PHE are a team of Engineers, Architects, 3D and interior visualisation specialists supported by a team of trusted partners to provide a complete design solution for residential and commercial projects of varying sizes. We provide design solutions from greenfield site to full completion and our 3D and interior visualisation services enable our clients to see the completed projects before they even start on site.

Padraic Hession


Padraic graduated from NUIG with an honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1997 and immediately commenced employment in private practice.

Having developed his skills across a range of residential and commercial project types Padraic then founded Padraic Hession & Associates in March 2006 which then rebranded to become PHE, Engineering & Architecture in 2022.

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Nikki Long

Office Manager

Nikki is a Galway native and joined us in June 2021 as our Office & Accounts Administrator and shortly after was promoted to Office Manager in September 2021. Nikki is responsible for overall facilities, accounts and day to day running of the office.

In 2018 Nikki completed her Office Skills Diploma with ICE Pitman Training Centre. With her customer relations experience working in retail for nearly 10 years combined with her previous role in a multinational Engineering Consultancy Nikki has extensive expertise in customer relations, administration and management which is invaluable to our business and clients alike.


Nithin Ramamurthy

Civil Engineer

Nithin is a Civil Engineering graduate from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India and achieved his M E (Masters Degree) in Civil Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway. He has worked with some of the industry’s best contractors during his career as a Site Engineer and Project Control and Planning Engineer.

A skilled and ambitious professional, his experience spans Civil Engineering and Utility projects, with a special focus on residential buildings. At PHE Nithin is responsible for design and structural detailing of various building types including a range of commercial and residential projects, surveying, civil works and planning permissions. He brings diligence and self-motivation to his role and is dedicated to ensuring that our clients get the best possible results.

Nika Bajt

Architectural Designer &
Interior Designer

Nika has been working as an Architectural Designer with PHE since 2017.

Since she can remember Nika has been very creative and interested in arts with a background in art and fashion design. She holds City & Guilds Diploma in CAD and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture from The Munster Technological University, Cork.
Her talents include full bespoke building design from the concept stage to the final detailed design, both for residential and commercial projects. She is an experienced designer with a keen eye for details and ability to create appealing, contemporary, and highly functional designs and prides herself in providing our clients with the unexpected. Nika is proficient in our range of software including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3DS Max, Lumion, Enscape and Photoshop to produce high-quality 2D & 3D presentations and visualisations for both exteriors and interiors to bring her designs to life.

Bala Krishna Iylam

Civil & Structural Engineer

Bala is a Structural Design Engineer with a Master's degree in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada. Since 2018, he has been committed to delivering innovative and precise structural solutions across various projects, including residential high-rises, commercial malls, houses, and educational institutions.

Bala's expertise lies in creating detailed structural designs, conducting thorough structural analyses, and ensuring compliance with standards and codes. He is adept at collaborating with architects, effectively communicating technical information to non-technical stakeholders, and supervising construction sites to ensure adherence to approved plans. Bala's main focus is on continuing his already impressive career as a Structural Engineer and we are thrilled to be welcoming him to PHE to contribute to our success by leveraging his skills, expertise and experience in structural engineering.

Mia Ainsworth

Architectural Graduate
B. Arch

Mia is an Architectural Graduate who joined the staff of PHE Engineering & Architecture in November 2022 as our interim Office & Accounts Administrator. Mia quickly demonstrated her architectural talent and commenced her role as Architectural Graduate in August 2023.

She achieved her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from UL in 2022 and has over 5 years’ experience working in the customer service sector as a manager. Mia is hard-working and has expertise in management, customer relations and design.

Tara King

Office Administrator &
Business Development Manager

Tara joined the PHE Architecture and Engineering team in May 2022 and shortly after was promoted to interim Office Manager. Due to the significant expansion of business witnessed since her addition to the team, Tara began her revised role of Office Administrator & Business Development Manager in August 2023.

With over 10 years’ experience in the financial, manufacturing and beauty sectors, Tara brings a wealth of experience, excelling in customer service and administration.

Tara continues to grow her skill set as she is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and with a keen interest in Interiors, she hopes to continue her education in this area.

Dermot Treacy

Civil & Structural Technician

Dermot graduated from AIT in 2019 with a degree in Civil Engineering, from there he began working as a Technical Engineer with Killeshal Precast Concrete in Co. Offaly. 

In this role, he worked on the design, supply and manufacturing of precast concrete products to various different projects from one off housing to large scale residential developments and have done this for the past 3+ years.  He joined us in November 2022 and has already proven to be a team player. Dermot values the importance of good working relationships with colleagues and clients to achieve the common goal.

Sarah McHugh Murphy

Architectural Intern

Sarah is an aspiring designer with a passion for art and architectural design is currently studying towards her bachelors in architecture at SAUL in University of Limerick.

‘As I look forward to my graduation in 2026, I am reminded of the importance of building and designing for the future. Embracing a sustainable and biophilic approach to design is of great importance to me, as is designing socially responsible schemes that aim to improve the quality of life for all individuals. These principles have and will remain a top priority as I progress throughout my career, and I am delighted to be starting this journey alongside PHE and it’s team. I am eagerly anticipating the start of my career, and I am thrilled to be afforded this opportunity with PHE Engineering and Architecture’