"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:
- 1. 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.
2. Work to achieve excellence in the ordinary.
3. Consider places before buildings so that new developments contribute positively to public spaces.
4. Learn form the past in creating architecture that matches the quality and longevity of earlier periods.
5. Facilitate architecture that is contemporary, performing to the highest environmental standards, concerned with climate change and culturally cosmopolitan.
The office designs and commissions a wide range of construction projects and we aim to achieve the highest standards for the people who use our buildings. The quality of the work produced can be seen in the range of awards which many of these schemes have received.
The work of City Architect’s Division is focused on the following key areas:
For the latest news and updates visit the City Architects blog
Pivot Dublin: using design for positive change
Pivot Dublin is an initiative led by City Architects which promotes design to make positive change in the city whether social, cultural, economic or environmental. The website, www.pivotdublin.com, is a resource giving access all aspects of design in the city, from architecture to interaction design and acting as a networking point for the activity and energy of Dublin’s design sectors.
Report a Dangerous Building
If you are concerned that a structure is or is likely to become dangerous you can contact the Dangerous Buildings Section here
Contact the Conservation Officer
The Conservation Officer is the Council’s advisor on the protection of protected structures and historic neighbourhoods. The Officer’s role includes advising on planning applications, Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) proposals and forward planning proposals. If you have a query about protected structures you can access the Conservation Officer service here
Explore Dublin's historical and contemporary architecture
As well as having a rich architectural heritage, recent years have seen a thriving contemporary architecture scene in Dublin – you can find out more about it here
* Quote by Declan McGonagle, Director, NCAD, speaking here