Bernard Gilna BArch MRIAI Dip Comp Graph MIDI

The practice is headed up by Bernard Gilna, with over 26 years of award winning designs. He has worked in the UK, USA, Russia, France, Germany and Belgium as well as Ireland.

He became interested in Environmental Architecture with the design of the Green Building as far back as 1992. He has since become an accredited passive house designer, a student currently on the DIT nZEB programme in Bolton Street, chair of the RIAI sustainable task force and judge on the SEAI energy awards. He has also taught in DIT and was external examiner in UCD school of Architecture.

His first project with MOLA, Arthurs Quay Park and Tourist Info office won the RIAI gold medal award, and he was the project Associate Director on the Irish Pavilion, EXPO Hannover. He has been a member of the RIAI since 1992 and a member of the Institute of Designers of Ireland since 2015.

A committed cyclist, he has cycled the Camino in Spain, cycled Mizen to Malin 11 times for charity, and cycled up to Base Camp Everest, traversing the Himalayas from Tibet to Nepal .