Dublin City Architects Blog

Welcome to Dublin City Council's City Architects' blog about issues affecting the city’s buildings and public spaces and about designing to improve them.



PIVOT Dublin

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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

09.10.2015Historic Places – Living City Spaces


Northumberland Road – Laurence and Long Architects

The ‘Historic Places – Living City Spaces’ conference will examine the re-use and adaptation of the city’s built heritage. This one day conference will take place on Thursday 15h October 2015 as a collaboration by the Dept. of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the RIAI, and the Irish Architecture Foundation with City Architects Division. The purpose of the collaboration is to raise awareness of the importance of re-using historic buildings, the delivery of high quality design and conservation led intervention as concepts central to successfully delivering residential accommodation within vacant historic places.