Jonny McKenna, Partner

Jonny McKenna


Dublin Joined in 2006 BSc BArch MA (Urban Design) RIBA

Jonny is partner, architect and urban designer with expertise in large scale, residential-led masterplanning. He is particularly interested in designing and building homes to meet the housing shortage. Since joining Metropolitan Workshop in 2006 he has been involved in multiple large-scale architectural and masterplanning projects culminating in the practice being named Building Design’s Masterplanning practice of the year in 2017.  He has led several development frameworks including Dun Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan, Swords Masterplan, Swindon Delivery Plan and Kildare Town Renewal Plan.

Jonny has significant experience leading multi-disciplinary teams on large scale projects such as Clonburris for South Dublin County Council which is a masterplan for circa 1800 homes, Fresh Wharf for Countryside Properties (Circa 900 homes), Farrankelly (SHD for 425 Homes), Mariavilla (SHD for 450 student rooms) and Stillorgan (SHD for 100 homes with 600 student rooms). He is currently working on the delivery of social and affordable homes in Balbriggan (circa 800 homes) and St Teresa’s Gardens (circa 600 homes) as well as town renewal plans in Leixlip and Celbridge. He is a member of the RIAI Urban Design Committee, the RIAI Design Review Panel and sits on Dublin City Council’s Strategic Policy Committee for Planning and Urban Form.

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