eml architects was established in 1983 and is RIAI registered and ISO 9001 certified. Our philosophy places emphasis on quality of service, a high design awareness and cost control. We have built a reputation for this quality of service and we produce projects of genuine architectural merit.

Our focus is to anticipate and fulfil our clients aspirations for their business by designing appropriate well considered, buildings. Our success is evidenced in our client’s testimonials to our work and service.

eml architects was established in 1983 and is RIAI registered and ISO 9001 certified. Our philosophy places emphasis on quality of service, a high design awareness and cost control. We have built a reputation for this quality of service and we produce projects of genuine architectural merit.

Our focus is to anticipate and fulfil our clients aspirations for their business by designing appropriate well considered, buildings. Our success is evidenced in our client’s testimonials to our work and service.

Our Team

Michael Landers

Managing Director - B.Arch (Hons) FRIAI

Michael joined eml architects in 1996, and became Managing Director in 2011. He has been the inspiration behind the office’s interest in sustainable urban living and presented eml’s vision for a “24 hour City” to various audiences and national media. Michael is a member of the RIAI’s Housing Committee, and as MD is leading the practice’s growth and expansion. He is an accredited Conservation Architect. He is in charge of several prestigious projects including Analog Devices R&D Manufacturing Extension, ACI’s Data Centre and Offices, City Centre housing for Clúid, as well as Municipal headquarters for Tipperary County Council and Limerick City and County Council.

Tiernan McCarthy

Director - BA MA (RCA) MRIAI

Tiernan has a broad range of experience encompassing office, commercial and educational projects, but his primary interest is in urban design and housing. In this regard he has presented eml’s vision for regeneration and sustainable urban living to a range of peers and conferences.
Having joined eml architects in 2001, Tiernan became a director in 2003 and has worked for clients such as Dublin City Council, the OPW and various private and voluntary housing developers. Like his co-directors, Tiernan is accredited as a conservation architect

Diarmuid Maguire

Director - BArch FRIAI AIOSH

Diarmuid is a founding Director of eml architects and has served on the RIAI Council and as Vice President. He has been responsible for eml’s major industrial projects including Analog Devices and Adhesives Research. Diarmuid has particular expertise relating to BCAR compliance and Health and Safety and has recently completed the NEBOSH National Diploma (UK) for Health and Safety.

Mark Elliott

Director - B.Arch (Hons) MRIAI

Mark has been at the forefront of eml’s office fit-out and commercial work, an area in which he has a particular expertise and passion. He has developed strong client relationships with blue chip multinationals including Northern Trust, GSK and ON Semiconductor. He also designed the Award Winning front of house fit-out of the 3 Arena.
He joined eml in 2001, became a Director in 2003 and heads up eml’s internal review group on the future of office space and trends.

Hugh Elliott

Consultant - MRIAI

Hugh is a founder Director of eml architects and a former Managing Director who retains his passion for Architecture and Urban Design. He led the in-house eml team that developed the long term vision for the practice and is involved in developing the strategy for our business development.

Darren Maloney

Associate Director ,Senior Architectural Technologist - C.Build E MCABE MCIAT

Darren qualified from CIT, and joined eml architects in 2004. He has worked on and project managed many of our most prestigious projects, including Analog Devices European R&D Head Quarters, their R&D Pilot Line Manufacturing Extension, and Offices and Data Centre for ACI.

Helge Koester

Senior Architect, Project Manager. - Dipl.Ing. MRIAI, Certified Accessibility Auditor

Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Helge studied architecture in Germany and Sweden, and joined eml architects in 2005. He is a qualified Accessibility Auditor and is a member of the RIAI’s Accessibility Task Force.
Helge has worked on significant projects for clients that include Northern Trust, Analog Devices, 3 Arena and GSK.

Tim Mulvihill

Senior Architectural Technologist - B.Sc. Arch.Tech

Tim studied in LIT and joined eml architects in 2002. He has worked as a Senior Technologist and Project Manager on projects including Thurles Civic Offices, Clúid housing in Limerick city as well as many healthcare projects. His background in construction has proved to be extremely advantageous in his role within the practice.

Piotr Mach

Architect - MSc. Eng. Arch.

Piotr studied Architecture and Urban Design at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, graduated in 2007. Since joining the practice, he has worked on many of our significant commercial and fit-out projects. He is our leading expert in 3D visualisation and is working on fit-out projects for Ernst&Young, ACI, Limerick City & County Council and Tipperary County Council.

Brian Attley

Architect - B.Arch

Brian graduated from DIT and worked in private practice and the OPW before joining eml. He has worked on education projects as well as a number of conservation projects, including the upgrade of Bryce Cottage on Garinish Island.

Niamh Lynch

Architect - B. Arch (Hons)


Niamh qualified from SAUL (School of Architecture University of Limerick), and since joining eml has worked on projects that include private and voluntary sector housing, an office fit-out for ACI, and a significant city centre conservation project.

John Wallace

Architect - B.Sc.Arch, M.Arch

John graduated from Cork School of Architecture and worked on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Cleanroom design before joining eml. He has been working on projects including Northern Trust and social housing.

Christian Ambrose

Architect - B.A.Hons.Dip Arch.ARB

Christian joined eml architects in2017 Having self-built a low energy house using the German Passivhaus in 2016 and previously worked for four years in the Middle East designing large residential schemes. Christian is now working on various housing schemes across Ireland looking at the next generation of NZEB developments.

Ruairi O’Neill

Architectural Technologist - BSc. Arch Tech (Hons.)

Ruairí graduated from D.I.T Bolton Street. He has a significant expertise in BIM and is be central to eml’s development in this area. He has worked on a range of prestigious fit-out projects including GSK’s Country HQ, an expansion of ON Semiconductor’s R&D facility and an Office Facility and Data Centre for ACI

Claire Hogan

Architectural Technologist - B.Sc.Arch.Tech.

Claire has a qualification in Structural Engineering and subsequently graduated from C.I.T. as an Architectural Technologist. Since joining eml she has worked on Commercial and Healthcare projects as well as the Ortec Pharma project.

Yerzhan Aubakirov

Interior Architect - BA (Hons) Int. Arch.

Yerzhan graduated from GCD and since joining eml has used his skills in 3D visualisation in the design of several high-end fit-out projects for Northern Trust and GSK, as well as various housing projects.

Maura Clark

Receptionist/Administration ECDL, Internal QMS Auditor

Maura joined eml architects in 2003 and is quality coordinator of our ISO 9001:2008 procedures for both offices. Maura is also responsible for researching and co-ordinating our submissions, an area where she has developed a significant expertise and corresponding success rate.

Audrey McInerney

Receptionist/Administration - ECDL

Audrey joined eml architects in 2014 and is co-ordinating the review of our ISO 9001:2008. She is responsible for identifying and co-ordinating our submissions to various Government Agencies, as well as to potential private clients.

Brendan Bradshaw

Financial Controller

Brendan has been in practice for 50 years and one of his first clients was the newly formed architectural practice of eml architects. He has been a committed colleague over the past 30 years and his expertise and surefootedness has been critical to our growth.

Our Clients