Jim Gallagher

Jim has extensive experience delivering projects across Ireland and the UK, having spent much of the nineties practicing as a design and project architect in London, working on a range of office, healthcare and residential projects.

In addition to his strong sectoral knowledge in commercial, retail, leisure, residential, hotel and healthcare design, Jim’s particular expertise is delivering innovative and practical design solutions that achieve maximum income or capital return on existing assets or new developments. He combines a sound knowledge of Planning and Regulatory issues with a thorough understanding of commercial, stakeholder and end-user requirements.

A former Chairman of the Technical & Construction Issues Committee, Jim is currently a Council Member of Property Industry Ireland. Jim is widely networked and trusted within the property sector.

Michael Hinshelwood

Michael is a Director of ALTU with an extensive body of design and construction experience in Ireland.

He has been with ALTU since its inception in 1997 (formerly Lafferty Architects) and has a track record in shopping centre architecture as well as comprehensive experience in healthcare, residential and mixed-use developments.

An expert in commercial office delivery, Michael has completed projects for Siemens, DZ Bank, SEB, Ancestry.com, ESB and the HSE. Michael is also the designated Quality Manager for the Practice and leads the internal QMS Working Group within ALTU.

Oliver Nolan

Oliver is a Director of ALTU Architects and an award-winning designer who has completed a significant number of projects across a wide range of building types and scales. Oliver’s work demonstrates a proven ability to understand and interpret complex briefs and to deliver innovative and cost-effective design solutions in the Office, Retail, Leisure, Residential and Commercial Sectors.

With Significant master planning experience, Oliver is passionate about considered Urban Regeneration, which is evident in his design approach, a strong Design Team Leader he brings a collaborative and delivery focused discipline to clients projects.

Tom Mulligan

Tom is a Director of ALTU Architects and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects (RIAI).

He has an extensive body of design experience and has completed a significant number of projects across a wide range of industries, building types and scales including Retail, Residential, Mixed-use, Industrial and Leisure, Industrial, Aviation and Stadia, notably the new Limerick Racecourse, Curragh Racecourse and Leinster Stadium Competition.

Tom has won numerous RIAI awards and has been shortlisted in several design competitions, including the RIAI Best Contribution Award to Urban Design.

Ralph Specylak

Ralph is a Regional Director with ALTU and manages our Worclaw Office in Poland. He brings to the Practice an award winning and extensive body of design experience in master planning, project implementation and site operations.

Before joining ALTU, Ralph established Kameleon Lab, an innovative boutique architectural practice known for its design quality, commitment and for an approach based on careful analysis, completing award winning projects throughout Europe and the Middle-East.

As part of the ALTU team, Ralph has been able to contribute his advanced design experience to many of the Practice’s large scale Office, Retail, Commercial and Residential projects.

Daire Bracken

Daire is an Associate Director and an award-winning Architect at ALTU.

An innovative and creative designer who in 2017 won the prestigious AAI Award. Daire has strong development experience across residential, public sector, commercial projects and master-planning. Daire has developed a notable specialism in sustainable design and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) in TU Dublin.

Daire has notably led the extensive and dynamic refurbishment scheme at Blanchardstown Town Centre and has also led several new developments on site contributing to the Centre’s overall transformation.

Jack Byrne

Jack is an Associate Director in ALTU who brings a wide spectrum of experience across Office, Fit-out, Residential, Retail, Conservation, Master planning, Mixed-use and Leisure to the Practice.

A considered and innovative designer, Jack has strong project coordination and implementation skills through several successfully completed projects including the recently RIAI commended Pembroke Square Development in Dundrum Town Centre.

Jack has also amassed experience in commercial office delivery across a range of scales, having successfully completed projects for Facebook, Hammerson, Hasbro, Boulder Media and Prometric.

Michael Harty

Michael is an Associate Director in ALTU and has amassed a wide range of design and construction experience in both the UK and Ireland.

Michael has extensive experience of completed developments across residential, commercial, retail, leisure and hotel projects.

He has been involved in a number of award-winning developments and understands the importance of aesthetics, with the innate ability to skilfully translate design intent into detailed design details and built form.

Suzanne Bailie

Suzanne is a Senior Architectural Technician at ALTU and has worked on various commercial and residential projects during her time with the Practice.

She has also been involved with several large scale projects in the Office, Retail and Leisure sectors.

Suzanne is an expert interface for tenant marketing and legal requirements, having worked on several large town centre and shopping centre developments.

Tatyana Aleksiev

Tatyana graduated from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2016.

Having professional and academic experience in Italy and Ireland, Tatyana’s competences combine graphic design, design research, concept development, architectural and urban planning varying in scale and function – master planning, public space interventions, architectonic design and interior space arrangement.

Her work to date with ALTU has entailed developments ranging from residential through to retail and workplace schemes, across all project work stages, with a particular focus on pre-planning and concept strategy.