ABOUT ÁIT URBANISM + LANDSCAPE LTD
We view our work as the design and delivery of habitat for human beings and our core ethos is pursuing this agenda and seeking to find the best fit solutions for people.
The notion of landscape describes the interface of physical geography and human culture. Landscapes are without exception affected and shaped by human activity (cultivated) yet always retain degrees of unpredictability (wilderness). Sustainable urbanism must accommodate the wilderness of our environment as it cannot subdue it.
The Landscape Architect is a critical contributor to the continuous reconstruction of human geography. The Landscape Architect is not a fine artist but a decision maker and strategist, with social and ecological responsibilities. We seek to achieve projects that successfully deliver; functional robustness, interactivity, human comfort, joy, visual delight and longevity.
Margaret Egan MILI
Dip EIA Management
Margaret has over 20 years’ experience working as a Landscape Architect and Environmental Consultant in Ireland and abroad; within both private practice and public bodies. Margaret is recognised for her expertise in Landscape + Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and Visual Impact Studies with experience covering a wide range of project types including wind farms, historic landscapes, cultural and heritage sites, residential and urban infill, mixed use campus and harbour developments. Margaret has authored award winning greening strategies and masterplan documents for local authority clients in Ireland and acted as Expert Witness for both private and local authority clients at An Bord Pleanála oral hearings. Margaret is an occasional guest lecturer in EIA Management and LVIA on both the Masters and Under Graduate programmes at University College Dublin. Margaret was Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Landscape Institute from 2008-11.
Daibhí Mac Domhnaill MILI
B.Sc. Land Arch
Masters of Urban Design
After many years previous experience in Murray Ó Laoire Architects and Dermot Foley Landscape Architects; Daibhi Mac Domhnaill founded Áit U + L in 2009. From 2016-2022 Daibhi took up a position as Head of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design with Cairn Plc; Ireland’s largest house builder. At Cairn Daibhí had oversight on landscape design and public realm for all developments from concept and design to delivery and handover; including procurement and contract growing. During this time Cairn constructed over 5.000 new homes across 20 developments; including the award winning projects; Marianella. Hanover Quay, Maravilla and Oak Park. Daibhí established Cairn as an industry leader in implementing biodiversity friendly designs; including being a Business Supporter of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan. As part of Carin’s ESG Policy Daibhi commenced a Biodiversity New Gain programme across the company portfolio, a first for Ireland. Daibhí presently guest tutors in Nature Based Solutions in University College Dublin.
Richard Jolly MILI
H.N.Dip. Landscape Design,
B.A. Land Arch, P.G.Dip. Land Arch
Having trained in Ireland and the UK (University of Gloucestershire), Richard joined the team at Áit Urbanism + Landscape in 2014. Since joining Áit Richard has worked on a broad spectrum of projects ranging from urban streetscape improvements, urban regeneration projects, multi-level mixed use developments, residential housing, nursing homes, social housing and manages a number of projects on site. Richard has played a key role in the development and completion of various high profile public realm improvement strategies such as; The Heart of Dublin: Dublin City Public Realm Plan, Temple Bar Public Realm Plan and the award winning; North East Inner City Greening Strategy for Dublin City Council and The Bremore Regional Park Development Project for Fingal County Council. Richard has a background in amenity horticulture and brings to the practice a passion for planting design.
Gavin Foy MILI
B.Sc. Land Arch
Cert. Engineering in Furniture Design & Manufacture
Gavin joined Áit Urbanism + Landscape as Senior Landscape Architect in November 2016 and in September 2017 became an Associate Landscape Architect. As well as being a qualified Landscape Architect, Gavin is also qualified in the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture. His previous employments include Murphy + Sheanon Landscape Architects, and Stephen Diamond Associates. Gavin was joint winner of the ILI Awards 2015 – Small Garden Category, for which he and his partner also won a Silver Gilt Medal in Bloom 2014. Since joining Áit Gavin has worked on various projects ranging from the integration of residential developments in historic landscape settings; urban streetscape improvements, public realm plans, urban regeneration, student housing and health-care projects. He oversaw the construction stage development of Weaver Park in Dublin’s Liberties. Gavin has worked on many Active Travel and Public realm projects including; Francis St. and Stillorgan Village environmental improvements and the N81 Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme in Tallaght.
Post Grad Dip in Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Engineering
Luke received his BSc in Landscape Architecture from University College Dublin and joined Áit Urbanism + Landscape as landscape architect in July 2017. In 2019, Luke sat the Irish Landscape Institute’s Professional Practice Exam, becoming a corporate member in 2020. In 2021, Luke completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, graduating with a distinction. Luke’s roles and tasks include the preparation of conceptual designs, master plans and detailed designs for planning, tender and construction stages using computer-aided design packages and hand drafting methods. Luke has overseen the successful completion of award-winning projects at construction stage such as Marianella, Rathgar and From Here Student Accommodation on Cork St. Luke has worked on a number of Active Travel project including the N81 improvement works in Tallaght. Luke has also gained experience of green infrastructure strategies, public realm design and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.
BSc Landscape Architecture
Andrew received his BSc in Landscape Architecture from University College Dublin, winning the UCD’s final year exhibition award and was Highly Commended for the ILI Student Award for his Design Thesis. Since joining Áit as a Graduate Landscape Architect in September 2018, Andrew has taken on various roles and tasks including the preparation of conceptual designs, landscape plans, detailed designs, computer-aided design packages and hand-drawing drafting. Such tasks involve the preparation and production of AutoCAD / Revit plans, sections, elevations, axonometric drawings, detail drawings, as well as landscape perspectives, sketches, diagrams, and schedules via the Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp. Andrew has worked on a diverse range of residential and commercial projects in various stages of their development, along with public realm projects including Bremore Regional Park Development Project and Portobello Harbour.
BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture : University College Dublin
Winner – Final Year Exhibition Award 2018, University College Dublin.
Highly Commended – ILI Student Award 2018
Masters Degree Land Arch
Magda graduated with a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Krakow University of Technology and joined Áit Urbanism + Landscape in March 2021. She has experience working throughout Europe, in Ireland from 2007 to 2012 with Mitchell + Associates, as well as France and Switzerland from 2012 to 2021 with Signes Ouest /Signes Paysage, Interval Paysage and as a freelance landscape architect and a graphic designer. She specializes in concept design and graphic development of projects varying in scale and approach, both in public and private sector. Since joining Áit she has worked on range of projects; residential developments, urban streetscape improvements, public realm plans, urban regeneration and active travel projects including: Buckingham Street Linear Park, Greening and Improvement Scheme Portobello Harbour Preliminary Design Proposals, Pimlico Green, Pimlico Masterplan and Midleton to Ballinacurra Cycle Scheme. Her own private work includes minimal landscape paintings in Chinese ink, acrylic, mixed technics and photography. She participated in exhibitions in France, Spain and Malta. Magda is based in Bergen in Norway.
Our very beautiful and clever Belle has been part of the Áit family for nearly six years. She is quick to remind us to take a break when we get that little bit too busy.
Áit Urbanism + Landscape Limited. Registered in Ireland. Company No: 596158.
Directors : Margaret Egan and Daibhi Mac Domhnaill
VAT No : 3510401QH