The HSAUDC Judging Panel will include:
- Sean Mahon, RIAI
- Matt Gallagher, CIF
- Ger Craddock, CEUD
- Neil Murphy, CEUD
- Robert Geraghty, Enterprise Ireland
- Ali Grehan, Dublin City Council
- Dearbhla McClean, Dublin City Council
- Joan Mac Mahon, DHPCLG
- John Wickham, DHPCLG
- Nason Fallon, DHPCLG
- James Hubbard, CEUD – Chair of the Judging Panel
Sean has over 20 years’ experience in strategic design, planning and development of healthcare facilities. His projects include winning designs and submissions for many of the recent leading healthcare projects, including the new National Children’s Hospital (2014); National Maternity Hospital (2014); National Rehabilitation Hospital (2013); Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit (2012); National Programme for Radiation Oncology (2008), and a series of Elderly Residential projects (2007-2010). He has served on the various boards and committees within the architectural and healthcare sectors in Ireland and has frequently lectured on current developments and trends in healthcare architecture. He is a former President of the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI).
Neil has worked on a wide variety of projects in commercial Architecture in various Berlin & Dublin firms as both a Project & Site Architect for 12 years including winning an award for a boardwalk and river front amenity in 2007.
Neil was the project manager for the revision of ‘Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach’, the ‘Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland’ and the ‘Universal Design Guidelines Dementia Friendly Dwellings for People with Dementia, their Families and Carers’. Neil is also a member of the RIAI’s Universal Design Taskforce and is a judge on several professional design organisations annual awards juries.
In 1995 he joined Enterprise Ireland (EI) and in 1996 he was promoted to Manager of Patents and Licensing of EI BIO, the Biotechnology Directorate. In 2000, he took the post of Senior Marketing Advisor in EI’s Paris Office with responsibility for the healthcare sector. In 2006, he returned to Dublin to take up the role of Senior Development Advisor to EI’s Clean Technology sectoral team and, in 2008, transferred to the Environmental Goods and Services Department. He worked closely with the beef and dairy processing sectors to improve efficiencies and reduce their environmental footprint.
He is currently employed as a Senior Technology Advisor to the Construction, Cleantech & Consumer Retail Department where he advises EI clients on all matters relating to product/process R&D and innovation development including project eligibility, project funding (feasibility, capital, R&D, collaborative partnerships, EU), project scoping and application processing.