Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the architecture discipline, will determine the winners of the Building and Architect of the Year Awards.

Please view a sample of our past judges here.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an Building and Architect of the Year Award.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards' judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Building and Architect of the Year Awards.

2022 Judging Panel

Ann Marie Aguilar

Ann Marie Aguilar

Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, WELL Faculty at the IWBI

Ann Marie Aguilar joined the IWBI team in 2016, and from a base in London oversees the day-to-day activities of IWBI across the EMEA region. She supports the business development and technical teams and is the first point of contact for clients and design teams interested in all applications of WELL Certification.

Gerard Bourke

Gerard Bourke

Senior Architect, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Gerard is a fellow of the RIAI, practising for 30 years, with experience of both the public and private sectors.

Gary Boyd

Gary Boyd

Professor of Architecture, Queen’s University, Belfast

Gary A. Boyd is Professor of Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2018-2022) He was leader of a Getty Foundation, Keeping it Modern research project (2019-21).

Collette Burns

Collette Burns

Architectural Project Leader, Campus Planning, TU Dublin

Collette is the Architectural Project Lead for TU Dublin on the emerging Grangegorman Campus in Dublin.

Alan Crawford

Alan Crawford

Founding Partner, Crawford Partnership

Alan Crawford is the founding partner of Crawford Partnership, which was established in 1997 as a design led architecture and interior design practice, with offices in London and Lima, Peru. Prior to setting up Crawford Partnership, Alan was a partner in a London based practice, and spent 7 years working in the Middle East on many challenging projects.

Máire Henry

Máire Henry

Director, dhb architects & Head of The Department of Architecture & Built Environment, South East Technological University

Máire is Head of The Department of Architecture at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and is a director with award winning architects dhbArchitects ltd.

Brian Jennings

Brian Jennings

Architect, Designer & Principal, Jennings Design Studio

With over 20 years’ experience, Brian leads the Jennings \ Design Studio in Dublin 1 with an outstanding team that are the winners of the Architecture Practice of the Year award at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2018.

Derry Kearney

Derry Kearney

Managing Director Ireland & Partner, Cundall

Derry is a Partner at Cundall where he is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Irish business.

Justin Kinsella

Justin Kinsella

Director, Harcourt Architects

Beginning in 1996, Justin studied architecture at Dundee University, Scotland. After graduating, he gained experience working in offices in New York and Dublin, before establishing Harcourt Architects in 2003.


Justin is interested in Socially & Ecologically Conscious Development, Innovative Construction Technologies and Design Solutions that deliver for the client and delight and surprise the end user.

John Mitchell

John Mitchell

Owner, DMOD Architects

John Mitchell co-founded DMOD Architects in 1989 (then trading as Duffy Mitchell Architects).

Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Company Director, McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects

Brian O’Neill is a Graduate of the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street, a Fellow of the RIAI and Director of McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects leading their Commercial Office Team.

Michael Stiff

Michael Stiff

Founder, Stiff + Trevillion Architects, UK

Formed Stiff + Trevillion with Andy Trevillion in the early 1980’s later running the Studio’s Berlin office. Over the years he has taught at Westminster, Brighton and Sheffield Universities, he regularly assesses design awards, and contributes to magazines and building reviews.