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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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.

2024 Judging Panel

Derry Kearney

Derry Kearney

Partner, Cundall

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

Pat Kirwan

Pat Kirwan

Director, C+W O'Brien Architects

Pat Kirwan is Director and Head of MMC Delivery at C+W O'Brien Architects. He is a co-founder and board member of MMC Ireland, an industry representative body for the MMC sector in Ireland and sits on the council of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. VIEW MORE

Lydia Szewczyk

Lydia Szewczyk

Senior Associate, EMEA, International WELL Building Institute

As a Licensed Architect who wanted to have a greater impact on community and city policy – Lydia Szewczyk is delighted to be representing IWBI, where she works directly with clients who scale health and well-being across entire organizations and global real estate portfolios. VIEW MORE