Thinking from the Inside

We start every project by understanding how people will use the space, technology and services in a practical, everyday way. We call it Thinking from the Inside – not just the inside of buildings, but inside the minds and lives of the people who commission, build, work, live, pass through and enjoy them. Their needs and wellbeing influence everything we do.

It gives us a focus as we work in collaboration with designers, contractors, developers and planners. We add clarity, logic and precision when and where it’s needed most.

The result is a smoother and often more efficient way to design and successfully deliver the project.

Team

We believe that sustaining a thriving, respected architectural practice is only possible by ensuring it has a thriving, respectful internal culture. Thinking from the Inside really does start from the inside – a way of working that challenges convention, champions innovative thinking and jump-starts new ideas. The result is a multi-skilled team with a dynamic blend of talent, opinion and approach.

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    Claude Maguire

    Director

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    Joan McCoy

    Director

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    Sean Tunney

    Director

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    Sarah Carey

    Office Manager

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    Sarah McGonigle

    Associate Architect

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    Martin Ellis

    Associate Architect

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    Claire McAteer

    Associate Architect

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    Shane McCrory

    Associate Architect

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    Pearse McCann

    Associate Architect

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    Harry Foster

    Associate Architect

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    Peter Greenwood

    Associate Architect

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    Emma Wright

    Associate Architect

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    Susan Stewart

    Senior Interior Designer

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    Lidia Cabanillas

    Architect

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    Noelene Russell

    Architect

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    Lauren Holbeach

    Architect

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    Cormac McAteer

    Architect

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    Rebecca Aitken

    Architect

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    Gareth Taylor

    Architect

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    Eve Turkington

    Architect

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    Rory Magee

    Architect

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    Elena Spinu

    Architect

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    Ellen Dunlop

    Architect

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    Tiarnan McIlhatton

    Architect

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    Ronan Keith

    Part 3 Architectural Assistant

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    Adam Cullen

    Architectural Technologist

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    Rory McCormack

    Part 2 Architectural Assistant

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    Anna Thompson

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Ben Murray

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Rose Magee

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Matthew McKittrick

    Part I Architectural Assistant

Wellness

Our priority for team care is the creation of a culture of support and security. Wellbeing is well established within our company policies.

We believe transparency, engagement and empowerment builds trust. We value and listen to our team.
To ensure we targeted the correct areas we encouraged a staff lead initiative to form our wellbeing strategy, targeting wellness across multiple areas.

We are therefore delighted to introduce our White Ink Team Wellness Plan.

White Ink Team Wellness Plan

Awards

We win awards for our work.

We win awards for being a great place to work.

We like that work/work balance.

2023 Winner: Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards – Best Education, Trainee or Apprentice Programme
2023 Winner: Ireland Building & Architect of the Year – Rising Star in Architecture
2023  Finalist: Building Design Awards – Best Architect Employer of the Year
2022 Winner: Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards – Employer for the Future & Best Place to Work
2022 Finalist: Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards – Employee Development Programme & Next Generation Initiative
2022 Winner: Federation of Small Businesses Awards – Wellbeing in the Workplace NI Winner, UK Finalist
2020 Winner: RIBA Journal ‘Best on Show’ Reader’s Choice 2020: QUB School of Biological Sciences
2020 Shortlist: RSUA Design Awards 2020 (RIBA Regional Awards): QUB School of Biological Sciences
2019 – Winner: Belfast Telegraph Property Awards – Young Architect of the Year – Emma Wright
2019 – Winner: CEF Specify Construction Excellence Award Education Infrastructure – QUB School of Biological Sciences
2019 – Winner: RIBA London Award 2019 and National Award 2019 – Brentford Lock West Phase 2
2019 – Finalist: Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards – Employer for the Future and Inspiring Talent
2019 – Winner: Ulster University Placement Excellence Awards – Staff Nominated Placement Partnership of the Year
2018 – Winner: Federation of Small Businesses Awards – Employer of the Year Award NI