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.

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.

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.

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.

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.