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Who We Are

Our multi-disciplinary team offers a wealth of experience garnered over the past 30 years in a variety of sectors and industries in Ireland and abroad. We offer an end to-end service, from concept design to on site build and everything in between.

From commercial to residential, health, educational and other sectors, our team of architects, urban designers, master-planners, planners, architectural technicians, BIM co-ordinators, as well as consultation and engagement facilitators and administrative staff work very closely together as a collective team. Founded on the beginnings of VHA as a family run practice, the VHA team work as a unit – bringing innovation and energy to all project stages.

Our Purpose

To design sustainable places for people, that enrich daily lives and enable communities where work, learning, living, growing and life happens.

Our People

Paul Hannon

Director. Business Development.

Eimear Hanly

Director, Senior Architect, HPI Assessor.

Brian Fahy

Director. Senior Architect.

James Griffiths

Director. Senior Architect, Conservation Architect.

Jonathan Hay

Senior Architect, Passive House Designer.

Joe Carty

Senior Planner, Project Manager.

Aisling Leahy

Senior Urban Designer and Masterplanning.

Stuart Bell

Senior Architectural Technician, Passive House Designer, BER Assessor, HPI

Barry McGinty

Senior Architectural Technician.

Our Values


Good design drives our work. Our solutions are uniquely tailored for each project and respond to the client’s needs in ways that are respectful of each projects environment and development parameters. Our best job is our next job and our last job is always the one we are most proud of. We design places that work.


We embrace technology and are constantly learning. We use the most appropriate technologies to deliver high quality and intelligent solutions for every brief.


We are respectful of our client and our craft and this respect ensures that we build strong relationships on the back of open and honest communication. Our business would be nothing without yours.

Sustainability – Our 3 P’s

Everyone at VHA is valued and we value the people we interact with through our work. We are entrusted with time, attention and money to deliver every project. We design and organise around these resources to deliver projects that maximise return while respecting our planet and minimising waste.