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"Well designed places, well designed homes, well designed public domains create value, respect, empathy between people."*

Dublin City Council is committed to using design to improve the attractiveness, liveability and sustainability of our built environment in its roles as planning authority, manager of public spaces and buildings and through its own construction projects.

Dublin City Architects is responsible for promoting design and providing architectural, urban and conservation design services to Dublin City Council. In doing this, we will:

  • Aim for Dublin’s citizens to enjoy the highest quality built environment; one that is clear, generous, appropriately scaled, positive to context, well made and which promotes access and inclusion.
  • Work to achieve excellence in the ordinary.
  • Consider places before buildings so that new developments contribute positively to public spaces.
  • Learn from the past in creating architecture that matches the quality and longevity of earlier periods.
  • Facilitate architecture that is contemporary, performs to the highest environmental standards, addresses climate change and is culturally cosmopolitan.

Blog Posts

22.02.2012Working on the Pivot Dublin Reading Room

PIVOT Dublin is an initiative led by City Architects to promote design as a driver of innovation and to communicate, demonstrate and celebrate design’s role in Dublin’s social, cultural and economic development. (more…)

10.02.2012Remaking Dominick Street

Dublin City Council developed a new masterplan for the regeneration of Dominick Street’s 1960s social housing in 2008. (more…)