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Shortlist announced for 2019 Fit Out Awards

Industry will gather for awards ceremony in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday, November 27th

Following the announcement of this year’s shortlisted submissions, the fit out community – comprising designers, specifiers, contractors, suppliers and consultants – will gather at the 2019 Fit Out Awards.

Almost 1,000 peers from the sector will honour the recipients of the 27 trophies in competition.

The shortlist reflects the full range of fit out skills, crafts and processes required to deliver fit out at the highest level, as exhibited by the shortlisted entries.

RKD Architects were shortlisted in the Excellence in Collaboration category and Fit Out Project of the Year – Medium Office, their director, Justin Treacy, commented on the achievement: “We’re excited and proud to see our work and collaborations shortlisted across multiple categories in this year’s awards, including over 500,000sqft of transformational projects delivered for our wonderful clients. This is welcome recognition of the collegial way we work with our clients, design teams, contractors, suppliers and many others.”


Reddy Architecture + Urbanism were shortlisted for Project of the Year – International. managing director, Rob Keane, said: “Reddy Architecture + Urbanism’s design ethos is characterised by collaboration, innovation and client focus, with a common purpose to design great buildings and places that enhance the lives of those who use them. To be recognised for our work across a broad range of categories shows us that we’ve continued to adapt in response to our clients’ evolving needs over the past twelve months.”

This year’s event is sponsored by Etag. Damien Lynch, managing director of Etag Fixings Ireland, said: “At Etag, we began distributing fixings, hand-tools and safety equipment, and now, we have the most comprehensive product range in Ireland. We take great pride in sponsoring the awards and supporting an event that recognises the excellence in work within the interiors and fit out industry”.

Zutec is also sponsoring the awards this year. Nessa Lowry, head of marketing, said: “Zutec are delighted to be associated with the Fit Out Awards this year. Our partnership with these awards gives us an excellent opportunity to recognise and celebrate the creative and innovative achievements within the industry. The awards night is an excellent opportunity to celebrate and network with the people we want to do business with. We are proud to have the Zutec brand associated with these awards.”

This year’s panel of judges comprised 19 experts drawn from the build and design community from Ireland and abroad as submissions reached an all-time high.

Angela Connolly, president, The Interiors Association and creative director, Conbu Interior Design, was one of the judging co-ordinators for the awards and commented on the judging process: “It’s a great pleasure to be part of the judging panel of the prestigious Fit Out Awards again this year. Looking at the shortlist, it is already clear that each of the judges will have a difficult time choosing winners from the quality of entries alone.”

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Full judging panel:

  • Ann Marie Aguilar, director of operations/Europe for the WELL Faculty at the IWBI
  • Angela Connolly, president, Interiors Association, founder, Conbu Interior Design
  • Britt Berentzen, programme director Interior Design & Interior Architecture, Griffith College
  • Vanessa Brady OBE, president & founder, Society of British & International Design
  • Alan Coakley, managing director, Ardmac
  • Sue Corcoran, course leader BA (Hons) in Interior Design, Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Alan Crawford, managing director, Crawford Partnership Architects & Interior Designers
  • Neville Knott, programme coordinator, Honours BA & MA in Interior Design, Technological University Dublin
  • Peter MacCann, designer and lecturer in Interior and Furniture Design, Dublin School of Creative Arts, TU Dublin
  • Peter Mance, director, MAAPS Design & Architecture
  • Barry McCabe, managing director, McCabe Design Group
  • Aidan McGovern, chartered engineer, Office of Public Works
  • John Mitchell, owner, DMOD Architects
  • Ann-Marie O'Neill, creative director, O'Donnell O'Neill Design
  • Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace, HOK
  • Keith Somers, commercial & hospitality lead, Optimise Design
  • Emer Tubridy, design department head, Blackrock Further Education Institute
  • Hugh Wallace, director, Douglas Wallace Consultants
  • Rowan Watson, lecturer, Architectural Design & Interior Architecture and Design, IT Sligo

The full shortlist for this year’s awards is available below.

Fit Out Project of the Year / Sponsored by SAS International

The winner of this category will be announced at the awards on Wednesday, November 27th                                                                
Outstanding Contribution Award / Sponsored by Sonica

The recipient of this category will be announced at the awards on Wednesday, November 27th

Excellence in Collaboration / Sponsored by Vision Creative Studios

  • GEM Joinery, Flynn, RKD Architects & Drinksology
  • Kingston Lafferty Design & Hatch Cork Collaborators
  • mac-group & RKD
  • MDP + Partners & T&I Fitouts
  • Walls To Workstations, Henry J Lyons & Atrium Glazing

Excellence in Sustainability / Sponsored by GEM Joinery

  • mac-group
  • Meehan Green
  • METEC Consulting Engineers
  • Versatile Group

Fit Out Client of the Year / Sponsored by IIS Space

  • AIB
  • AXA Insurance
  • Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

Fit Out Contractor of the Year Sponsored by Etag Fixings

  • Ardmac
  • CGDM Group
  • Flynn
  • IIS Space
  • Johnston Shopfitters
  • mac-group
  • Sonica
  • Structure Tone
  • T&I Fitouts

Fit Out Design Practice of the Year / Sponsored by Walls Construction

  • Audrey Gaffney Associates
  • MDP + Partners
  • NODA Architects
  • Office of David O'Shea
  • Think Contemporary

