of Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship for Excellence in Architecture in 2018 and was commended for the RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award in 2022. Selected as one of the Irish Architecture Foundations “Emerging Architecture Writers” for 2021/2022, Alex has published a range of articles and essays engaging with academic and critical writing within the world of Irish architecture.

Alex has previously worked in Dublin and Paris for Wilson Architects, DTA Architects, and Sou Fujimoto Atelier.

James Forbes

B. Arch. (hons) 2018, BSc. Arch. Tech. 2011

James Forbes graduated from Technological University Dublin with a B.Arch (hons) in 2018 and a B.Sc. in Architectural Technology in 2011. James joined de Blacam and Meagher in January 2023. Previously James worked with Henchion + Reuter and Robert Bourke Architects, growing his portfolio of experience across small scale residential and larger scale projects.

Conor Hyland

M.Arch 2019, B.Sc. (hons) 2015,

Conor Hyland was educated at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin, and Technical University of Munich. He graduated with M.Arch (hons) in 2019 and is currently completing his post-graduate professional diploma in Architecture at Technical University Dublin.

Conor joined de Blacam & Meagher Architects in 2022, having been formally employed with Metropolitan Workshop A+U and McCullough Mulvin Architects.

Jess Berney

RIAI 2023, ARB 2021, B. Arch. (hons) 2015, M. Arch 2016, Dip. Arch 2021

Jess was educated at the University of Limerick and École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. Graduating in 2016 with a first class honours degree, her final year project won national AAI award for the best thesis project. She has since completed her RIBA Postgraduate Diploma (Part III) at London Metropolitan University in 2021 and gained experience on a variety of projects across San Francisco, London and Dublin.

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