GRADONARCHITECTURE wins Northern Ireland Award

Following our recent shortlisting, we are delighted to confirm our success in winning the 2018 Derry Chamber North West Creative Business award.

Attending the awards ceremony at The City Hotel, Derry Northern Ireland on 1 June 2018, Directors Sean Furey and Liam Nelis collected the award on behalf of the team.

Quoting part of our submission, the judges said:

“Born out of recession and redundancy, our founding Directors have established a robust and profitable business, which has had to be creative and innovative in order to survive in difficult market conditions. As Architects, we believe we have a huge social responsibility to create buildings within spaces, which create sustainable environments for our ever-increasing diverse and multi-cultural societies. The success of this will ultimately define our futures. This requires creativity and innovation on a daily basis. In order to achieve this we have established a company, which operates in a range of varying sectors and locations – all of which are intimately about people. Our cross studio collaboration between Northern Ireland, England and Mongolia enables our team to be diverse in culture and heritage and brings a huge and varied skill set. This structure has established us as the first and only UK Architect practicing in Mongolia. Collectively brought together, through daily communications and use of modern technological tools such as skype and BIM, enables us to be strong, fresh and dynamic to meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. An example of this is our ability to work a 24-hour day, which sees our Mongolia studio serviced by our UK studios and vice versa.”

Director Graham McDarby said:

“Our Directors would like to thank all of our clients and colleagues in the industry for providing us with the opportunities to be considered for and achieve such an award. The success is testament to the hard work of Liam and Sean and all of our team and comes at a fitting time for us all, as we continue to celebrate our third year in Derry, Northern Ireland.”