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 We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless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 developed to decide the winners of the Building and Architect of the Year Awards.

2024 Judging Panel

Britt Berentzen

Britt Berentzen (Judging Coordinator)

Programme Director, Interior Architecture & Design, Griffith College Dublin

Programme Director for the Interior Architecture and Design programmes in the Design Faculty, Griffith College. VIEW MORE

Ann-Marie Aguilar

Ann-Marie Aguilar

IWBI, SVP

Ann Marie Aguilar represents IWBI across Europe, she is passionate about sustainable and healthy buildings globally and works to share the benefits of the WELL Building Standard across Europe. VIEW MORE

Brian Bolger

Brian Bolger

Director, C+W O'Brien Architects

Brian is a qualified Architect, Architectural Technician, and a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. He is a graduate of the University of Greenwich, London and the Dublin Institute of Technology with over 35 years of wide-ranging experience in architecture. VIEW MORE

Collette Burns

Collette Burns

Architectural Project Leader, Campus Planning, TU Dublin

Collette is the Architectural Project Lead for TU Dublin across all our city wide campus’ including the emerging Grangegorman Campus. VIEW MORE

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

Michael Lamb

Michael Lamb

Director, Ryan+Lamb Architects

Michael Lamb is a director at RYAN+LAMB Architects in Dublin. He has over 25 years of experience working in the Irish construction industry and has designed many buildings for clients in the public and private sectors including education, aviation, retail, food & beverage and residential. VIEW MORE

Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Lynch

Design Director, Darmody Architecture

Jennifer is an RIAI Architect Accredited in Conservation Grade 3 that leads the creative team at the award-winning architectural practice, Darmody Architecture since 2007. VIEW MORE

Peter Scanlon

Peter Scanlon

Lecturer, Atlantic Technological University

Peter Scanlon lectures on the Architecture programme in the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture in Atlantic Technological University Sligo. VIEW MORE

Michael Stiff

Michael Stiff

Founder, Stiff+Trevillion

Michael Stiff founded London based Stiff+Trevillion 40years ago. The practice is well known for its portfolio ofd projects in central London. 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