Award-winning Architecture practice, C+W O’Brien is expanding its Dublin Office in 2023 with the announcement of 35 new roles. The expansion in Dublin is a response to the large volume of business that it has won across Ireland, the UK, Amsterdam and beyond.
“We’re very excited to announce the creation of 35 new roles in C+W O’Brien. The highly skilled digitally competent roles we are looking to fill include Architects, Architectural Technologists, and Interior Designers. We have already started the recruitment process with five new staff starting pre-Christmas and seven in January, we expect those numbers to grow to 35 by March” confirmed Arthur O’Brien, Managing Director at C+W O’Brien.
C+W O’Brien has seen rapid expansion over the course of 2022 due to a large volume of new business in the residential, hotel and data centre sectors. The firm has won several projects outside of Ireland that will see its workload double in 2023.
“We are growing exponentially. We have brought in world-class expertise, including two new Directors. Pat Kirwan, Head of MMC (modern methods of construction) and Des O’Donnell, Technical Director. We are keen to bring new skills and strengths to the firm and we are doing so on an almost weekly basis at this point.
“Together with Porsche Consulting, we are working to industrialise the construction process on some of our major projects. The benefits of this research and work will have significant benefits across all our projects as we seek to disrupt the whole procurement and development process. We are also working hand-in-hand with some major modular manufacturers and MMC production facilities.”, O’Brien said.
C+W O’Brien is also a founding member of a new construction industry body, MMC Ireland, established to represent those involved in the planning, design, procurement and delivery of offsite and other modern methods of construction in Ireland.
MMC Ireland is a collaboration of industry talent and experience, working in partnership to gather insights and the team will work closely with stakeholders from the public sector, the private sector and from academia to ensure those insights feed into relevant policymaking.
Speaking about the establishment of MMC Ireland, co-founder Arthur O’Brien, said: “Having been involved in the design of MMC projects for several years, I am acutely aware of the challenges project owners face and these challenges are best tackled together. I have been humbled by the strength and knowledge base of the founding members in recent months and by harnessing this strength and knowledge, we can drive this sector forward.”
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