Jim joined the practice as an Associate in 2015 and within four years he was introduced as an equity director in recognition of his diverse abilities and contribution that he was making to the continued growth and development of the practice.
During the formative years of his career with respected local practice Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects he developed his design skills working on and leading the design of multi-award winning sports and leisure projects. Jim now carries an expertise in the design of swimming, leisure and hydro pools, sauna, steam and wellbeing design, along with the technical design of courts and external pitches. During this time he also worked across a range of sectors including health, community, ecclesiastical, conservation and education.
As the TODD Architect’s education team lead, Jim oversees the design and delivery of multiple projects across the UK and Ireland. He is currently completing a two year research project in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, KTP and Innovate UK which is focused on shared space and education design.
In addition to this, Jim leads a diverse range of projects for the private sector Clients which include Grade A office, boutique Hotel, multi-unit residential and BtR, PBSA, industrial and adaptive re-use/conservation projects. He combines design flair with an in-depth knowledge of sustainable design, conservation and adaptive re-use, construction and MMC technologies to propose design solutions which are holistic, innovative and respond appropriately to client and user requirements, context and climate.
Jim’s directorial responsibilities extend to developing the company’s response to climate change and leading the practice’s Dublin office, where he has been involved in its expansion over the past numbers of years. His specific project engagements include the Royal Irish Academy of Music and 500 unit BtR development in south Dublin.
Outside of the practice Jim sits on the RSUA Procurement and Conservation committees and he has been an invited design critic and guest lecturer to undergraduate students at University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast.