HUGH KELLY ARCHITECTS was formed in May 2010. We are a young dynamic, and design led practice. Our present client list includes Zest, Mary Immaculate College, Office of Public Works, Department of Defence, Bon Secours Hospital Galway, Irish Blood Transfusion Service and Limerick City & County Council.
We pride ourselves in delivering quality projects on time and on budget. Our clients can testify to our commitment to achieve the best value for their budget. Our experience working on public projects has honed our ability to be creative within tight budgets and demanding programmes.
Key to our success in the present economic climate is ensuring that value for money is at the core of a creative and effective response to our clients project requirements.
Murray O'Laoire Architects
Director / Project Architect
I was employed for 15 years in Murray O’Laoire architects which unfortunately went into voluntary liquidation in April 2010. Murray O’Laoire architects were an international practice with over 250 staff in offices in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Moscow, Aachen, and Bratislava. I held the positions of Project Architect, Associate Director, and Director; in all these roles I’ve had a ‘hands on’ approach to project work from conceptual sketches and models, Microstation drafting, and client interface to site supervision. I was project director for 6 years and and my duties included;
Project Manager – design team leader
Chair coordination meetings
Detail design development
On Site supervision and Contract administration
Post occupation follow up including defects liability period inspections
I also took on the role of director in charge of sustainability and design in the practice, producing a practice wide sustainability booklet.
- March 2010
School Of Architecture University Of Limerick
- November 2006
Galway City & County Council
Architect in Residence
The architect in residence programme was launched by Cllr Catherine Connolly Mayor of Galway City and Cllr Willie Burke Mayor of Galway County on the 12th of October 2004. Eighteen schools from Galway City and County made applications for the programme. Three schools were selected; Presentation College, Athenry, Presentation Secondary School, Galway and Gairmscoil Éinne, Oileáin Árann.
The initiative of the programme was to provide the students with a better visual awareness of architectural design and help to provide the catalyst for architectural dialogue in their communities, towns and cities.
- June 2005
Shay Cleary Architects
- September 1994
Murray O'Laoire Architects
- September 1991
Hans Nicki Dip-Ling Architecturburo
- October 1990
EGA Arkitekter AB
- June 1990
Swinhoe Measures Partnership
- June 1989
London, United Kingdom