Top 10 Architects & Studios in Ireland for Amazing Homes

Top 10 Architects & Studios in Ireland for Amazing Homes


If you’re planning on refurbishing a recently purchased period home, building an extension for a modern home office, or commissioning a redesign of your work or living space, here are the top 10 architects & studios in Ireland for amazing home designs and refurbishments.


1. Studio M Architects



studio m architects is an award-winning architectural practice established in 1999 by Patricia Mangan. Aspiring to create timeless projects using the highest quality materials with the least impact on the environment, studio m architects approaches each project in a collaborative, intimate, and hands-on way.



Patricia is personally involved in every project, offering a highly creative and personal service to each client to ensure a unique design solution suited to the individual project, client, and place. studio m architects has been widely published with numerous awards under their belt including two RIAI Awards.


Their services include residential refurbishments, conservation of protected buildings, interiors, and others.


2. Patrycja Rogala



A member of The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and accredited to The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Patrycja Rogala also holds a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design.


Working mostly with clients who typically have little to no design experience, Patrycja is driven by a passion to improve lives by helping homeowners build their dream home, making use of every inch of space available in the process.



Dedicated to creating a space that suits the client’s specific lifestyle needs and daily routines, Patrycja works closely with her clients from inception to completion. In her extensive portfolio of projects in residential remodeling & extensions and interiors, one in particular was featured on national TV in RTÉ Home of the Year 2021 as the winner of Episode 4.


3. Damian Sheerin Architects

Founded in 2006 and based in County Dublin, Damian Sheerin Architects work on the principle that all spaces for living should always be designed around the people that will use them and the context in which they will be built. It is this ‘people and context driven design’ focus that informs everything they do – from the practical use of space to delivering for clients, their dream home. 


The practice is led by Damian Sheerin, Dip Arch, MRIAI (Principal), who is a graduate Brookes University in Oxford. Damian is also a registered member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and an Architect Accredited in Conservation at Grade 3.

 Focused on good design, efficient, dynamic interaction with clients and attentive monitoring of budgets, Damian Sheerin Architects is committed to providing quality building designs and construction while keeping clients fully informed at each step of the process, as demonstrated by their extensive list of testimonials.


4. Courtney McDonnell Studio



Courtney McDonnell Studio is a young design-led architecture & interior design practice based in Dublin offering a full range of architectural, interior design, and project management services.


Catering to both commercial and residential sectors in Architectural Design and Interior Fit-Out, Courtney McDonnell Studio appreciates that each project is unique and therefore offers tailored packages to suit individual needs. They collaborate with a carefully handpicked pool of graphic designers, lighting designers, landscape architects, and sign painters to create visually stunning projects with unique aesthetics.



The studio’s Principal Architect and Founder, Courtney McDonnell, received her Honours Bachelor Degree and Professional Diploma in Architectural Practice from Dublin School of Architecture and is a member of The Royal Architects of Ireland. Her designs have been featured in various publications including Architecture Ireland, Plan, Construction Ireland, as well as in The Irish Independent and Irish Times.


Courtney received a Highly Commended Award in 2020 for Creative Woman of the Year at The Irish Woman Awards and has contributed design articles for the Sunday Independent, Irish Tatler and The Sunday Business Post.


5. desiun Architects



Established in 2014, desiun Architects is an award-winning Dublin-based architecture practice offering a broad range of experience and specialist expertise in high-quality, innovative, and sustainable design to both public and private sector clients.



Their recent awards include Building of the Year Awards: Winner, Commercial Building of the Year 2019; ICI Awards: Winner, Retail Project of the Year 2019; and RIAI Awards: Highly Commended—Best Workplace/Fit-Out 2019, to name a few.


desiun Architects’ diverse portfolio of stunning projects is a testament to their specialist expertise and creative skills in advising and leading on a wide range of building types and projects including commercial, speculative apartment and residential developments, fit-out, public, and protected structures.


6. Hausman Design



Founded by David Manigo, Hausman Design provides all-inclusive services in architectural and interior design including sustainable design & low-energy domestic refurbishments, project management, bespoke furniture design, and much more.


Hausman Design appreciates the exciting but overwhelming prospect of making changes to one’s home and is committed to guiding clients throughout the process to help them make the right decisions for their needs.



With over 20 years’ experience of design excellence and project management for residential, commercial, and industrial properties, David Manigo, BSc Arch Tech works closely with a team of trusted partners in the building trade to deliver building projects to the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.


7. MHF Architects



Founded in 2010 by Michelle Farrell, MRIAI RIBA RIAS, MHF Architects is an independent RIAI-registered architectural practice that brings a one-to-one, personal approach to all their projects.


Collaborating with their clients to bring aspirations to reality, MHF Architects ensures that the best design, value, quality, and functionality are central to all decision-making in their wide-ranging portfolio of work.



Michelle graduated from The University of Dundee, Scotland with BSc Arch & B(Arch) Hons and is a chartered architect with The Royal Institute of British Architects and The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland.


Passionate about sustainability and energy conservation in design and construction, Michelle also has an RIAI Grade 3 Conservation accreditation. This allows her to offer specialist services in conservation and restoration where she seeks to complement the beauty of the old with the striking simplicity of contemporary design.


8. Brennan Furlong Architects & Urban Planners



BRENNAN | FURLONG Architects & Urban Planners is an award-winning RIAI registered practice in Dublin founded by Gareth Brennan and Séamus Furlong in 2015.


The design-led studio caters to a mix of residential and commercial projects, rooted in the principle that well-considered and carefully developed designs of buildings and spaces helps to enrich and enliven the experience and interaction with our built environment.


BRENNAN | FURLONG is accredited in conservation (Grade III), can act as Project Supervisors for the Design Process (PSDP), and holds full professional indemnity insurance. 


Their diverse and international portfolio of residential and commercial projects has won numerous awards including Best of Houzz Design 2019; AAI Awards 2018: Double Pivot —Special Mention, Architectural Association of Ireland; Irish Concrete Society Awards 2018: Nominee, Elemental Category, and is often featured in exhibitions.


9. GKMP Architects



GKMP Architects is a Dublin-based practice specialising in high-quality modern architecture and is primarily focused on the design of domestic space for individual houses and housing projects, as well as public spaces and public buildings.



Having won countless awards and been featured in international exhibitions and publications, highlights include their recent nomination for the EU Mies Prize 2022: Vavasour Square, EU Mies Award 2019 Nominee: Vaulted House, AAI Awards 2019: Special Mention—Vavasour Square, and RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2019: Best House Extension—Vavasour Square.


Subscribing to the belief that architecture is the result of constant engagement with the client, brief, site, and budget, GKMP Architects finds that the design process creates meaning out of intent, through countless small everyday acts.


10. David Flynn Architects



Specialising in residential design, David Flynn Architects is dedicated to delivering carefully designed unique homes and prides itself in leading projects from concept to completion and everything in between, resulting in beautiful buildings and delighted clients.


Besides being registered with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and The Royal Institute of British Architects, David Flynn Architects holds an accreditation in Conservation (Grade III) and the RIAI Environmental CPD accreditation.



Their prolific portfolio has won an endless list of awards including Best of Houzz Service 2020, Interior Architecture + Design Awards 2019: Highly Commended, RIAI Awards 2018: Highly Commended, and Best of Houzz Design 2017.


David Flynn Architects offers a wide range of services for individually-tailored homes, from newbuilds and rebuilds to extensions and reconfigurations, to refurbishments and conservation of period properties and protected structures.




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