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Profile - Shane Santry, BA (Hons) Arch. Dip Arch. Dip Arb. FCIArb. DPLG. MRIAI.


Having trained in London and worked in various Dublin practices upon his return to the country, Shane founded the practice in 2000.  He is predominantly involved in the contract administration and construction side of projects.  He also has a sub-specialty in dispute resolution and is an accredited arbitrator and was made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2011.


He has a keen interest in the RIAI and is involved in various panels and committees. In 2006, he joined the Practice Committee and has been a continuing member ever since.  He currently serves as Chair of the RIAI Conservation Accreditation Board and Building Regulations Sub-Committee.  In 2018, he was elected to Chair of the RIAI Board of Architectural Education which is responsible for member entry, CPD, and architectural education.  He was a member of the professional exam board for over 10 years.  He was appointed a member of the RIAI Council in 2018 and is a member of the RIAI Finance Committee. In the past, he has been involved the development and writing of the Code of Practice in relation to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations.

In 2019, he was admitted to the Ordre des Architectes in France.

Having developed a specialism in sports stadia safety, Shane was appointed UEFA’s Building Safety Adviser for the Euro Football Finals 2020.  In this role, Shane led the building safety and coordinated works, and was involved in the writing of the UEFA Building Safety & Procedures document for the tournament.  This involved the venue and building works and services coordination including TV, catering, marketing, and media.

Shane is now the leading specialist in the licensing of premises and has an unmatched record in the licensing of premises including pubs, supermarkets, off licenses, hotels, restaurants, distilleries, clubs, and theatres.

​He is a keen supporter of the GAA and the Gaultier club in Waterford.


In addition to architecture, Shane has contributed a number of pieces to Golf Monthly magazine and is one of its golf course reviewers/assessors.


Ordre des Architectes

Registered Architect, DPLG

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Registered Architect

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

FCIArb 2011

MCIArb 2010

Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)

Accredited Arbitrator / Conciliator 2010

RIAI Project Supervisor Design Process 2008

RIAI Conservation Grade 3 2003

MRIAI Part 3 Professional Practice 1997

University College Dublin

Diploma in Arbitration 2010

University North London

Dip. Arch. - RIBA Part 2 1996

BA (Hons) Arch - RIBA Part 1 1994

RIAI Experience

  • Council Member 2016 and 2018 to present

  • Chair of the RIAI Board of Architectural Education

  • Chair of the RIAI Building Regulations Sub-Committee

  • Member of the RIAI Finance Committee

  • Panel member of the RIAI / CIF Arbitration and Conciliation approved list

  • Chair of the RIAI Building Regulations / Health, Safety and Welfare Sub-Committee

  • Chair of the RIAI Conservation Accreditation Board

  • Chair of the RIAI Technical Group 1 Advisory Group BC(A)R

  • Member of the RIAI Professional Practice Exam Board

  • RIAI Assessor for Technical Assessment Board

  • Member of RIAI Board of Architectural Education

  • Member of RIAI Skillnet Steering Group

  • Chair of RIAI ADR Group

Other Experience / Roles

  • Vice Chair of the Irish Concrete Society 2018-2020

  • Council Member of the Irish Concrete Society 2012-2015

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