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Coral McGarrigle :

Architect & Senior Associate

BA (Hons), DipArch, MA Arch

Coral studied architecture at De Montfort University, Kent Institute of Art and Design and the University of Westminster. After graduating she worked for a London based practice specialising in healthcare and aviation before joining Proctor & Matthews in 2006. Following several years at the practice Coral spent four years working at Gruff Architects, focussing primarily on private residential schemes. Since returning to Proctor & Matthews in 2019 Coral has become a Senior Associate. 

Coral led the team preparing the planning submission for Steepleton Tetbury, a Later Living Community in the Cotswolds for developer PegasusLife. The scheme won the HAPPI Award at the 2019 Housing Design Awards. She also played a key role in the technical design stage of RIBA Award winning Abode at Great Kneighton. 

Recently, Coral is led the team designing Wilkinsons Brook in Tyrrelstown, Ireland. An expanding settlement to the northwest of Dublin, the project provides 69 new homes clustered around neighbourhood spaces in an arrangement inspired by research into historic rural clachan settlements. Innovative own-door housing typologies help achieve the higher densities required for a sustainable development.