PRACTICE

 

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

We are:

• Designers, problem solvers, inventors, makers, advisers, thinkers.

• Friendly, flexible, straight talking

• People led not design led.

• We look at the options from every angle and make practical informed decisions.

• We believe in delivering a design specific to you, at the best price for your needs.

We design for:

• Space & light.

• Functionality.

• Rooms & spaces to live in. Views to enjoy. Flexibility. Quality finishes. Carefully thought out details. Maximizing potential. Places to store things. We do not have a house style, every design is site & client specific.

We design for you.

EXPERIENCE

Urban Architecture was established by Fionnuala O'Connor in 2007. We work throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, across the residential and commercial sectors.

Fionnuala has been working as an Architect for the last 21 years. She graduated from the Queens University of Belfast in 1995 and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow in 1998. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and an Architect Accredited in Conservation at Grade III. She is a former lecturer in Interior Design at the Dublin Institute of Design.

 

Prior to establishing Urban Architecture in 2007 Fionnuala worked with OMS Architects on commercial mixed use and hotel developments and before this with NBK Architects as an Associate and Senior Project Architect. During this time she worked on a wide range of building types, from high end one off houses to shopping centres, apartment and office developments, conservation of protected structures, bar, restaurant and office fit outs. A number of these projects were featured in Architectural publications and awards. Previous employment included A+D Wejchert Architects in Dublin and The Boyd Partnership Architects in Belfast, as well as experience in Australia and Italy.

Fionnuala has a wide knowledge and experience of current legislation relating to Planning, Building Regulations, Health and Safety, Construction and Conservation policies in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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