Republic of Ireland Centre
Liam Cotter MCIAT
Chairman and Treasurer
Denise Germaine MCIAT
A native of Dublin, I am 70 and married with no children, a Chartered Member of CIAT since 1987 and registered as an Architect in Ireland since 2009 and so have two qualifications – Chartered Architectural Technologist and Architect.
In private practice, my particular areas of expertise are disabled access, Building Regulations, fire safety and the Health & Safety (Construction) Regulations as well as contract administration and defects liability monitoring.
I have experienced a long and varied career during 45 years in the architectural field, both in Ireland and New Zealand and have successfully dealt with projects from domestic extensions to large, multi-million developments.
Members can contact me on: 00 353(0)86 3861386
Michael O'Keeffe MCIAT
Councillor, Centre C2 Republic of Ireland and Education Officer
Following graduation from Waterford I.T. in 2009, I was fortunate to work in a practice in my local county, Kerry. I joined CIAT in 2010 as an Associate and became a Chartered Member in 2014. I am also an Incorporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
In 2011, I joined design-led architectural technology practice healycornelius design in London. Commuting regularly, I have worked on many high-end residential refurbishments and new-builds as well as the restaurant, entertainment and retail sectors in the Greater London area. I’m responsible for all aspects of projects from brief development and design through permissions and co-ordination of construction teams to management of live projects and site inspections. As of 2015, I manage the Republic of Ireland branch of the practice from our design studio in Killarney, Co. Kerry.
I joined the Republic of Ireland Centre (C2) Committee as I’m keen to raise the profile of the Institute in Ireland. In my role as Education Officer, my aim is to form the link between the Third Level Institutes and CIAT and help in the promotion of the Architectural Technology discipline by way of membership guidance, informational presentations and attendance at careers events.
Patricia Mulvey MCIAT
Niall Culleton MCIAT
Elizabete Jakobsone ACIAT
I am a young professional working in Dublin, as an Architectural Technologist. I have been working at Meehan Associates for 1 year since graduating from the Institute of Technology Carlow.
I joined the Regional Committee as a student in my 4th year of college. I attended their meetings while being in college regularly, I informed my classmates on the most up to date information I received and tried to encourage my fellow classmates to attend CPD meetings which the committee organised within the college campus while I was studying.
In 2018, I won the Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Project), at the AT Awards, based in London. It was an honourable experience for me and a great achievement for a graduating student to have on their CV.
Jim Kirwan PPCIAT MCIAT
aspirATion Group Chair