The Americas Centre

Centre Committee

Peter Drew MCIAT


Susan Anderson MCIAT



Louise Drysdale MCIAT

Councillor, Centre C4 The Americas

Craig O'Halloran MCIAT


Committee Role: Treasurer and Centres Working Group member.


Current Role and Firm: Associate | Technical Designer at Gensler, Chicago, USA.  


Craig was educated at the Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Westminster and has recently completed classes through Harvard University. His first major job in the industry was a small Dublin practice specialising in bespoke luxury residential dwellings. Craig then moved to London in 2013 and joined a large residential practice where he worked on large scale residential projects, which ranged from 20 to 440 unit schemes. He joined Gensler London in 2014, and led part of a large retail centre in the Middle East from concept through construction. Craig then went to work on many retail projects, including a brief tenure in Germany for a specific client.


Since moving to Chicago in 2016, Craig has worked on many iconic Chicago buildings including the current repositioning of the iconic Willis Tower. Craig has most recently been project lead for an emerging technology/consulting firm in Chicago, as well as now manging a major account for Gensler’s Chicago office with projects across the United States. His current projects are in the states of Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee and Wisconsin.


Craig joined the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists as an Associate member in 2011 and he became a Chartered Member in August 2014.



Best Conceptual Project – London Planning Awards (2015)
London Underline - Regenerating London’s surplus infrastructure through crowd-sourcing Londoners’ kinetic energy.

McCauley Daye O'Connell Award (2011)
Dublin Institute of Technology College of Engineering & Built Environment. This is awarded for Best contribution to course in the Department of Architectural Technology annually.


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