Smith and Kennedy Architects


Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy | Managing Director

Architectural Education: College of Technology, Bolton Street, 1974 to 1979

Experience: On qualifying in 1979, Joe joined E.N. Smith & Partners and worked on predominantly Educational and Community Projects from then until 1987. In 1987 Eddie Smith retired and Joe took over the firm, renaming it Edward N. Smith and Kennedy Architects. Since then Joe has broadened the work base of the firm to include high-end residential work, leisure, commercial and interior while continuing his involvement in educational and community projects. There has also been an active development of work outside Ireland under Joe’s leadership and he has set up an International framework (FORM) to facilitate co-operation with firms in other countries. Joe is an occasional lecturer in contract procurement and contributes specialist articles to trade magazines.

Joe is married to Marilyn who also works in the firm and they have a son and a daughter who are pursuing careers in music and drama. Joe paints and plays guitar when he finds the time.