architecture & design


nineteeneighty is a cross-disciplinary studio, focused on architecture and design, film and research. We seek innovative ways to practise architecture and are interested in using traditional skills of spatial intelligence in different ways and contexts.


Each design project is unique: unique clients, a unique brief and a unique site. Collaboration is key; being able to communicate and discuss ideas, explain the processes involved and come to shared solutions. We work with both existing and new buildings; on domestic, commercial and cultural briefs, on projects large and small. Each project is bespoke.

Selected Awards

  • Award winner. 2021 Irish Architecture Awards. Workplace and Fit-Out Category.

  • Award winner. 2020 Irish Architecture Awards. Workplace and Fit-Out Category.

  • Arts Council of Ireland COVID-19 Crisis Response Award recipient.

  • Winner. Interior Design & Fit-Out Awards, Architecture & Building Expo 2018.

  • Recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Architecture Bursary 2016.

  • Shortlisted for the Best International Project at the UK Brick Awards 2014.

  • Commended at the Interior Design & Fit-Out Awards, Architecture Expo 2014.

  • Winner. Best Emerging Practice Award at the Irish Architecture Awards, 2013.


The services we offer range from initial measured surveys through to sketch design, tender, and pricing, on-site management and contract administration. Designs are elaborated and communicated through physical and 3-d models, drawings and sketches.

We are members of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. We are accredited as health & safety Project Supervisor Design Projects and are Accredited in Conservation Architecture Grade III. We have established relationships with structural engineers, contractors, specialist subcontractors and quantity surveyors.

  • Award-winning architectural design, specialising  in bespoke residential, commercial fit-outs and installations

  • Project Management from inception through to site supervision and contractual administration

  • Planning, building regulation and other statutory services

  • Furniture, interiors and bespoke internal joinery

  • External landscaping

  • House buying visits and consultations

  • RIAI Accredited Conservation Architect

  • RIAI Accredited Project Supervisor Design Process for health and safety

  • Planning Reports and appeals to local authorities and An Bord Pleanála

  • Provision of Fire Safety and Disability Access Certificates with specialist consultants


Land Registry First Registration legal maps, in accordance with the requirements of the Property Registration Authority.

A quotation can be provided within 24 hours of the initial enquiry.

The required OSI map is identified, purchased and prepared for the individual property, with an OSI reproduction licence and the licence number quoted on all the maps produced.

Declaration of Identity maps can also be provided, in conjunction with the client’s solicitor.


What is the typical process?

Each project is particular and requires a specific scope of services. Typically, after an initial consultation and agreeing a fee proposal, a project begins with a measured survey and works through a number of sketch designs. These are then developed in more detail, and either taken to planning or to tender. The work of other consultants is incorporated. Documents are prepared for pricing from a number of contactors. After negotiations the project is taken to site. The architect administers a contract between client and contractor and is involved in project management, including certifying payments, snagging and managing the defects period after completion.

Can we meet to discuss the project?

Consultations generally take place at the property or site, to discuss the desired scope of work and go through a portfolio of previous work. A fee proposal and scope of services is sent through after this.

How are fees calculated?

Generally fees are based on a percentage of the estimated budget, allocated over a number of fixed work stages.


Selected Collaborators

  • Cillian Briody

  • James Flaus

  • Aoibhaean Ní Mhearáin, Anima Architects

  • David Maher Consulting Engineers

  • Hugh Stones, Structural Engineer

  • Francis Matthews, Daylight Modelling

  • Iona Renovations & Carpentry Ltd.

  • The Irish Architecture Foundation

  • Keystone Construction, Dublin

  • Low Key Building Services, Dublin

  • Niamh O’Reilly, Structural Engineer

  • Sandra Plantos, Architectural Renders

  • Tom Doyle, Maintenance-Plus

  • Paul Quinn, Film-making and Architectural Photography

  • Kendra Developments Ltd.

  • Alice Clancy, Architectural Photography

  • Leinster Facility Services Ltd.

Please get in contact; we’re excited to discuss your project.