Brendan Phelan


A co-founder of Phelan Architects, with Anne Markey, in 2009, Brendan was the lead designer on all projects from the initial feasibility studies through to completion.

With over 25 years experience as an architect, Brendan designed and built many different building types across a broad range of sectors.

Prior to setting up Phelan Architects, Brendan was a Design Director at EPR – 2000 through to 2009. This followed the 10 years (1989 –2000) that Brendan had spent at Michael Hopkins and Partners as a Senior Associate. From 1986 to 1989, Brendan had worked with Kit Allsopp Architects.

Brendan initially trained as an architectural technician in his home city of Waterford, and subsequently studied architecture in London at the Polytechnic of the South Bank before completing his education at University College Dublin.

Over the years he tutored, mentored and lectured at numerous universities and was a RIBA Category 1 External Examiner for Part III students.

Brendan passed away on Saturday, 18th of February 2017 in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.