Fit Out Designer of the Year / Sponsored by Versatile Group

  • Anthony Buggy - Think Contemporary
  • Eimear Ennis - NODA Architects
  • Joanne Kelly - Think Contemporary
  • Joanne Reilly - Total Fitout

Fit Out Professional Consultancy of the Year / Sponsored by Ardmac

  • Arcadis
  • Cogent Associates
  • Crystal Lean Solutions
  • Ethos Engineering
  • IN2 Engineering Design Partnership
  • Meehan Green
  • METEC Consulting Engineers

Fit Out Project Management Firm of the Year / Sponsored by The Interiors Group

  • CBRE Building Consultancy
  • JLL

Fit Out Project Manager of the Year / Sponsored by The FKM Group

  • Nicola Kelly - C+W O'Brien Architects
  • Andrew Mackie - Total Fitout
  • Niall Reynolds - Chadwicks Group

Fit Out Project of the Year – Conservation / Sponsored by Azure Contracting

  • Adelaide Chambers
  • Athy Library
  • Iconic Offices, The Masonry
  • Innovation Hub, Abbey Street
  • The Carriage House at Carton
  • The Fleet Street Hotel
  • The Talent Garden Dublin

Fit Out Project of the Year – Healthcare / Sponsored by Rockfon

  • Genomics Medicine Ireland Clinic at the Trinity Biosciences Building
  • Institute of Dermatologists
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda
  • Our Lady's Hospice Palliative Care Facility

Fit Out Project of the Year – Hospitality / Sponsored by Zutec

  • Aloft Hotel
  • Avoca Ballsbridge
  • Blue Bird Café, UCD
  • Café en Seine
  • Loretta's
  • Point Campus
  • The Morgan Hotel
  • Trinity Townhouse Hotel
  • Wing It

Fit Out Project of the Year – International / Sponsored by Structure Tone

  • Angel House, London
  • Embassy Gardens Restaurant + Bar, London
  • Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London
  • Krakow Tertium A
  • The Green Room, Zurich

Fit Out Project of the Year - Large Office / Sponsored by Walls 2 Workstations & Optima

  • AIB Corporate & Customer HQ
  • Autodesk
  • AXA Insurance HQ, Wolfe Tone Street
  • Engine Lease Finance Building, Shannon Industrial Estate
  • GRCQ1
  • Iconic Offices, The Masonry
  • Indeed
  • Life Science Office, Dun Laoghaire
  • LogMeIn
  • The Talent Garden Dublin

Fit Out Project of the Year - Medium Office / Sponsored by SIG Workplace & Steelcase

  • 5 Schoolhouse Lane
  • AmTrust
  • CBRE Building Consultancy
  • Deloitte Three Park Place
  • Global Banking Corporation EU HQ
  • Henkel 3D Print Innovation Centre
  • Irish Life, Dublin
  • PayPal
  • Saon Group

Fit Out Project of the Year - Office New Build / Sponsored by Walls 2 Workstations & Knoll

  • Fanagans Head Office & Funeral Home
  • IKON Kingspan's Global Innovation Centre
  • KPMG Cork
  • Iconic Offices, The Lennox Building

Fit Out Project of the Year - Public Sector / Sponsored by Interface

  • Athy Library
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • NTMA Headquarters, Treasury Dock

Fit Out Project of the Year – Residential / Sponsored by The Interiors Association

  • Bellevue
  • Castlewood Avenue, Rathmines
  • Dun Nera, Dublin
  • Georgian Residence, Dublin 2
  • Hatch Student Living
  • Killeshin Residence
  • Marino Institute of Education Student Residence
  • The Glass House
  • The Keystone, Capital Dock

Fit Out Project of the Year – Retail / Sponsored by Glenn Wood Tullamore

  • Avoca Ballsbridge
  • Chadwicks
  • JC's Supermarket
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Lavelle's Pharmacy
  • Permanent TSB, 70 Grafton St.
  • Rocks Jewellers, Stillorgan Village
  • Royal Hibernian Way

Fit Out Project of the Year - Small Office over €500K / Sponsored by Hunt Office Interiors

  • Adelaide Chambers
  • Banking & Payments Federation Ireland
  • Block A, The Waterways
  • Legal Offices for The Office of Public Works
  • Playrix
  • S&P Global, Waterways House
  • Aladdin Schools
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Hilti
  • Innovation Hub, Abbey Street
  • Sport Ireland
  • Storyful
  • Taoglas
  • Club House at Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club
  • Explorium
  • Ireland West Airport Visitor Discovery Centre
  • Jameson Private Experiential Townhouse
  • Osprey Hotel Spa
  • Powerscourt Distillery Visitor Centre
  • Raw Gym
  • Alliance Contract Carpets & Flooring
  • Allwood Architectural Joinery
  • DND Electrical Engineering
  • Glenn Wood Tullamore
  • JJC Contracting
  • King & Moffatt Building Services
  • LMC Group
  • Titan Roofing
  • Truwood
  • Alison Ahern - Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
  • Amelie D'Anjou - NODA Architects
  • Jen McAuley - C+W O'Brien Architects
  • Julia Bialas - GDC Interiors
  • Niamh Peare - PM Group
  • Orla Domican - GDC Interiors
  • Shauna Fitzpatrick - Unispace
  • Suzie McAdam - Suzie McAdam Design
  • ACB Group Design & Construct
  • CField Construction
  • Safety First – Ardmac