As part of a plan to meet Irish clients where they are—and to provide local project oversight backed by global design resources—architecture and design firm Perkins and Will announced today its expansion into the capital city of Ireland.
The new Dublin practice will be co-led by Justin Treacy, who recently joined the firm as principal, and Lydia Collis, an associate principal and recent MBA graduate of the University College Dublin’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
The firm’s expansion into Ireland’s capital reflects its commitment to Dublin and the surrounding region.
“I’m excited to contribute my strategic and creative design skills, along with my team-building experience, to the Perkins and Will family,” says Treacy, who brings decades of local knowledge and experience in the Dublin commercial interiors market to clients and project teams. “Together, we can offer so much more to our clients all across Ireland.”
“Our firm is known for blending local expertise with a global perspective,” says Collis, who’s designed projects for higher education, institutional, corporate, and commercial clients across Ireland and the U.K. “After eight years in our London studio, I’m thrilled to come home and continue that approach in the Irish market.”
Under Treacy’s and Collis’ joint leadership, Perkins and Will will open a brick-and-mortar design studio in the heart of Dublin in the next several weeks, and begin to expand the practice’s staff to support a growing number of clients, projects, and opportunities.
A legacy of work in Dublin
Perkins and Will has a long-standing relationship with many clients in Ireland, having successfully delivered projects with our local partners in the capital for over 10 years. The firm is currently working with Trinity College to masterplan a new technology campus for the city’s thriving tech-community. Key clients also include Citi, Microsoft, Indeed, Simmons and Simmons, and KPMG.
“Putting down roots in Dublin is a natural and complementary next step in our firm’s broader plan to enhance services to clients across Europe,” says Perkins and Will CEO Phil Harrison. “Our new practice here complements our recently announced partnerships with London-based architects Penoyre & Prasad and Copenhagen-based Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, allowing us to meet our clients where they are.”
“Over the past decade, we’ve built extraordinary relationships with members of the local community, and we feel now is the time to take the next step toward demonstrating our commitment to Ireland,” says Steven Charlton, managing director of Perkins and Will London. Charlton will also serve in a managing director capacity for the Dublin practice.
“We’re excited to embark on this new chapter in our firm’s history—and look forward to even greater collaborations with our Irish clients.”