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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.

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21.01.2016DCC DANGEROUS BUILDINGS SECTION – JANUARY

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220 Parnell St / Ryders Row Dublin 1

‘Dangerous Buildings’ is a statutory section within DCC, under the direction of the City Architect, which is concerned with buildings, structures or sites deemed a danger to the public. (more…)

15.01.2016Senior Executive Architect position in Dublin City Council

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McKee Park; Project architects: Matt Carroll and Jeremy Wales, City Architects Division. Photograph: Donal Murphy Photographer.

The Public Appointments Service has announced its intention to hold a competition for the position of Senior Executive Architect post in Dublin City Council.

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