Hugh Maguire graduated with a B.Arch.Sc and M.A. degrees from Dublin University, and Diploma in Architecture from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
After graduation he worked with Scott Tallon Walker in Dublin and London, he joined A&D Wejchert in 1987 and became an Associate in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and is a registered conservation architect.
He has recently completed the widely published Glasnevin Trust Museum and the Glasnevin National Heritage Project. His projects have included the award winning Newlands Cross cemetery buildings, Newlands Cross Crematorium, rebuilding of Cong Church, the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Knock, as well as participating in various Architectural Design Competitions, including the competition for the Basilica at San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy, and the competition for Tallaght Hospital.
Hugh is very interested in designing public and private spaces for people to use and enjoy, and in responding to the particularity of each individual brief with a specific response to each site and place :- when working within an historic context as at Glasnevin Museum, he is interested in the opportunity for intervention and in the juxtaposition between old and new. He is interested in urban design and in interfaces between design, construction and the users.
He has wide experience in a variety of building types including educational buildings, also various residential projects, and he has worked on many Health projects such as Letterkenny Radiology Department.
Hugh is currently involved with the design and construction of a number of projects including the proposed Waterford Primary Care Centre, the conversion and refurbishment of the Basilica at Our Lady’s Shrine Knock. He has recently completed work on the Ballyfermot Primary Care and Mental Health Centre, on the Ballyfermot Creche, and on the End of Life Suite at Tullamore Hospital.