Find out more about why this year's Finalists have been nominated: 

Róisín Ní Chatháin MCIAT

Róisín's exceptional talent and architectural ability coupled with her dedication to the profession and endless support for her fellow Architectural Technologists are just several of the reasons she has been nominated as Chartered Architectural Technologist of the Year 2020.

She is respected, admired and recognised by her peers and professionals. An exceptional Chartered Architectural Technologist with a keen eye for detail and an indepth understanding of our industry, she is also an extremely reliable colleague who can always be depended upon to carry out a job to the highest standards.

Róisín was instrumental in setting up the BPTW AT graduate and placement programme, overseeing and mentoring individual ATs and demonstrating a strong commitment to the profession and promotion of CIAT. Róisín has integrated BIM into BPTW's worflows, she is passionate about research and development and is always at the forefront of the legislation changes and advancements in design technology.


David Comiskey MCIAT

David's passion for Architectural Technology is infectious. He exhibits all that is good in the profession and is an exemplary ambassador and role model for any aspiring Chartered Architectural Technologist. His contribution to the advancement of the discipline in relation to research, teaching and civic engagement has been nothing short of transformational, including:

  • undertaking pioneering research related to technology assisted inspection

  • driving innovation in the pedagogy of Architectural Technology

  • raising awareness of mental wellbeing within the Architectural Technology student, graduate and early career community

  • inspiring the next generation of Architectural Technologists

Being a leader requires providing a model for emulation. David is the epitome of this, an excellent communicator who possesses the right mix of professional skills and personal characteristics to develop and extend his subject area. He is tenacious, approachable, considered and responsive and proudly uses his profile to promote the Architectural Technology discipline at every opportunity.


Adam Parry MCIAT

Adam has developed the healthcare sector in Wales for Stride Treglown, delivering specialist health facilities for the benefit of patients where they need it most. Becoming the youngest Divisional Director in the company's history, his enthusiasm for best practice is contagious. Always approachable and encouraging of others to focus on delivering the best possible results, his generosity of character, particular focus on high quality and endless patience reflects his core values. Not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get involved with the detail, he's equally happy to be involved in all aspects of the technologist's role where he consistently places people at the heart of everything he does. With an extensive depth of specialist knowledge and a natural skillset for delivering unique, complex, often multi-phased solutions, he forms a valuable asset to any design team whilst earning the trust and respect of his peers and clients alike.


Alex Tsotos MCIAT

Alex consistently exemplifies the tenets of a Chartered Architectural Technologist. He shows unswerving commitment to his role by pushing the boundaries of his technical, design and delivery capabilities. His willingness to learn and develop himself sets him apart, and he selflessly shares his knowledge and ethusiasm for technical innovation with his colleagues, which brings enormous value to those project teams he works with.

The quality of work produced by Alex epitomises the values of the MCIAT designation he has so deservedly achieved. His interpersonal skills ensure engagement with industry professionals at all levels and this continues to impress colleagues and clients alike. He is also widely recognised for his enthusiasm and commitment to client service. 

The experience gained during his work abroad has given Alex a wide understanding of international building standards and how other countries operate in the field of architecture and design.



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