Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin

Soon to start on site, the TODD architects designed, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. RIAM is the oldest place of musical teaching and learning in Ireland, founded in 1848.

TODD’s proposal is situated at the rear of the existing Georgian terrace providing an entrance totem on Westland Row to mark the presence of a world class conservatoire located behind the existing facade. The new development comprises of a recital hall, opera studio, library and a mix of teaching rooms and support spaces.

Introducing The Brinell Building

We’re delighted to share a sneakpeek of the architectural photography by Richard Chivers. TODD Architects designed Grade A office scheme The Brinell Building in the heart of Brighton for McAleer & Rushe. The recently completed, exclusive 7 storey scheme offers a wrap around terrace affording sea views & unrivaled facilities such as specialist cycle storage & maintenance areas. All just 3 mins walk to Brighton Train Station & 5 mins away from the buzz of the cafes, bars, restaurants and shops of northlaine Brighton. The development has achieved both a BREEAM Excellent rating & an A rate EPC checking all the right environmental design & sustainable design boxes.

Transforming Waltham Cross Car Park

Killultagh Estates has submitted plans to redevelop an underused car park above a shopping centre in Waltham Cross, into 119 apartments above The Pavilions shopping centre.

“We have worked closely with our client & Broxbourne Borough Council, to seize the opportunity & create a contemporary design that will turn underutilised car parking decks into a desirable and viable residential development”

John Chapman, London Principal at TODD

RIAI Awards 2019

TODD Architects are delighted to share Rathview Mental Healthcare facility came Commended in the RIAI Public Choice Awards, in the Wellbeing category. Thank you to all who voted for our project!

2019 marked the 30th year of the prestigious architecture RIAI Awards, with 23 Award Winners announced across 14 categories. All of the projects on the shortlist have been designed by RIAI-registered architects, and were completed in 2018, with the shortlisted projects decided outcome determined by the 10,000 votes cast, the Public Choice Award.

 

“The wide variety of projects included in this year’s shortlist demonstrates the diversity of great work being carried out by architects at home and abroad.  Their contribution is invaluable in terms of enriching our daily lives – our homes, schools and colleges, hospitals and the public spaces we enjoy”.

David Browne, RIAI President

“The standard of entries was very high this year. The jury have been visiting the shortlisted projects throughout the country and had a challenging task. The shortlist was made up of exceptional projects including residential homes, commercial spaces, schools, heritage locations and public spaces and it’s encouraging that Irish people recognise the value that Irish architects add to all aspects of the built environment, supporting Ireland’s educational, economic and social infrastructure.”

Carole Pollard, FRIAI, Chair of the Jury

 

View the full RIAI Awards 2019 Announcement feature here.

Moving on Up: TODD Architects ranked 64 in AJ100 2019

TODD Architects have been officially ranked 64th in the Architects Journal 100 top UK practices of 2019.

This indicates the practice has moved up four places from last year (68th), and marks the 10th (non-consecutive) year we have been included in the this prestigious top 100 list of UK practices.

The AJ100 survey, examines areas such as fees, salary levels and reflects international activity, practice diversity and Awards won throughout the year. The latest results are also politically significant this year as they reveal a resilient performance from the UK’s largest architectural practices, which as a cohort saw increases in architect numbers, salaries and fee income during 2018- despite the imminent shadow of Brexit up ahead.

 

We regard this important accolade as a tribute to our hard working and ever growing teams across our three offices in Belfast, Dublin and London and to our Management teams efforts in continually investing in and working to develop and expand our sectorial portfolio and client base. Congratulations to all for your commitment and dedication, we recognize our team is our most valuable asset.

 

Other significant outcomes from the AJ100 revealed that BIM is now practically universal, with 93 per cent of practices declaring that they made extensive use of it, the highest proportion of any individual technology – compared with 59 per cent five years ago and Revit Architecture is now very widely employed, being extensively used by 86 per cent of practices, up from just over half five years ago. We are proud to be counted as one of these innovative and forward thinking practices who utilize both design technology systems.

AJ100 practices are showing an increasing concern with their staffs’ happiness. Asked to allocate 100 points across six factors that might be considered to contribute to the success of a practice, they once again ranked client satisfaction and repeat business highest but ‘being a good place to work’ is now in second place, swapping places with ‘creativity’.

 

These survey findings accurately reflect our own TODD Architects practice ethos and values of prioritizing client satisfaction, being a good place to work and team creativity, values which we have always regarded as the true signs of practice progression and success.

 

The AJ100 2019 Rankings & Information 

 

Insightful AJ100 2019 Survey Facts & Findings

 

Investment heralds ambitious growth phase: Three New TODD Architects Shareholders

TODD Architects has announced a part-management buyout (MBO) by three existing employees. Jim Mulholland, Daragh Coleman and Andrew Murray have purchased equity from existing directors Peter Minnis and Paul Crowe, both of whom are staying on in the business in an executive capacity to provide strategic direction and remain as major shareholders.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Managing Director Paul Crowe said:

“This promotion and opportunity to invest in the practice recognises the significant contribution Andrew, Daragh and Jim have made to the firm’s growth and success in recent years. Furthermore, it reflects our strong belief that they are the right team to work with us in continuing the growth and sustained success of the practice. We are delighted to welcome them as fellow directors. This will future proof the business, enabling us to maintain and strengthen our market position as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading architecture firms. It also provides a fantastic platform for the next stage in our growth. Having assembled what we now believe to be one of the best senior leadership teams in the business, we very much look forward to continuing to serve our diverse client base through continued design excellence and the delivery of high quality buildings.”

Peter and Paul will continue in their existing roles at the practice, ensuring it achieves sustained growth with the new shareholders. This will include continuing to win major projects across the UK and Ireland in the three strategically-located offices: London, Belfast and Dublin.

Paul Crowe said: “Our long-term commitment to the offices in London and Dublin has allowed us to orbit around the best projects and develop the specialist expertise required to deliver them, including a dedicated aviation team within the practice.”

TODD Architects was advised throughout the transaction by leading law firm A&L Goodbody. Peter Stafford, corporate partner at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, said:

“TODD Architects is an outstanding example of an indigenous firm that, through an unfaltering commitment to quality and innovation, has grown its footprint across the UK and Ireland to compete comfortably with international practices and continues to add to its impressive portfolio of prestigious and award-winning projects.”

 

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Press Coverage:

Belfast Telegraph feature

Insider Media Ltd feature 

Irish News feature