New Directors appointed to MOLA Architecture

MOLA Architecture, one of Ireland’s leading architectural and interior design practices, has announced the appointment of two new Directors to its management team in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the success and growth of the practice. Naomi Lloyd and Paul Finnegan join the founding Directors, Michael O’Carroll and Ralph Bingham, in running the company’s operations in Ireland and Europe, and in planning its future direction.

These appointments are key to the implementation of the company’s growth and evolution plans, and its commitment to enabling career progression at MOLA. Naomi and Paul will help to deliver on MOLA’s goals of maintaining design excellence, cultivating top quality personnel and sustaining continued, yet controlled, growth in key market sectors.

“The appointment of Naomi and Paul as Directors of MOLA is a major landmark in the evolution of the practice. In MOLA we have always sought to recruit the best staff and to provide a rewarding career path for them. The high calibre of MOLA’s staff, typified by Naomi and Paul, has been essential to MOLA’s many successes. We are confident that Naomi and Paul have the aptitude, and will provide the necessary leadership, to assist Ralph and myself in securing and managing the growth of the business,” said Director Michael O’Carroll.

Naomi Lloyd- BArch, MRIAI


Naomi joined the MOLA team in 2017 and has over 25 years’ experience as an architect working in the healthcare, education, commercial and residential sectors. Since joining Naomi has contributed greatly in all areas of MOLA’s operations, managing in-house and Design Teams in the development of numerous Hotel and Residential schemes, notably delivering the large Ardcairn Student Accommodation project in 2019. Having become an Associate in 2018 Naomi brings her strong interpersonal, managerial and leadership skills to the MOLA team and will help drive the architectural business forward and maintain our high standards in service delivery and quality of design. Naomi previously spent 21 years in Cullen Payne Architects where she worked on numerous health care, educational and residential projects as an Associate Director. We look forward to her continued support, her composure and perspective, and many contributions to the evolution of MOLA.

Paul Finnegan- BA (Hons) Design, MIDI

Interior Designer

Paul joined the MOLA team in 2012 and over the past 10 years has helped develop MOLA into a market leader in Interior Design in Ireland and an innovator in the area of Workplace Strategy. Paul has a virtually unparalled track record in the delivery of award winning Interior Design projects, many for the most successful Global businesses, including Google, Zendesk, Avolon, Facebook, Stripe, MongoDB and BNP Paribas. Paul, who became an Associate in 2018, is a well-known figure within the design industry in Ireland and is quickly developing a reputation internationally. His design talent, enthusiasm and energy are key to maintaining MOLA‘s high standards of excellence in design. We are delighted to have Paul come on board as a Director and look forward to his assistance in shaping the future of MOLA.

Pictured above: Paul Finnigan, Naomi Llyod and Ralph Bingham.

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