Qualifications : BArch UCD, FRIAI, RIBA, Dipl Arb, FCIArb., CEDR.
Brian Kavanagh has more than 35 years of experience in architectural practice with a particular interest in Sustainable Architecture and Adaptive Reuse of existing buildings and how specific design responses influence and generate distinctive and responsible architecture.
Brian has wide experience in the design of complex projects, with particular emphasis on master planning, commercial, educational, and enterprise buildings. By way of example, he has been responsible for the Computer Science building, the University Innovation Centre at Merville House, the adaptive reuse of the former Philips Complex for the School of Civil + Structural Engineering and the award-winning Roebuck University residences, all at UCD, and most recently, the multi-award winning GPO Witness History Interpretive Centre, Dublin. Currently Brian is working on a large student residence project for DIT at the Grangegorman campus and a multi-building datacentre project for a leading global technology corporation.
Brian’s keen eye for quality and detail, at all stages of a project, from concept to installation of finishes, delivers buildings of exceptional architectural quality and serves to guide the wider team at Kavanagh Tuite.
Qualifications : BArch UCD, FRIAI, RIBA, Dip ProjMan TCD,
Liam Tuite is an architect and design team leader with wide experience in the areas of hotel, health, educational, industrial and retail design, conservation and master planning.
A former Vice-President of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Chair of Architecture Ireland, Ireland’s premier architecture publication, he also chaired the RIAI annual conferences in 2015 and 2016. A regularly invited lecturer, as a respected practitioner, on issues of project control and professional development at post-graduate level at the RIAI and University College Dublin, he has also lectured on those topics in London and Moscow, has acted as an advisor / assessor to both Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University and has chaired the RIAI Awards Jury on two occasions. In 2016 he was elected by the membership of the RIAI to the statutory Professional Conduct Committee which oversees professional and ethical standards of all registered architects in Ireland
Current and recent projects under his control include a major development of The Merrion Hotel, Dublin’s leading five star city centre hotel, incorporating residences, a new restaurant and retail space on a prominent city centre site, due for completion 2017. The redevelopment of the former Richmond Hospital as an education centre for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is also due for completion 2017, and two LEED-CS GOLD Advance Technology Buildings in Athlone and Waterford for the Industrial Development authority were recently completed.
Liam previously led the design of a range of projects providing accommodation for government departments and agencies including the offices of the Chief State Solicitor, a number of high technology banking projects for Allied Irish Banks, as well as residential development, large scale retail projects, and new commercial office buildings.
Adaptive re-use, extension and conservation of Protected Structures at various scales is a particular interest. In addition to The Merrion Hotel and The Richmond Hospital, these have included work at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park and designs for the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and for four of the historic Park lodges.
Qualifications : BArch UCD, MRIAI, MSc (Design), RIAI Conservation Architect (Grade 3).
Joy Kearns joined Kavanagh Tuite in 2005 and was appointed an Associate in 2013. Joy specialises in complex and bespoke buildings and has worked on the competition winning design for a large mixed use development in South Dublin, the EPA Headquarters at Johnstown Castle, the award-winning Roebuck Castle student residence at UCD Belfield and GPO Witness History Exhibition Centre among others.
Qualifications: Dip.Arch.Tech, Dip ProjMan Trinity, MSc. Architecture AEES, Cert Safety Management in Construction (CIF), Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, ASSOC, RIAI Designing for Safety, RIAI Tech.
Joe O'Neill was appointed an Associate of Kavanagh Tuite in 2002. While qualified as an Architectural Technologist & Project Manager, he also holds qualifications in Health & Safety, is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health and holds the Cert in Managing Safely in Construction.
Qualifications : AA Dipl, MRIAI, Registered UK ARB Part 2, RIAI Accreditation in Conservation at Grade lll, RIAI Accreditation as Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP), Certified Passivhaus Designer.
Fernando Girbal was appointed an Associate at Kavanagh Tuite in 2016 having joined us in 2014. Fernando has particular interest in the areas of sustainable design and conservation. Fernando is part of our BIM implementation team and is also managing delivery of our construction quality policy.
Qualifications: B.Arch Sc DIT, MRIAI, RIAI/KT In House Health & Safety.
Stephen Moylan joined Kavanagh Tuite in 2013 and was appointed an Associate in 2016. Since joining he has worked on a variety of large commercial, and industrial projects including Pallas Foods and several complex datacentre developments. He is skilled in project management and has a particular interest in BIM and its implementation.
Qualifications: MA Architecture Trinity College Dublin, B.Arch Sc Trinity College, Dip Arch DIT, MRIAI, RIAI/KT In House Health and Safety.
Fergal Ryan joined Kavanagh Tuite as a Senior Architect in 2014. He has been notably involved with the multi award winning GPO Witness History and associated conservation and restoration works. He is currently involved in projects at the Grangegorman DIT Campus.
Qualifications: BSc. (Ord) ArchTech, FETAC Level 5 Architectural Design, Revit Architecture Certified Professional, KT In-house Health & Safety
Michelle Dillon joined Kavanagh Tuite having qualified from DIT, Bolton Street in 2011.
