Past Judges

All submissions to The Fit Out Awards are judged by an independent panel of recognised and distinguished judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors. View a sample list of our past judges below and judge us by who judges you.

Ann Marie Aguilar

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

Britt Berentzen

Programme Director Interior Design & Interior Architecture, Griffith College

Andrew Bradley

Managing Director, Bradley Brand & Design

Vanessa Brady OBE

President & Founder, Society of British & International Interior Design

David Bucknall

Chair, RICS Quantity Surveyors & Construction Professional Group

Judith Byrne

Head of Marketing, Dulux Ireland

Darragh Canning

MEP Commercial Director, Arup

Paul Carney

Managing Director, Forbo Ireland

Jane Clay

Principal, Gensler

Alan Coakley

Managing Director, Ardmac

Angela Connolly

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

Sue Corcoran

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

Alan Crawford

Managing Director, Crawford Partnership Architects & Interior Designers

Tracey Dalton

Design Lecturer, Dublin School of Creative Arts, TU Dublin

Garbhan Doran

Director, Broadstone Architects

Jean Feeney

Head of Interiors, MCA Architects

John Gibson

Treasurer, Interiors Association & Director, Martin-Hudson & Gibson

Greg Hayden

CEO, Ethos Engineering

John Henry

VP, Head of Global Realty Services, Ireland & the Channel Islands

Maree Hensey


Katherine Keane

Head of Department of Architecture, Munster Technological University

Órla Keane

Lecturer in Interior Design, DIT

JP Kennedy

Managing Director, TileStyle

Justin Kinsella

Director, Harcourt Architects

Neville Knott

Programme Coordinator, Honours BA & MA in Interior Design, Technological University Dublin

Julie Kortens

Former Chair, BIFM

Harsha Kotak

Founder, Women in Office Design & Workplace Consultant

Róisín Lafferty

Founder and Creative Director, Kingston Lafferty Design

Penny Linton

Principal (Dublin), TODD Architects

Peter MacCann

Designer and Lecturer in Interior and Furniture Design, Dublin School of Creative Arts, TU Dublin

Peter Mance

Director, MAAPS Design & Architecture

Fionnuala May

County Architect, Fingal County Council

Barry McCabe

Principal, McCabe Design Group

Aidan McGovern

Chartered Engineer, Office of Public Works

Patrick McGrath

Managing Director, Miele Ireland

Steve McIntyre

Partner, FalknerBrowns

John Mitchell

Owner, DMOD Architects

Edel Nicholson

Head of Marketing, Colourtrend

John O’Regan

Director, AECOM

Denise O'Connor

Founder & MD, Optimise Design

Ann-Marie O'Neill

Creative Director, O'Donnell O'Neill Design

John O'Regan

Director, Head of Programme, Cost and Consultancy, AECOM Ireland

Mark Ryan


Joanne Reilly

Design Director, Total Fitout

Russell Sage

MD, Russell Sage Design

Katrina Kostic Samen

Director, Head of Workplace Strategy & Design, KKS Savills

Kay Sargent

Director of WorkPlace, HOK, USA

Derry Scully

Chairman, Bruce Shaw

Keith Somers

Head of Design & Product, Lioncor

Dominic Southgate

Founder, Boxclever & President, Institute of Designers in Ireland

Emer Tubridy

Head of Design Department, Blackrock Further Education Institute

Hugh Wallace

Director, Douglas Wallace Consultants

Rowan Watson

Lecturer, Architectural Design & Interior Architecture and Design, IT Sligo

Gavin Wheatley

Director, PLUS Architecture