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Conall Doherty
Senior Structural Engineer
MEng CEng MICE MIStructE

Conall joined Design ID in March 2018 and is experienced with a wide range of building types and structural materials. He was accepted as a Chartered Member of the ICE in 2014 and of the IStructE in 2015. Conall graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010 with a MEng Structural Engineering with Architecture (first class honours), during which he received an ICE QUEST scholarship.

Following graduation, Conall spent over four years with Buro Happold in the Middle East working on large scale, cutting edge, mixed-use and cultural developments including the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi. During this time, he was selected for the prestigious role of ‘Future Leader/Apprentice’ to the 2012/13 ICE President, as well as being awarded ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ at the 2013 British Construction Industry Awards and ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ at the Big Project Middle East Construction Awards.

In 2015 Conall moved to Sydney and spent over two years working on high-end projects in the residential and arts sectors, followed by 6 months in Berlin working with a local design practice and learning German.

He recently spent 3 months as a volunteer structural engineer with a disaster relief agency in Nepal, developing the technical content for an innovative app aiming to improve the quality of construction supervision in isolated communities

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Conall Doherty

Senior Structural Engineer

David Graham
Senior Structural Engineer
BEng CEng MIStructE

David has experience in designing and managing projects of various scales. He has a keen eye for detail and ensuring that project deliverables are issued to the highest standards. His strength is in his attention to detail, certifying code compliant design, whilst ensuring appropriate solutions are achieved for the projects he has been involved with.

David achieved Charter-ship last July and is now a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. AT Design ID David is the Chief Bun coordinator and takes his role very seriously, as to when and why people should be buying buns for the office, over time he has developed a serious procedure.

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David Graham

Senior Structural Engineer

Ronan Gormley
Senior Civil Engineer
BEng CEng MICE

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Ronan Gormley

Senior Civil Engineer

Chris Lumsden
Senior Structural Engineer
MEng CEng MIStructE

Chris graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture in 2008. Chris initially worked with WDR & RT Taggart and Taylor & Boyd before joining Design ID in 2011. He has built on his early experience and developed a detailed understanding of construction techniques in a range of materials including steelwork, concrete and timber. He has adopted the role of project engineer on numerous projects across the commercial, community and residential sectors of varying size and construction material.

Chris’s involvement in the committee for the Northern Ireland Region Institution of Structural Engineers has allowed him to keep in touch with topical technical issues in the industry. Chris has a particular interest in the use of sustainable materials in construction and has completed the design of several timber frame and SIPS building structures.

Chris gained Chartership with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2017.

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Chris Lumsden

Senior Structural Engineer

Serena Gildea
Senior Structural Engineer
MEng CEng MIEI

Serena graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture in 2010 and won the ‘McMullen Prize for Structural Engineering with Architectural Design’, in her final year, for having the best overall performance in Architectural Design.

Since graduating Serena has spent three years in New Zealand where she completed hundreds of structural assessments of properties damaged by the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010 that caused the immediate collapse of hundreds of buildings and devastation to the City of Christchurch. During her time there she grew a great appreciation for seismic design and dynamic loading having experienced numerous aftershocks.

She joined Design ID in February 2016 and has since taken the lead on numerous projects in residential and commercial fields for both traditional and modular designs.

Serena is an active member of the Engineers Ireland GB Region and is currently Honorary Secretary on the GB Committee.

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Serena Gildea

Senior Structural Engineer

Laura Killeen
Senior Structural Engineer
MEng CEng MIStuctE

Laura studied Structural Engineering with Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast. Graduating in 2007 with a Masters degree. Laura has ten years post graduate experience in structural engineering design- the majority of the first ten years of her career was spent at WDR & RT Taggart in Belfast. Laura has been Project Engineer on a wide range of projects and is particularly interested in the Building Structures sector. Laura gained Chartership with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2014.

Laura has a keen interest in BIM, and was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Supervisor, working with Queen's University on a Building Information Modelling (BIM) in relation to Structural Engineering project. The partnership worked to achieve effective interoperability of structural engineering BIM software with structural analysis software and with other Integrated Design Team software, to produce a seamless and efficient interaction process. The project received the highest grade, the Certificate of Excellence. Laura has been putting the knowledge gained from this partnership into practice, creating BIM models for all her projects and collaborating with other disciplines involved.

Laura is an active member of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, now in her 4th year on the committee- she is Assistant Secretary

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Laura Killeen

Senior Structural Engineer