Meitheal Architects, the award-winning architecture and urban design practice, has announced that Senior Architects Brendan Dwyer and Ciarán Byrne have been promoted as Associates in the firm.

Brendan Dwyer has been with Meitheal Architects for over four years and is based in the Cork office. Prior to joining Meitheal Architects, he has worked with Niall D. Brennan & Associates, Dermot Bannon Architects and Traynor O’Toole Architects on a variety of commercial and large-scale residential projects.

Ciarán Byrne joined Meitheal Architects in 2021 from MCORM and previously held senior roles at Fenton Simons, Frank Ennis & Associates and Project Architects. Ciarán has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, with a particular focus on large scale housing projects, and a proven track record of working with a range of stakeholders for high profile public and private developments.

Patrick O Toole, Managing Director of Meitheal Architects,
Said, “We are delighted to acknowledge Ciarán & Brendan’s contribution to the practice, and are glad that they’ve taken on the move up to Associate level, where they will both play an instrumental role in the practice’s future plans. They bring a huge wealth of experience which is crucial as we continue to expand our capacity to deliver large scale projects across Ireland.’’

The appointments come as Meitheal Architects continues its strong recent growth with employee numbers more than doubling in the last five years. The team now numbers over sixty strong, working from offices in Dublin, Cork & Kerry.

Meitheal Architect’s current portfolio of projects include numerous large scale housing developments such as: Castletroy, Limerick (224 homes) and Castletreasure, Douglas, Cork City, (472 homes), Clonburris, Dublin (565 homes), Ballymany, Newbridge, Co. Kildare (550 homes); the 200 room Moxy and Residence Inn Hotel in Cork City; the redevelopment of the Sheen Falls Hotel and Castlemartyr Resort, and a programme of regenerative refurbishment of vacant and derelict urban buildings nationally to provide social housing on conjunction with a range of Approved Housing Bodies.