Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year to all!

We’re starting off 2019 by celebrating some of Belfast’s most influential architecture, both old and new.

Check out Arch Daily’s Architectural Guide to Belfast  by Niall Patrick Walsh, listing twenty unmissable sites including our TODD Architects design for Titanic Belfast.

We’re honoured to be listed here as one of the cities’s top three ‘most influential architecture firms’.



TODD Architects promotes seven New Associates

TODD Architects is delighted to announce a posse of internal team promotions, creating seven new Associates with specialisms across a range of sectors, including office, residential, healthcare, education, retail and aviation.

Managing Director Paul Crowe: “These well-deserved promotions are part of our continued succession and business development plan, rewarding talent and experience and creating career opportunities to keep those skills within the practice. These promotions will help us deliver our collective aim to empower future leadership by investing in our team.”

Michael Burns has over 20 years’ experience and has completed some of TODD’s most acclaimed buildings, including INI Belfast HQ and Queens University’s library tower. He is currently leading the delivery of major office developments in Belfast and Brighton.

Working at TODD’s since 2015, Martin Wylie has extensive experience in the design and construction of offices, apartments, educational, and healthcare buildings. He is currently engaged in a number of high profile schemes including the Gate, a 20 storey student residential development in Sheffield.

John Palmer is based at TODD’s Dublin office, and is responsible for all aspects of project delivery spanning a range of sectors including residential, healthcare, education and commercial and custodial. John has a specialist interest in Passivhaus standards, energy conservation and green building technologies.

Brona Marshall has over 20 years’ experience working on projects in sectors including commercial, aviation, media, sports and particularly education. Brona has recently been involved in a master planning development project for Bristol Airport that will facilitate the anticipated capacity increase in passenger numbers initially to twelve million passengers per annum.

With over thirteen years’ experience across multiple sectors including healthcare, education, commercial and residential, Jonathan Thompson has a wide experience working with clients, contractors, sub-contractors and regulating authorities across the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. Jonathon is leading the design of Queens University’s prestigious new School of Management building.

Having joined TODD’s in 2012, Bobby Moore has become an integral part of the practice’s education team, regularly working on feasibility studies, competitions and tender submissions. Currently Bobby is working on Holy Family Special needs school in Cootehill, County Cavan where the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has ceremoniously just turned the first sod.

Heading the residential housing team, Shaun Hegarty has over seventeen years of experience in the area and has completed a multiplicity of schemes for both private sector and Housing Association clients. Shaun also fronts TODD’s involvement in the RNLI framework, supporting RPS on the delivery of works to the RNLI’s coastal and inland life boat stations throughout Ireland and Scotland.

Concludes Paul: “By developing and applying our united skills and efforts, we will continue to nurture our existing client relationships while also reaching out and building new networks.”

Two TODD Architects designed Healthcare schemes win RICS NI Awards

Thirty four impressive local schemes, representing best practice by professionals working in the built environment and providing benefit to communities, battled it out for top honours at the 2018 RICS Awards, Northern Ireland, which took place at the La Mon Hotel & Spa, Belfast on Friday 25 May 2018. There were a total of eight shortlisted categories – Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure. The Awards ceremony

We are very proud to share that two of our TODD Architects designed healthcare schemes won RICS NI Awards this year; Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex in the Design Through Innovation category and Enniskillen NI Ambulance Station in the Infrastructure category. Congratulations to all involved on both design teams.

Both winning projects were highly praised by the awarding judges on their innovative design approaches;

Design through Innovation – Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex. Judges praised the “revolutionary improvements in the efficient and holistic delivery of community carer services at a single location” and the “feel good factor” it had created for the local community.

Infrastructure – Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Station, Enniskillen. Judges of the awards said the new station was “ground breaking, innovative and representative of how future stations will be”.

“The eight exciting winning schemes are all having an extremely positive impact on their local communities. The teams behind them have worked tirelessly and with incredible vision to create projects which provide tremendous benefit across areas as diverse and important as healthcare, education, housing, the workplace and tourism. 
Through collaborating with other professionals, local surveyors have shown that they have the talent to deliver exemplary and in many cases world-class built projects.”

Michael Hannaway,
Chair of the RICS Awards Northern Ireland judging panel.


All RICS NI category winners will go on to compete with other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November 2018 in London, for the chance to win the overall UK winner in their respective category.

More info on the winning RICS NI Awards projects : http://bit.ly/2H1DqQU

Awards Brochure: https://issuu.com/ricsmodus/docs/rics-awards-winners-2018-northern-i/14

Double Success at RSUA / RIBA Awards 2018

We are thrilled to share that two of our shortlisted schemes; Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex and the Main Site Tower and Peter Froggatt Centre at Queens University Belfast won prestigious accolades at the RSUA / RIBA Northern Ireland Awards on Friday 18th May.

Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex won a RSUA Design award trophy and the Integration of Art Award, along with the RIBA NI Award for Design.

QUB Main Site Tower & Peter Froggatt Centre won both a RSUA Design award trophy and a RIBA NI Award for Design.

Congratulations to both design teams, all consultants, the clients and everyone involved!

AJ Retrofit Awards shortlist

TODD Architects refurbishment design for Queen’s University Main Site Tower & Peter Froggatt Centre, Belfast, has been shortlisted in the ‘Higher & Further Education’ category for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2017, taking place at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 13th September.

This is further recognition for a challenging yet very rewarding scheme which included partial demolition, enlarging the footprint, addition of new facades and the linking of a reconstructed building to an adjacent refurbished building and historic tower, all set in the Conservation Area of the QUB central quad.

We are honoured to be part of this finalist category, view the full list here.