ArchiteX - FitOutX will take place on January 30th at the Mansion House, Dublin.

View the 2018 Programme below or download a PDF version.


Please note that the programme is subject to change.

10am - onwards

Registration and exhibit opens

11am – 12.40pm

Presentations in the Round Theatre (see below)

2pm – 4.10pm

Presentations in the Round Theatre (continued)


The Round Theatre Presentation Schedule


The following discussion lead panels moderated by Frank McDonald, Former Environment Editor, The Irish Times.

11am – 11.40am

Retail Fit Out - Fashion & Food

Aisling O’Leary, Head of Store Projects, Brown Thomas & Arnotts
Andrew Griffin, Urban Agency
Kirk McCormack, Director, Longform Architecture
Gerard de Brún, HSEQ Consultant & Director, Fiontar Safety Management
Paul McGinn, Contracts Director, McCabe McGinn

The panel will discuss the role of fit out in fashion and food retail and how it integrates with strategy and brand.

Innovative design concepts from Germany to Grafton Street will be discussed with references to the panellist own work.

12pm – 12.40pm

Commercial Office Build & Design

Tony Reddy, Chairman, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
Paul O’Brien, Director, Henry J Lyons Architects
Cathal O’Leary, Director, O’Leary Sludds Architects

Our distinguished panel discusses the on going office development environment in Ireland, multi-national client expectations and Irish design realities and optimum team structure for project delivery.

The panel will illustrate points by reference to their work.

2pm – 2.20pm

Alternative Planning, Procurement, Financing & Fulfilment Models to Support Large Scale Fit Out Projects

Dermot Connolly, Head of Global Business Development, Exertis Supply Chain Services

In this exclusive presentation from Dermot Connolly, Head of Global Business Development, Exertis Supply Chain Services details an innovative way to remove significant upfront cash requirements from large scale fit out contracts at no risk to the designer, the contractor or the client.

A professional supply chain partner can provide install and design companies with the ability to more efficiently manage the various materials required for large scale fit out projects. By outsourcing the planning, procurement, financing and delivery of materials, these organisations can focus on their core strengths, while also releasing cash and working capital that would otherwise be tied up in inventory on hand.

2.20pm – 3.00pm

Public Architecture and Fit Out – Three Different Views

Dan Daye, Director, McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects – Elizabeth's Tree House, Barretstown Camp
Niall McCullough, Director, McCullough Mulvin Architects - The Kilkenny Mile Museum Kilkenny
Colm Doyle, MRIAI, Director, DMVF Architects - Another Level Living

The panel discusses build and design across three very different pieces of public architecture. The dining hall from Barretstown, a museum from Kilkenny City and a sensitive repurposing of two buildings in a Dublin streetscape to create one new home.

The panel focuses on client needs, solutions and outcomes under the unifying sense themes of place and purpose shared by these three otherwise distinct projects.

3pm – 3.40pm

Hotel and Leisure: The Fit Out Futures


Nikki O’Donnell, FRIAI, Director and Founder, NODA
Michelle Hetherington, Interior Architect and Creative Director, DJI Design & Construct

Our panel discusses latest trends in Hotel design and fit out with reference to emerging client and market needs. From heads on beds to food and beverage, key revenue drivers are increasingly reliant on world class, cutting edge design.

3.40pm – 4.10pm

And the Winners Are!
Making Award Winning Submissions to Design Competitions


Angela Connolly, President of the Interiors Association, Director Conbu Interior Design takes us through the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of making an award winning entry to leading design award programmes: The Fit Out and Building of the Year Awards.Learn what judges really want to see and what they hope you will avoid, how to stay within category criteria and get winning scores and the best way to present information for maximum impact.

The 2018 awards will soon be here so now’s the time to plan.


Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to hear from the judges how you can win.

4.10pm – 5.00pm

Refreshments and networking

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01 407 0594,

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