BArchSc DipArch MRIAI
Clare has over 20 year’s post-registration experience working as a lead architect on a wide range of healthcare, trasnsport and education building and design projects in Ireland in the private and public sector. She has extensive strategic design expertise gained through her experience of leading large complex projects. She is a natural leader, an excellent communicator and enjoys the creative challenge of managing and motivating a team. Clare joined O’Connell Mahon Architects as Senior Architect in April 2010. She was appointed as Associate Director in 2012 and a Director in 2014.
She is director in charge for OCMA and Employers Representative on the New Children’s Hospital project in collaboration with BDP Architects, a €900 m project she has been involved in since its inception. with particular focus on Contract Administration, user consultation, procurement and strategic team leadership. She was director in charge of the Mercers Institute for Successful Aging (MISA), which won the RIAI Best Health Building Award 2017 and worked on the design development of the North-West Cancer Centre, Altnagelvin, Derry a cross border project which won The NHS Healthcare Design Award at the European Healthcare Design Awards 2017. Key to these projects has been strong leadership and collaboration with multidisciplinary design teams, client teams and user groups.
Experience in transport infrastructure projects includes delivery of a series of buildings and infrastructure for the Luas and the design of above ground stations for the DART Underground project and provision of Expert Witness Services to the Oral Hearing for same.
Previously Clare spent 13 years working with Murray O’ Laoire Architects where she worked on a range of projects including the Centre for Nurse Education for UCD and the Mater Hospital, Student Centres in Dundalk IT and UCD, A FAS training centre in Tallaght and an Informatics Building for the University of Limerick.
Clare is currently a member of Council in the RIAI and former Vice President of the RIAI from Jan 2018 to Dec 2019. In this time she was involved in a Council working group on Procurement, was a member of the Registration Board and was on the Board of Architectural Education.