Peter Carroll

Director
Peter established A2 Architects Ltd. with Caomhán Murphy in 2005. Peter became Sole Director in 2012. The practice is a registered RIAI practice with Conservation Grade 3 accreditation.

Since graduating with 1st Class Honours from University College Dublin in 1995, Peter has gained extensive Irish and international experience on a broad range of building types and sizes.

Prior to establishing A2 Architects Peter spent seven years as an Associate with O’Donnell & Tuomey in Dublin followed by a further three years as an Associate with the Pritzker Prize recipient Rafael Moneo in Madrid, Spain.

Peter’s roles in both practice and academia to date include the following:

  • Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture University of Limerick (SAUL) 2008 – present
  • Advanced Timber Construction Tutor at the School of Architecture University of Limerick (SAUL) 2008 – present
  • Co-Director, SAUL Intelligence Unit (Annual Strategic Think Tank) 2009 – present
  • External Examiner, University of Nottingham School of Architecture 2015 -2019
  • Invited Contributor to Close Encounter – Meetings with Remarkable Buildings at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
  • Visiting Tutor to Thesis Year, KTH Stockholm, Sweden 2015 – 2016
  • Co-Founder and Treasurer of DoCoMoMo Ireland 2010 – 2014
  • Elected RIAI Council Member 2010 – 2012
  • Collaborator with John Gerrard Artist to EV+A with ‘Pig Slat Benches’ 2010
  • Visiting Tutor to Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid Sept. 2009 – May 2010
  • Co-Curator (with Peter Cody Architect) + Contributor, Irish Pavilion, Inaugural Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2007
  • Editor of the Architectural Association of Ireland’s Journal ‘Building Material’ 2000-2002
  • Design Studio Tutor Year 4 UCD, 2000 – 2002 and 2005 – 2007

luÍs pedro

Associate Director
Luís joined A2 Architects as a qualified architect in 2014. Luís is a member of the RIAI and the Ordem dos Arquitectos Portugueses.

Luis graduated from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in 2006. Prior to joining A2, Luís worked with Tom de Paor and the Irish Architecture Foundation and in Portugal with Pedro Domingos Arquitectos, Carlos Lampreia [X] Arquitectos and with Luís Caiado – Loja de Arquitectura.

Luis has been Project Architect on a number of important projects recently including Rapid Delivery Housing in George’s Place Dun Laoghaire and The Brambles Housing in Sallynoggin.

Luis was appointed as a Studio Tutor in Year 1 at University College Dublin in 2017.

AIDAN BUTLER

Associate Director
Aidan joined A2 Architects as an Associate Director in 2019. He graduated from University College Dublin 1996. He has been a member of the RIAI since 1999 and is a Registered Architect. He under­takes the role of Project Supervisor for the Design Process and he is accredited in Conservation Grade 3.

Prior to joining A2 in 2019, Aidan was a principal architect and a Director of Lorcan Greene and Associates Ltd. Aidan is now an Associate in A2 Architects. Aidan is currently working as Project Architect on the Dún Laoghaire Baths Redevelopment Project.

Aidan has extensive experience as Project Architect and Lead Consultant on a wide variety of projects over e10M in the public and private sectors. He is currently Project Architect for the Redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire Baths, Queens Road, Dún Laoghaire.

JIM MURPHY

Architect
Jim joined A2 Architects in 2016. He obtained a B.Arch degree from the School of Architecture University of Limerick (SAUL) in 2013. Prior to this Jim obtained a degree in Industrial Design from NCAD.

Prior to joining A2 worked as a graduate architect in Bucholz McEvoy Architects where he worked on many competitions and visualisations as well as several suc­cessful tenders. Since joining A2 Architects Jim has been Project Architect on many public projects including minor capital works to Garda Stations and protected structures for the OPW amongst others as well as many private domestic projects.

RAÍSSA ZANARDO

Architect
Raíssa joined A2 Architects in 2018 following her graduation from Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil. Raíssa spent her second year of university at the School of Architecture University of Limerick (SAUL) where she was the recipient of the UL President’s letter for the highest grade achieved in SAUL in both semesters. Her final year thesis work in Universidade Federal de Viçosa won 1st prize for Best Architectural Thesis of the State of Minas Gerais (2018) and was published in the “Archiprix 2019 World’s Best Graduation Thesis”.

