Kennedy Design is a professional team, qualified to Chartered Member status. Professional bodies include the ‘Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’, the ‘Chartered Association of Building Engineers’, the ‘Chartered Institute of Building’, the ‘Institution of Engineering and Technology’ and the ‘Institution of Engineers of Ireland’.

The practice, is managed by directors,

Seán Kennedy BEng (Hons), C.BuildE, FCABE, MIEI, MIET, AssocRICS    

Brian Kennedy BA, BSc (Hons), MCIOB, MRICS


Both directors have worked extensively within the built environment on a wide variety of projects over many years covering architecture, building surveying, structural engineering and construction management.

Brian Kennedy is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Ulster Jordanstown, with a distinguished background in higher education, lecturing on subjects across the built environment. He presently specialises principally in the Building Surveying and Project/Construction Management elements of the practice.

Seán Kennedy is a Chartered Building Engineer and a Fellow of The Chartered Association of Building Engineers. He currently holds the position of Regional Secretary on the CABE North of Ireland Committee. Seán is an engineering graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. Having always had a passion and flare for design, he specialises chiefly in Architecture and Structural Engineering within the practice.

Both directors are professional members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who are professionals qualified to the highest standard. RICS is a worlds leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. Chartered Building Surveyors work within the construction industry dealing with design, building survey reports, maintenance, repair, refurbishment and contract management.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) members represented by the designation C.Build.E are registered Chartered Building Engineers.

Seán has excelled to FCABE, which represents a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, Fellow Chartered Building Enginer, the highest grade of membership attainable within the professional body. Chartered Building Engineers are professionals who design, construct, evaluate and maintain buildings. Their work includes both technical and management processes by which buildings are designed, constructed, renewed and maintained. The Chartered Building Engineer’s expertise includes a detailed understanding of statutory regulations, and technical codes and standards and the need for sustainable buildings. Qualified members of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers will have a level of competence which has been assessed and accepted against rigorous standards.

Institution of Engineers of Ireland (MIEI) membership indicates to the public that Seán has met the academical requirements to perform as a qualified Engineer.

As a Structural Engineer he has designed a vast and varied raft of structures across the built environment, over the last 25 years. He works predominantly as a Structural Design Engineer on domestic and residential projects, or at other times as part of a team working in consultation with other architects, surveyors, contractors and various consultants. Seán is a problem solver, highly skilled and creative professional who will ensure his buildings are strong and stable and work well in practice by utilising his combined structurral engineering and architectural design knowledge.

At this time of a ‘Climate Change Emergency’ a sustainable design approach is paramount. Seán is passionate about educating and influencing others of the urgency to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions immediately, with excessive amounts caused by the production of cement, concrete and steel. These common elements and hazardous production processes promplty need replaced where practical with sustainable solutions such as timber elements and natural made products. Seán is currently striving to be a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with The Society of the Environment (SoC) to further indicate his credentials in  this field.

 Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)  members are skilled construction managers and professionals with a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards.Member status, MCIOB  is recognised internationally as the mark of a true professional in the construction industry..

Both directors can act as Contract Administrators, to carry out this vital role on your behalf from inception to completion. We will  take you carefully through the various stages of construction, variations in valuations and stage payments. We will determime defect liabilities and only sign of the various stages authorise payments to the appointed contractor when we are satisfied that statutory requirements and workmanship are of the highest standards expected.