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.​

We understand the importance of a fair and objective judging process. That's why we assemble a prestigious panel of industry leaders, renowned for their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise in architecture.

Our selection process is meticulous. Judges are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and declare any potential conflicts of interest. Entries with conflicts are reassigned, ensuring complete impartiality.

This unwavering commitment to integrity is the foundation of our awards programme. Become a part of recognising industry excellence. If you're interested in joining the judging panel, email your details to judges@businessriver.com.

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 (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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Brian O' Neill

MCORM Architects, Company Director

Brian O’Neill is a Graduate of the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street, a Fellow of the RIAI and Director of MCORM Architects currently leading large residential projects in Dublin. VIEW MORE

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

Founder, Stiff+Trevillion

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

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