Since starting in A2, Raíssa has been working as a Project Architect on a range of projects at various design, tender and construction stages as well as many architectural competitions such as Morrison’s Island Cork City and Ireland House, Tokyo.

GLEN O’DEA

Architect
Glen joined A2 Architects in 2018 following graduation from the Dublin School of Architecture. Glen is also a professional Irish Dancer and has spent a number of years travelling the world in Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’.

Glen is currently Project Architect on a number of public and private projects in A2 Architects including the Garda National Immigration Bureau at Shannon Airport and Ennis Work Relations Commission, both for the OPW. He is also Project Architect for a new gate lodge in Beechville. Co. Meath.

MARTIN SMITH

Company Secretary & Book Keeper
Martin is the Company Secretary and Book Keeper at A2 Architects since 2005. Martin keeps our team sane and he is by far our favourite Scottish Man.

Martin founded and runs NumberSmith his own bookkeeping company since 2014.

Awards to Date:

  • 2020: Award Winner (DLR Architects Dept. with A2 Architects), AAI Awards for Rapid Delivery Housing, George’s Place;
  • 2019: Winner (DLR Architects Dept. with A2 Architects) of ‘Best Housing’ category for Rapid Delivery Housing, George’s Place at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards;
  • 2019: Highly Commended (DLR Architects Dept. with A2 Architects) in ‘Health & Well-Being Category’ for Sallynoggin Senior & Community Centre at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards;
  • 2019: Winner (DLR Architects Dept. with A2 Architects) of ‘Best Sustainability’ category for Rapid Delivery Housing, George’s Place at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards;
  • 2019: Winner (DLR Architects Dept. with A2 Architects) of ICE Residential Award – Irish Construction Excellence for Rapid Delivery Housing, George’s Place;
  • 2018: Winner of ‘Best Public Space’ for DLR Red Jetty at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards;
  • 2017: 2nd Place in Morrison’s Island International Design Competition, Cork City;
  • 2017: Winner of ‘Best House’ in the Irish Architecture Awards for House at Mardyke Walk, Cork City;
  • 2017: Nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture;
  • 2015: Nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture for Pulp Press Art Pavilion, Kistefos, Norway;
  • 2014: Winner of ‘Best Public Space/ Urban Design’ in the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards for Granby Park in Dublin with Upstart and Dublin City Council;
  • 2014: Highly Commended in ‘Educational Building’ for Extension to Gorey Community School;
  • 2014: Highly Commended in ‘International’ for Pulp Press Art Pavilion at Kistefos, Norway;
  • 2014: Special Mention, AAI Awards for Granby Park, Dublin;
  • 2012: Special Mention, AAI Awards for Sheltered Spaces, Tuam, Co. Galway;
  • 2011: Winner of ‘Best House’ in the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards for Beach House, County Louth;
  • 2011: Winner of RIAI International Two-Stage Competition for Tullamore Community Arts Centre;
  • 2011: Special Mention, AAI Awards for Artist’s Studio, Vienna;
  • 2010: Award Winner, AAI Awards for Housing in Lucky Lane, Dublin 7;
  • 2009: Winner of ‘Best Educational Building’ at the RIAI Irish Architecture, Awards for Eurocampus, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14;
  • 2008: Award Winner, AAI Awards for One Up, One Down, One Deep at 11, Carlisle Street, Portobello;
  • 2007: Special Mention, AAI Awards for Brick Thickness, a domestic extension and refurbishment along the Cowper Stop on the Luas Green Line, Dublin;

 

FORMER COLLABORATORS

Julia Garcia Gonzales, Amanda Buckley, Miriam Dunn, Thomas O’Brien, Suzy O’Leary, Open Office Architects, Stephen Mulhall, Joan McElligott, Danny Holland, Briain Moriarty, Rubens Cano Cortes, Sinéad O’Shaughnessy, Seosamh O’Muircheartaigh, Ciara Keohane, Cliodhna Rice, Sarah Moylan, Aidan O’Dea, Donie Lowry, Abel Munoz, Nicola Russolo, Gordon Ellis, Manuel Gomez Tamayo, Lochlann Atack, Ross Melbourne, Paul Keane, David McInerney, Matthew Mullin, John Byrne, Joan McElligott, Séamus Bairéad, Georgy Daly, David Cooney, Dáire English, Anna Fagan, Peter Cummins, Clodagh Coughlan, Charlie O’Grady, Helen McFadden.