Joan McCoy, Áine Glackin and Sarah McGonigle have been appointed to new roles in which they will influence and inspire architects and construction professionals not only at White Ink Architects, but also within the wider architectural community, education and the construction industry.
White Ink Architects’ Director Joan McCoy has been appointed as President of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland. The RSUA is the key voice for architecture in Northern Ireland - it is an organisation that is growing in strength, reputation and reach, and in her new role Joan will endeavour to articulate the value of architecture and of what architects do. Joan also aims to encourage younger architects to involve themselves more in the RSUA, whilst also promoting and supporting diversity to inspire and boost the number of women in the industry.
Associate Áine Glackin has been chosen as a UK Construction Week Role Model. Áine is one of less than 30 UKCW Role Models for 2018/19 and was selected from over 140 top quality entries from construction professionals in all walks of the industry. This campaign will give Role Models extra exposure and the platform to promote the industry’s image, inspiring the next generation of professionals to consider a career in construction. Áine has also been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Place NI which researches, designs and delivers creative projects that connect people to place.
And finally, Sarah McGonigle has been promoted to Associate. A Senior Architect, Sarah completed her RIBA Part 1 placement year with White Ink in 2007 and returned to the practice in 2010. She specialises in complex residential schemes and also has particular expertise in executing Peer Reviews on prospective projects for clients. Senior Architect Martin Ellis also joins the management team as Associate. Sarah and Martin will both be integral to the management and strategic development of the practice and play key roles in determining its’ future direction.
Pictured are Sean Tunney-Director, Sarah McGonigle-New Associate, Martin Ellis-New Associate, Joan McCoy-Director, Claude Maguire-Director, and Áine Glackin-Associate.