Michelle had previously studied at Pearse College, achieving FETAC, level 5 in Computed Aided Design in 2006.
Since joining Kavanagh Tuite Michelle has been a key team member dealing with the design, planning and construction phase of highly serviced semi-industrial buildings for a major international client and Eircom National Network Centre, Citywest.
Qualifications: RIAI (Tech), RIAI/KT In-House Health & Safety
Beth Gribben has over 18 years experience in architectural practice and her professional experience includes a wide range of development types from residential to large scale commercial and industrial.
Beth was a director at Clearline from 2006 to 2012, working for several prominent architectural practices, and responsible for the preparation of planning, tender and construction packages. She was responsible for liaising with clients, and preparing documentation for a variety of projects. Prior to that Beth worked with Scott Tallon Walker Architects and Stephen Newell Architects.
Since joining Kavanagh Tuite Beth has been a key team member on a number of important projects, including the new GPO Witness History, Eircom and the design, planning and construction phases of a large multi-site multi-building data centre project. Beth has completed a Level 9 post graduate CPD certificate titled ‘Professional Energy Skills in nZEB’, focussing on retrofit of existing residential buildings towards near zero energy building performance.
Alan Hutchinson joined Kavanagh Tuite having qualified in Architecture from University of Lincoln in 2011
Prior to joining Kavanagh Tuite Alan worked for DDA Architects in Dublin and as a graduate architect with Gareth Bennan Architects working on a variety of projects.
Since joining Kavanagh Tuite Alan has been working on the design, planning and construction phases of a large multi-site multi-building data centre project. Alan has also completed BIM/Revit training.
Qualifications: BArch, MRIAI
Michael Knight joined Kavanagh Tuite having qualified in Architecture from University College Dublin in 2006. He became a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 2011.
Michael has worked in London for OOK Architects for the last three years and prior to that worked with the OPW, Henry J Lyons and Robin Mandal Architects in Dublin.
Since joining Kavanagh Tuite Michael has been working on a feasibility study for AIB Time House in Naas and UCD Nova, Merville House, East Quadrangle. Michael has also completed BIM/Revit training.
Qualifications: Msc in ABIMM - current
PGDip in Collaborative BIM 2016
BTech Construction Technology 2013
BA (Hons) Fine Arts 2006
Keith McCann joined Kavanagh Tuite in 2017. He is an Architectural Technician with 10 years experience within architectural practice in Dublin. Having originally trained in Fine Art, he began his Architectural career in 2007 as an AutoCAD Technician and has since completed a Degree in Construction Technology as well as receiving 5 student based awards. He is experienced in the use of a Federated Model within a Common Data Environment. His ability to combine a practical knowledge of Construction Technology with highly developed modelling skills has been especially notable since he joined us.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) ArchTech
Sarah MacLoughlin joined Kavanagh Tuite having qualified from DIT in 2015 with honours in Architectural Technology.
Sarah received second place PHAI student design charrette (2014) and also received second year participation award (2013).
At Kavanagh Tuite Sarah is part of a design team involved in planning, tender and construction phases of a large multi-site, multi-building, data centre project and projects at Dublin Airport.
Sarah has also become involved in BIM skills and bench marking.
Qualifications : BArch, DIT 2014
Natalie Scanlon joined Kavanagh Tuite in 2017. Natalie is a graduate from DIT and achieved at BA (Hons) Architecture degree.
Since leaving college Natalie has worked in Coady Architects for 2 years working on a range of projects. Prior to that Natalie worked as an Intern for Arthur Gibney Partners.
Natalie has also worked as a production designer on film sets.
Qualifications: B.A. Trinity College Dublin, BArch University College Dublin, MRIAI, RIAI Conservation Architect (Grade 3), Revit Architecture Certified Professional.
Simone Stephenson joined Kavanagh Tuite having qualified in Architecture from University College Dublin in 1988. She also holds a BA in History of Art and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin. She became a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 2007. In addition to her other skills, Simone holds RIAI Grade 3 Conservation accreditation.
Simone had been a principal in practice working on a variety of projects in Dublin, Toronto and Massachusetts, and has worked at a senior level in a number of practices including Crean Salley, Murray O’Laoire and, earlier in her career, Kavanagh Architects, the forerunner of Kavanagh Tuite.
Since joining Kavanagh Tuite, Simone has been centrally involved in a number of important projects including the redevelopment of the former Richmond Hospital, The Merrion Hotel, and a significant private residence in south Dublin overlooking Dublin Bay.
Qualifications: MArch, MRIAI
Clara Tavares joined Kavanagh Tuite having qualified in Architecture from University Lusiada, Lisbon, Portugal in 2009. She became a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 2014. In addition to her other skills, Clara is qualified in Revit and BIM Essentials.
Clara worked for ARCDOX in Sandyford prior to joining Kavanagh Tuite and before that worked in Portugal.
Since joining Kavanagh Tuite Clara has been working on the design, planning and construction phases of a large multi-site multi-building data centre project.