BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists who create outstanding places for people. Benedict Zucchi is the lead architect for the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s Campus in Dublin. Benedict was design lead for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, which was completed in 2007 and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital which is currently under construction. Both projects drew heavily on BDP’s experience designing schools, where an inter active user centered approach produced memorable and innovative child friendly buildings including the Marlowe academy, winner of the RIBA Best School of the year in 2007. “
In the selection of the design team for the new children’s hospital we have sought out particular proven expertise in the design of large scale paediatric healthcare projects and a high level of experience in sustainable architecture projects, as well as specific local knowledge” John Pollock, Project Director, NPHDB
O’Connell Mahon Architects O’Connell Mahon Architects has evolved from one of Ireland’s long- established architectural practices. They provide a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience to their clients in conceptualising and realising a wide variety of projects, at every scale. They are recognised as pre-eminent in specialist healthcare design. The quality of their work depends on a close working partnership with the client – this is the hallmark of their approach. O’Connell Mahon look for challenging opportunities to test and develop the diversity of knowledge and skills embedded in their professional team. They establish durable relationships with clients, colleagues and partners and deliver major projects in the public and private sectors. O’Connell Mahon invest in their knowledge base to enhance the quality of their services, by providing and availing of professional training and development, by encouraging a critical approach to the work of the practice, and by publishing their work. Healthcare design forms a core element of the work that they do. They have delivered over 100 healthcare projects to both public and private clients over the past fifteen years, often in partnership with others.
HLM is a leading international design practice, delivering a rare combination of design skills including architecture, landscape and urban design, interior design, environmental design and masterplanning from eight offices across the UK, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. They have a patient-focused healthcare design philosophy which is founded on the principle that good design can make a major contribution to the healing process through the creation of innovative buildings. HLM work closely with end users, hospital managers, and local communities so that their designers can create healthcare environments which are non-institutional, user friendly, and fit for purpose, in a manner which is both affordable and sustainable throughout the life of the facility. Neil Orpwood is the Project Lead for the New Children’s Hospital Satellite Centres in Dublin and is the Senior Healthcare Architect within HLM. He has led many significant Healthcare Projects including the new Oncology and Haematology Unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, helping to achieve it’s RIBA 2009 White Rose Gold Award for Architecture. HLM are currently the Designers for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and have completed Community Hospitals in Mid Argyll, Clackmannanshire and Cyon Valley. They have an equally strong pedigree in children focused design with their extensive school portfolio. HLM are partnering with Coady Partnership Architects on the delivery of the two Satellite Centres and have combined to create a strong and locally based Architectural Team
Partnership Architects is a design-driven architecture consultancy specialising in Healthcare, Residential, Workplace and Education. They are based in Dublin, with significant projects in many parts of Ireland demonstrating their core skills including building design, urban design, master planning and building conservation. Mark McCann, Practice Lead for the New Children’s Hospital Satellite Centres, is the Director responsible for the healthcare sector and has recently completed residential healthcare projects for the HSE in Kenmare, Tralee and Wexford General Hospital, as well as an extension to Ennis General Hospital. Recent awards in the healthcare sector to the Practice include Kenmare Residential Healthcare Unit which won the LAMA Award for Best Healthcare Building 2014, and Farnoge Residential Healthcare Unit at Wexford Hospital which was Commended for Best Health Building at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2014. Both projects are also finalists in the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2015.