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ABOUT US

We communicate and build connections with our clients.

What sets COADY apart is how we communicate with and build connections with our clients. We invest time and commitment to listening, working collaboratively and putting our clients’ aspirations at the forefront of what we do.

Creating a design culture where teamwork between our passionate, creative employees, our clients, and the other designers and construction professionals involved, contributes to the successful delivery of projects to programme and budget.

With experts in sustainability, materials research, specification, project management, contract administration, conservation, urbanism and health and safety, we stay abreast of current best practice, technologies and trends to keep us at the leading edge in our sectors delivering buildings for living, learning, working, wellbeing.

COADY Architects is ISO 9001 and ISO 140001 credited.

ABOUT US

We communicate and build connections with our clients.

What sets COADY apart is how we communicate with and build connections with our clients. We invest time and commitment to listening, working collaboratively and putting our clients’ aspirations at the forefront of what we do.

Creating a design culture where teamwork between our passionate, creative employees, our clients, and the other designers and construction professionals involved, contributes to the successful delivery of projects to programme and budget.

With experts in sustainability, materials research, specification, project management, contract administration, conservation, urbanism and health and safety, we stay abreast of current best practice, technologies and trends to keep us at the leading edge in our sectors delivering buildings for living, learning, working, wellbeing.

ETHOS

Social and environmental responsibility.

ETHOS

Social and environmental responsibility.

A founding principle of our practice.

We endeavour to operate with integrity and with a social and environmental awareness in all aspects of our practice, from minimising the environmental footprint of the business operations to raising our Client’s awareness of sustainable design solutions and opportunities from the outset of our project development.

We strive to minimise the environmental impact of our projects to supporting our employees through our COADY Wellness initiative.

Considerate Design.

project and client requirements, civic/ social benefit, urban quality

Excellence.

design, technical, quality control

Sustainability.

heritage, community, climate, biodiversity, resources

Team.

collaboration, sharing of ideas, client, design team, contractors

WORKING AT COADY

COADY Architects is an open, supportive, respectful, creative, inclusive place to work that encourages critical thinking.

We support our employees through four primary initiatives – Mentorship, CPD, Personal & Professional Development and Workplace Wellbeing.

We support our employees through four primary initiatives – Mentorship, CPD, Personal & Professional Development and Workplace Wellbeing.

Mentorship

COADY offers Graduate Architects a mentor to assist them with achieving their professional qualifications. COADY also encourages staff to seek support and guidance from practice members who are experienced and can share their knowledge and skills in a particular topic area.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We acknowledge the RIAI and other professional requirements for CPD – and help our staff to achieve their targets by arranging in-house CPD events. We arrange both internal events and external speakers, covering a wide range of topics.

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Personal & Professional Development

COADY believes in the importance of training and developing all employees. To ensure staff achieve professional and personal development aims we have a structured Continuous Performance Review process. The aim of this is to provide a clear direction towards personal and professional objectives, so that each employee is able to achieve their potential, identify areas of development, gain maximum job satisfaction and contribute towards COADY’s success. 

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Workplace wellbeing

The Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) uses the following definition of wellbeing, which balances the needs of the employee with those of the organisation: ‘creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation’. 

At COADY, we recognise the wellbeing of our employees and the influence of the workplace on our physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing and in turn, the health of our families, communities and society as a whole.

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HISTORY

Tracing our
architectural journey.

1988

1998

2000

2008

2018

2023

Awards.

2024

OPW Ukrainian Housing Innovation in Construction- Company T/O Over €500m – Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2024
TUD – Technology University Dublin Education Project – Up to €10m– Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2024

2023

Ellis Court Highly Commended Conservation Adaptation and Re-use – RIAI Awards 2023
Ellis Court Highly Commended Living – Extensions/Houses/Housing – RIAI Awards 2023
Naas Community College Commended Learning Environments – RIAI Awards 2023
Ellis Court Conservation Award for a Single building Development – Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2023
Kilbride Court The Green Construction & Infrastructure Project Award – Green Awards 2023

2022

Kilbride Court Public Sector Housing Project of the Year – Irish Building & Design Awards 2022
Children’s Health Ireland Satellite Centres Healthcare Project of the Year – Irish Building & Design Awards 2022
Kilbride Court Highly Commended housing Category – NetZero Ireland Construction Awards 2022
Kilbride Court Green Project of the Year – Irish Construction Industry Awards 2022

2021

One Microsoft Court Universal Design Award – Commended RIAI Awards 2021
St Mary’s Mansions Best Regeneration Project – ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021
Architectural Practice of the Year Overall Winner – Public Sector Awards 2021
St Mary’s Mansions Excellence in Building Projects – Energy Support Services Award – Deep Retrofit Social Housing – Deep Retrofit Social Housing

2020

One Microsoft Court Fit Out Project of the Year – Large Office – Fit Out Awards 2020
One Microsoft Court Fit Out Project of the Year – Fit Out Awards 2020
Excellence in Public Sector Services – Ireland‘s Top Architectural Team Award 2020 Overall Winner – Public Sector Awards 2020

2019

Dublin Landings Fitout Interior Architectural Project of the Year – Irish Building Design Awards 2019

2018

Four Schools for Scholen van Morgen International Architecture Award – Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2018

2016

Eolas Best Education Building – LAMA Awards 2016
Eolas Infrastructure Education – CEF Construction Excellence Awards 2016
Arklow Library + Area Office Cultural Project of the Year – Irish Construction Industry Awards 2016
Fr. Scully House Housing Project of the Year – Irish Construction Industry Awards 2016

2015

Sligo IT Science Labs + restaurant Education Project of the Year – Irish Construction Industry Awards 2015

2014

Wexford Residential Healthcare Unit RIAI Universal Design Award – RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2014
Kenmare Residential Healthcare Unit Best Healthcare Building – LAMA Award 2014

2013

Colaiste Choilm Tullamore Commended Best Education Project – RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2013
Colaiste Choilm Tullamore Commended Best Sustainable Project – RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2013
Tipperary Decentralised Government Offices Best Civil Engineering Project – LAMA Awards 2013
Tipperary Decentralised Government Offices Fit Out Project of the Year – Public Sector – Fit Out Awards 2013
Tipperary Decentralised Government Offices Fit Out Sustainability Achievement – Fit Out Awards 2013

2012

Colaiste Choilm Tullamore Overall Green Award Winner 2012Green Awards 2012

2007

NUI Maynooth – John Hume Building Innovative School Design – U.S. Design Share Awards 2007

WORK AT COADY

We are always on the lookout for talented professionals and are happy to accept applications from architects + technologists at any phase of their career path.

Ideal candidates will be excellent team players and have an ability to work well on high-profile education, housing, healthcare and commercial interior projects throughout Ireland.

To Apply

  • Please email your CV, cover letter and digital portfolio to: recruitment@coady.ie
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Ireland. There is an option to be Dublin or Galway based.
  • COADY Architects is an equal opportunities employer and treats all job applicants equally, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, beliefs or religion.
  • Regrettably due to the volume of replies, we can only contact shortlisted applicants.

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