Niall has over 25 years of experience in Architecture, working in both Ireland and the UK. After his studies in Waterford in 1987, Niall worked on the conversion of a Norman Keep private residence on a 400-acre island into what is now Waterford Castle Island Resort. In 1988 Niall travelled to London and worked for 5 years with Chapman Taylor working on a number of high profile shopping centres and office developments throughout London and the UK.
In 1998 following his return to Ireland, Niall established his own architectural practice, HRM Architects. In 2003 Niall merged his practice with then Fewer McGinley and formed what is now Fewer Harrington and Partners, one of Irelands largest and best known Architectural practices.
Based in the South East of Ireland, the practice has expanded and currently has offices in Dublin, Warsaw and Riyadh. The practice prides itself on its quality of staff and the diverse portfolio of work it has completed, along with the many countries it has successfully worked in and the friends that were made on its journey.
As the managing partner, Niall has been responsible for urban design and master planning projects in Europe and North Africa, working closely with clients on large commercial schemes, such as the new urban master plan of the Czosnow Community just outside Warsaw in Poland, the mixed-use Town Centre Scheme for Banbury in the UK, and the new Artefacts Museum Campus at Lagos University, Nigeria. This is just a flavour of the scale and diversity of International Architectural projects Niall has undertaken.
Niall’s core strengths are listening to clients, understanding the commercial reality of projects and working the project from zoning, urban framework through feasibility and concept, and engaging with all of the relevant stakeholders.
Niall’s diverse and wide range of design experience and completed projects include domestic extensions, one-off houses, mixed-use, retail, commercial, leisure, education and healthcare projects ranging from €100,000 to €40 million. It is the architectural diversity and challenges of these varying projects that keep his design grounded and his ideas and inventions fresh.
Niall is very much a family man with strong community ties. He has worked on numerous committees and boards in his community, working primarily with schools, the elderly and local sporting clubs.