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Judging Panel

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 put together to decide the worthy winners of the Fit Out Awards.

2022 Judging Panel

Ann Marie Aguilar (Judging Co-ordinator)

Ann Marie Aguilar (Judging Co-ordinator)

Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, WELL Faculty at the IWBI

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)

Angela Connolly (Judging Co-ordinator)

Creative Director, Conbu Interior Design & Past President, Interiors Association (2014-2020)

Angela Connolly founded Conbu Interior Design in 2008 and leads the studio as Creative Director. She is past President of the Interiors Association of Ireland (2014 to 2020), a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and the Irish Georgian Society.

Britt Berentzen

Britt Berentzen

Programme Director, Interior Design & Interior Architecture, Griffith College

Britt is currently working as a Programme Director for the Interior Design and Interior Architecture programmes in the Design Faculty of Griffith College Dublin.

Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE

Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE

Founder & CEO, The Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID)

Vanessa Brady is an international award-winning interior designer, business consultant, and founder of the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) with over thirty years of experience in the construction, B2B procurement and post-analysis of the design profession. She speaks on behalf of the UK Government for the Creative Industries to represent the interests of the interior design profession and received an OBE from the Queen, recommended by the Prime Ministers office for services to Interior Design and the UK Economy.

Sue Corcoran

Sue Corcoran

Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Interior Design, TUS: Midlands Midwest

Sue Corcoran is Programme Leader on the BA (Hons) in Interior Design, LSAD, at Limerick Institute of Technology.

Alan Crawford

Alan Crawford

Founding Partner, Crawford Partnership

Alan Crawford is the founding partner of Crawford Partnership, which was established in 1997 as a design led architecture and interior design practice, with offices in London and Lima, Peru. Prior to setting up Crawford Partnership, Alan was a partner in a London based practice, and spent 7 years working in the Middle East on many challenging projects.

Tracey Dalton

Tracey Dalton

Design Lecturer, Dublin School of Creative Arts, TU Dublin

Tracey Dalton is a lecturer on the BA Interior Design at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, TU Dublin. She has a background in Interior Design practice since 1998.

Garbhan Doran

Garbhan Doran

Director, Broadstone Architects

Garbhan Doran is the director and co-founder, with Tom Hunt, of Broadstone Architects having previously worked at deBlacam & Meagher Architects and Garbhan Doran Architects.

Justin Kinsella

Justin Kinsella

Director, Harcourt Architects

Beginning in 1996, Justin studied architecture at Dundee University, Scotland. After graduating, he gained experience working in offices in New York and Dublin, before establishing Harcourt Architects in 2003.


Justin is interested in Socially & Ecologically Conscious Development, Innovative Construction Technologies and Design Solutions that deliver for the client and delight and surprise the end user.

Barry McCabe

Barry McCabe

Principal, McCabe Design Group

Barry established McCabe Design in 1990 in Dublin after working comprehensively in New York in Dublin. The practice has evolved over the last 30 years delivering projects in the hospitality, retail, live event, and museum sector.

Aidan McGovern

Aidan McGovern

Chartered Engineer, Office of Public Works

Aidan is currently serving as a senior Engineer in the Estate Management Section within OPW. He has extensive fit-out and refurbishment experience.

Katrina Kostic Samen

Katrina Kostic Samen

Director, Head of Workplace Strategy & Design, KKS Savills

A recognised and award-winning leader in the commercial property industry, Katrina leads research, innovation and implementation of transformative new workplace strategies and design.

Kay Sargent

Kay Sargent

Global Director of WorkPlace, HOK, USA

With more than 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments based on their unique organizational DNA.

Keith Somers

Keith Somers

Head of Design & Product, Lioncor

Keith is currently acting as design & product lead for Lioncor, an Irish residential developer delivering homes of the highest standard to the Irish market.

Emer Tubridy

Emer Tubridy

Head of Design Department, Blackrock Further Education Institute

As an educator and Head of Department at the Blackrock Further Education Institute, Emer has been instrumental in commissioning, developing, and co-ordinating programmes in interior design, landscape design, jewellery design, graphic design and arts administration. She previously worked as an Architect and Interior Designer in Paris and Dublin.

Rowan Watson

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.

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