Residential Design Specialists

Individually tailored homes

Newbuild ⬩ Rebuild

We create new homes from scratch and new homes from existing buildings.

Our extensive experience in residential work includes gaining planning permission in diverse settings. Sometimes the most viable option to create a new home in Dublin is to demolish and rebuild much of an old one.

Extension ⬩ Reconfiguration

We specialise in transforming & enlarging early- to mid-twentieth century houses into family homes for life, while carefully balancing planning considerations, cost, sustainability & practicality. Many of these houses are executor sales which require full energy upgrades, so that often there is as much building work within the existing building shell.

Refurbishment ⬩ Conservation

Many people are drawn to the details of older properties - from Georgian townhouses to Art-Deco terraces.

Whether a protected structure or not, many of these possess attractive & often unique characteristics that our expertise can protect and enhance in creating something new and fresh.


House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House extension, Milltown, Dublin 6
House rebuild, Churchtown, Dublin 14
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W
House rebuild, Terenure, Dublin 6W

We lead your project from Concept to Completion


We work closely with our clients, discussing ideas and concerns, exploring every possibility with drawings so the design can evolve to match their aspirations, lifestyle and budget.

We thoroughly discuss everything from light switches to floor finishes and prepare detailed drawings of all fixtures & fittings to minimise potentially expensive changes at construction stage.


By using the latest work practices such as Building Information modelling (BIM) software, we lead the project with certainty and efficiency while guaranteeing compliance with all relevant Irish & European building regulations.

We write comprehensive specifications and take care to design everything down to the smallest bespoke detail to exceed performance requirements and achieve high Building Energy Ratings.


We pride ourselves on the meticulous drawings we carefully produce. We ensure this high quality continues into the built product by reviewing all potential contractors prior to any work commencing.

We are actively involved in the construction stage. We have extensive experience liaising with contractors & consultants to assure the project stays on time, in budget and to the high quality our clients expect.

About us

We used to make lego houses as children...

The blocks might be bigger now (and there's more paperwork) but we still love it.

Since being founded in a granite coach house near Ranelagh, Dublin in 2011, we have grown and expanded but continue to bring enthusiasm and care to each project we are involved in.

We are dedicated to delivering carefully designed unique homes. We pride ourselves in leading projects from concept to completion and everything in between, resulting in beautiful buildings and delighted clients.

The practice is registered with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and The Royal Institute of British Architects and holds an accreditation in Conservation (Grade III) and he RIAI Environmental CPD accreditation.


2020 "Best of Houzz" - Service
2019 Interior Architecture + Design Awards - Highly Commended
2018 RIAI Awards - Highly Commended
2017 "Best of Houzz" - Design
2016 RIAI Awards - Highly Commended
2016 RIAI Awards - Public Choice Award nominee
2016 AAI Awards - Special Mention
2014 DOCOMOMO Limerick City of Culture - Finalist
2013 EUROPAN Germany / Nuremberg - Shortlisted Finalist
2013 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Vision Competition- 3rd Prize
2013 DOCOMOMO Central Bank Competition - Finalist
2012 RIAI DCU Entrance Competition - Commended
2012 RIAI Awards - Commended
2012 Nominee for RIAI Public Choice Award
2011 RIBA Sustainable Housing Awards Shortlisted
2011 Winner- 'Designing from the Inside out' (Germany)
2011 RIAI Awards - Commended
2011 Nominee for RIAI Public Choice Award
2011 AAI Awards - Special Mention
2010 Joint Winner - Q5 Waltrovka Competition
(with Criona Nangle)


David Flynn

B.Sc(Arch) B.Arch MRIAI RIBA

Vanessa Carron


Tamara Decroux


New project?

Tell us about your project

We are open to enquiries from anybody with an open mind and an interest in where they live.

Please click on the link above or call the office and we'll jot down some information about the project.

We will then come back to you to let you know about our availability to take on the project and arrange an initial consultation.

If we are concerned about the viability of your project, we may flag it at this stage also.

First meeting in our office

Having had a quick look at the project, the first consulation takes place in our office.

This is a chance to introduce ourseleves, familiarise ourselves with your property, talk through what you have in mind, budgets, timescales and how we work.

The first meeting will answer many of the most pressing queries that people are concerned about.

We can often print out a certain amount of information about the property before the meeting, but it's really useful to see photos of the house or site as it stands.

Formal fee proposal

Once we've got a clear idea of what is involved we issue a detailed fee proposal setting out the fees.

This will include:
▸our conditions of engagement
▸fees structure and invoicing schedule
▸information about other consultants
▸other expenses likely to arise
▸general information in relation to Health & Safety and Building Control

All going well, this becomes the contract document that is signed before we start work. We normally aim to start work within 1 month of receiving the signed fee agreement and confirmation of this is included as part of the fee proposal.

    David Flynn Architects Limited is a Registered Company in Ireland (No. 567835.) Registered Office: 1 Saint James' Terrace, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin D06 XK60. VAT Registration Number IE3414632CH. The practice is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Registered Architectural Practice with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (No. 13019.) International Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (No. 20004636.) The practice holds accreditations in Conservation (Grade III,) Health & Safety Project Supervisor (Design Stage) and Environmental CPD.

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