Liam Shea Hartigan

Liam Shea Hartigan

New York, NY, US

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New York State Registered Architect and an Irish Architect MRIAI with over 14 years experience both in Ireland and US, specifically New York City. I returned to NYC in 2019 as a permanent resident in the US. Since then I completed NCARB ARE 5.0 examinations and worked at Think! Architects. 

I am confident working with knowledgeable clients, and have experience with multi-client arrangements. I enjoy working hard to get the best result for the building end users whilst working within budget. I strive to have the best possible working relationship with the project team to reach success in achieving a common goal. 

Most notable recent work is the new school of architecture building in Cork, Ireland. While working on various commercial  and residential projects, I served as a lecturer at University College Cork architecture school. This expertise afforded me the opportunity to work most recently at Think! Architects, NYC. There I worked on multiple projects at Schematic Design Stage .



Think! Architecture & Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Designer

Recent experience includes a feasibility study for an 8,000sqft addition to a middle school including a BSA/zoning variance alternative, Schematic Design of a new 21 story housing scheme on a Landmark Site including initial submissions to LPC, DPC, and BSA, and contributing to a number of other housing and commercial projects at Schematic Design Stage in the office.

Oct 2019 - Apr 2020

University College Cork, Cork, Irleand, Tutor/Lecturer

Contributor to the M.Arch programme in the Third Semester. Technical contributions were delivered via Lectures, Tutorials, and Reviews to M.Arch students during their final semester which culminates in a final review and end of year exhibition. Third year design & technology tutor 2017/2018.

Jun 2017 - Jan 2019

Jack Coughlan Architects, Cork, Ireland, Senior Architect

Project Lead from design to completion of the new Cork School of Architecture Building, the sketch design of the reuse of a large historically significant industrial building, and a number of residential projects at detailed design, and construction stages.

Sep 2015 - Aug 2018

Labo Design Studio, New York City, Project Manager

Managing DOB-BID production information for a 16,000 sq. ft. two story residence with basement and pool house in a contemporary style in Sagaponack, Southampton.

Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

Rexrode Chirigos Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Predominantly worked on a large Artist Studio's change of use project in an industrial premises in Brooklyn, included DOB and Bid stages. Additionally, worked on to several domestic renovations and Gallery Projects in NYC.

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014

O'Neil Langan Architects, P.C., New York, Project Manager

Worked with O'Neil Langan Architects in a Project Manager position, on the design of a new retail store in the World Trade Center for Limited Brands. This included store design and preparation of the Port Authority submission.

Nov 2013 - Mar 2014

Jack Coughlan Associates, Cork, Ireland, Project Architect

Worked with Jack Coughlan Associates an RIAI registered practice from 2002 and continued to work with this practice outside of four academic years spent at the Cork School of Architecture [CCAE] until 2013. Participated/led in both new build and conservation projects in all stages of the architectural process. In a Project Architect role, worked on the retail extension of Penneys Mary St. Dublin, Musgrave Group Offices Cork, and Mercy Hospital Out-Patients Clinic Cork. This work included design, preparation of statutory submissions, and liaison with the design team, contractors and clients. Attention to detail is probably best exemplified in the production of pricing/construction drawings for dwelling projects the O’Connell House, No. 1 Strawberry Hill, and the Moyross House/Extension. Work in specialist conservation is probably best exemplified by the award winning Lifetime Lab project.

Sep 2002 - Oct 2013


University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, Professional Diploma in Architecture

The Professional Diploma (Architecture) is the final professional examination for architectural graduates leading to entry to the Register for Architects in Ireland. The programme is offered on a part-time flexible basis over two semesters, at the time that an architectural graduate is undertaking minimum 2 years professional practical experience under supervision. Graduates arrange their own placements in architectural practice, which may be in Ireland or abroad, and the programme is structured to provide a context and support to graduates during their professional training.

Sep 2015 - Sep 2017

CCAE : Cork School of Architecture, Cork City, Ireland, MArch, Master of Architecture

My M.Arch thesis was based in Istanbul. Here I investigated an edge condition common to many cities and sought to reconnect the city to its cultural heritage, the Sea. The study referenced a broad range of cultural references to the sea in a local and broad sense which in turn was represented by a physical manifestation.

Sep 2011 - Oct 2012

CCAE : Cork School of Architecture, Cork, IE, Bachelors, BSc (Hons) Arch.

Oct 2008 - Oct 2011

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, GB, RIBA Office Based Candidates Program

Completed studies on a full-time bases by entering the second year program at CCAE - Cork School of Architecture

Jun 2006 - Jun 2008

Cork Institute of Technolgy, Cork, IE, Diploma in Architectural Technology

Sep 1999 - Sep 2002

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