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 McGonigle

    Associate Architect

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    Martin Ellis

    Associate Architect

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    Claire McAteer

    Associate

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    Shane McCrory

    Associate

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    Pearse McCann

    Associate

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    Alison Holmes

    Office Manager

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    Caroline Treacy

    Business Support Manager

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    Emma Wright

    Architect

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    Niall Magennis

    Architect

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    Peter Greenwood

    Architect

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    Lidia Cabanillas

    Architect

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    Mark Anderson

    Architect

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    Noelene Russell

    Architect

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    Cormac McAteer

    Architect

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    Harry Foster

    Architect

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    Gavin Campbell

    Architect

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    Lauren McInnes

    Architect

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    Eoin McKenna

    Architect

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    Eoghan Fee

    Architectural Technologist

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    Manas Khanna

    BIM Architectural Technologist

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    Rebecca Aitken

    Architect

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    Eve Turkington

    Part 2 Architectural Assistant

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    Naomi Smyth

    Part 2 Architectural Assistant

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    Rory McCormack

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Rory Magee

    Architectural Assistant

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    Ayshwarya Madhu

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Elena Spinu

    Architectural Assistant

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    Michael Henry

    Architectural Technologist

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    Michael O'Neill

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Tiarnan McIlhatton

    Part II Architectural Assistant

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    Sam Potts

    Part I Architectural Assistant

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    Tiernan Allen

    Part I Architectural Assistant

Awards

We win awards for our work.

We win awards for being a great place to work.

We like that work/work balance.

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