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Of principal importance, Mahon | Fox Architect’s greatest asset is its team – the people who make Mahon | Fox Architects

Above all other areas, in terms of building the company, this has been the primary focus of management attention. We pride ourselves in commanding a relatively low turnover of personnel and creating a team of professionals who are passionate about their work – this fits with our philosophy of being able to provide a stable and solid service, that can be tailored specifically to meet our client’s needs.

Our comprehensive team of architects and technical personnel have attained accreditations from various professional bodies including the RIAI. We are actively committed to ongoing accreditation/professional development.

Jonathan J. Murphy MRIAI

M. Arch, BSc. Arch, BSc. Arch Design Tech, BSc. Arch Tech, MRIAI

Jonathan is an RIAI registered Architect who became a company director in 2019. He began his caeer with Mahon | Fox Architects in 2003 before leving the company in 2009 to pursue his Masters in Architecture, graduating from UCD in 2015.

As a project architect and design team lead he has the responsibility of coordinating the office design team, external design team consultants and contractors onsite, while working with clients to both meet and exceed their specific requirements. Jonathan’s combined skills as architect and architectural technologist helps drive projects forward through all stages form concept to completion. He also holds an RIAI Accreditation as PSDP in Health & Safety

Jonathan has worked on substantial private residences, social housing developments, bespoke high value housing developments, commercial fit outs, public buildings and historic protected structures. Jonathan has a keen interest in the area of conservation and continues to build on experience gained while working at one of Ireland’s leading design and conservation practices.

Shane Maguire MRIAI

B. Arch (Hons), MRIAI

Shane is an RIAI registered Architect who re-joined the practice in 2017 before becoming company director in 2021. He began his career with Mahon | Fox Architects in 2003 before leaving to study architecture at Glasgow School of Art.

Shane brings a considerable artistic and creative flair to the overall Mahon | Fox Architects operation. Drawing on over a decade of professional experience both here in Ireland and overseas, he performs research, conceptual and general technical duties and possesses a particular talent for visualization which is such an essential attribute for the creative aspect of bespoke conceptual design. One of Shane’s core strengths is his belief in good design that is thoughtful and considerate to its site and context while fulfilling the particular requirements of the project brief.

Kevin Tyrrell

Dip Arch Tech

Architectural Technologist qualified in 1996, who has been with Mahon | Fox Architects since 1997. Throughout this long-standing position he has acquired experience across the broad spectrum of technical practice and has built up a wealth of knowledge in the field of large-scale residential developments, commercial buildings, Fire Safety and Disability Access certification, complemented with particular skills in the area of mappings and liaison with the legal fraternity and PRAI (Land Registry) alike. Kevin’s excellent all-round technical abilities make him a competent contributor in all aspects of project design and management.

Billy Stafford

Architectural Technician
BSc. Hons Arch Tech, BSc. Arch & BIM Tech

Billy’s early career was spent working predominantly as a site foreman on projects across the country in multiple sectors including residential, medical and civic. In 2015, after obtaining a BSc. Hons in Architectural & BIM Tech from Waterford I.T. Billy joined Winthrop Engineering. While there he was involved in a variety of projects as a BIM Engineer and BIM Manager for clients such as Bausch & Lomb, Glanbia, GSK and Sanofi.

In 2018 Billy joined the Timber Frame Company as a Technologist and Installation manager where he gained an in-depth knowledge of timber-frame construction. He was involved in the design of timber-frame buildings ranging from one-off houses to estates, shopping centers and civic buildings.

Billy moved to Mahon | Fox Architects in 2022 where his previous site based experience combined with his professional experience make him a valuable addition to the team

Ben Powell

Graduate Architect
M. Arch, BSc. Arch

Ben joined Mahon | Fox Architects in 2023 after obtaining a Masters in Architecture from University College Dublin in 2022. His studies focused on the sustainable reuse of the existing built fabric and the benefits this can have on surrounding communities. Ben spent part of his Masters degree studying in New Zealand at the University of Auckland where he gained learnt about Maori architecture and design.

Since joining Mahon | Fox Architects Ben has been involved in a wide array of projects ranging from small scale residential work to conservation work and research to larger scale projects in the commercial and healthcare sectors.

Liam Roche

Junior Architectural BIM Technologist
BSc (Hons) Arch & BIM Tech

Liam joined Mahon | Fox Architects in 2023 during his second year of Architectural BIM Technology at SETU Waterford, where he focuses on digital construction and BIM processes to Level 2 standard. Liam also participated in the World Skills Ireland digital construction where he received the title of Irish National Champion 2023 with the opportunity to compete for the European title. Since joining Mahon | Fox Architects Liam has been involved with a range of different projects from small and large scale residential and projects in the healthcare and industry sector from planning to tender.

Gemma Fox


We all appreciate the value of a friendly welcome and at Reception here in Mahon | Fox Architects such a warm greeting is assured, be that on the phone, or visiting our office. Gemma provides extensive support to the architecture team including the fulfilment of administration functions and the preparation and tracking of project documentation.

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