An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's fit out industry, will determine the winners of the Fit Out Awards.
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 a Fit Out 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.
A comprehensive judging process has been developed to decide the worthy winners of the Fit Out Awards.
2023 Judging Panel
Ann Marie Aguilar (Judging Co-ordinator)
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.
Angela Connolly (Judging Co-ordinator)
Creative Director, Conbu Interior Design
Angela Connolly founded Conbu Interior Design in 2008 and leads the studio as Creative Director. She was President of the Interiors Association of Ireland (2014 to 2020), and is a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and the Irish Georgian Society.
Sue Corcoran (Judging Co-ordinator)
Programme Coordinator, TUS Limerick School of Art & Design
Sue Corcoran is the Programme Coordinator for the BA (Hons) Interior Design programme at TUS Limerick School of Art & Design. Sue has over 20 years of experience working in commercial interior fitout, community and public realm, and art and design education.
Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE
CEO & Founder, The Society of British and International Interior Design
Vanessa is an international award-winning interior designer and founder of the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) with over thirty years experience in the design industry, championing standards and representing the interests of the interior design profession in Government.
Director, Hillmac Fitouts
Patrick has over 15 years’ experience in commercial interior fitout management with experience leading projects in the office, retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors. Patrick has worked internationally in Dubai and Canada broadening his knowledge and expertise in the fitout industry.
Chief Property Officer, Iconic Offices
Eoin is the Chief property officer, and Head Of ESG for Iconic offices. With over 17 years’ experience in the property industry, Eoin places a keen focus on good quality and high performing design combined with a background on cost and project management.
Director, Harcourt Architects
As director of Harcourt Architects, Justin has successfully completed and led design teams on a wide range of projects including the fit-out of bars, restaurants and offices together with large one-off private houses and master planned communities. Projects have been predominantly located in the US
Design Department Head, Blackrock Further Education Institute
Emer Tubridy is Head of the Design Department at Blackrock Further Education Institute. Emer has been instrumental in developing programmes in interior design, landscape design and graphic design. Emer graduated with honours from the School of Architecture, UCD and worked for 10 years in Paris.
Dr Rowan Watson
Lecturer, Interior Architecture and Design, Atlantic Technological University-Sligo
Rowan is an architect with eighteen years of involvement in Interior Architectural education. She is currently lectures in the BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design at Atlantic Technological University- Sligo.