JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Key Persons


Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin

Job Titles:
  • Associate Director of JMLA
Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin is associate director of JMLA. She graduated from UCD school of architecture in 2001 and worked with Grafton Architects, Dublin and OMA in Rotterdam, before pursuing a Masters in Architecture at Princeton University (2008). She ran her own practice, anima, for 5 years, before joining John McLaughlin Architects in 2016. She brings a wide range of experience working on projects of all scales, from residential to masterplanning, managing each project stage. She is a studio design lecturer in UCD school of architecture and a member of the RIAI Accredited in Conservation at Grade 3.

Fiona Harte

Fiona Harte is a trained designer and architect. She holds a B.Des degree from the University of Ulster and a Masters in architecture from UCD. Fiona has a strong sense of crafting space which she has applied to a number of houses and refurbishments since joining John McLaughlin Architects in 2014, notably on the international pavilions for Irish year of Design ID2015. Before joining the practice she was a design consultant with Bo Concept and an assistant architect with the OPW where she gained valuable experience on the detailed design of large public buildings.

Irene Brophy

Irene Brophy graduated with first class honours from Cork Centre for Architectural Education (UCC/CIT) in 2012 and from Arkitektskolen Arhus in Denmark and University College Dublin in 2016. She has worked with John McLaughlin Architects since 2012, between and following studies. Within the practice she has contributed to masterplanning, residential and cultural projects, notably the pavilion of Ireland at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014, which furthered her interest in the wider discourse of the social and civic role of architecture.

Tara Kennedy

Tara Kennedy graduated with a Masters in architecture from UCD in 2013. Since joining John McLaughlin Architects in 2014 she has worked on various public and residential projects, including producing the Making Ireland Modern centennial exhibition in 2016. Tara brings expertise informed by her background in visual art with a BA in Sculpture from NCAD 2005 (1 st Hons), and collaborative public projects engaging with a wide range of organisations and institutions. In 2008 she co-founded the practice Culturstruction, and she was also a co-founder of the community-based design organisation ‘Commonage'. Tara teaches architecture at CCAE.

Tomás Prendeville

Job Titles:
  • Architect
Tomás Prendeville is a qualified architect and architectural technician. He graduated from Architectural Technology with Distinction at CIT in 2009, and then took a Bachelors in Architecture from UCC in 2013. Tomás' thesis project was nominated for the RIBA President's Bronze medal, and he was awarded the title of "College Scholar". Tomás joined the office in 2014 researching Ireland's exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and then worked on the refurbishment of St. Teresa's Church in Dublin alongside a number of residential projects. He is particularly interested in the technical and social dimensions of architecture. Tomás completed a Masters at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland in 2017.