Cathal Crimmins Architect


From small projects to extensive schemes, conservation and restoration to new buildings, and from domestic to commercial, Cathal Crimmins Architect provides a full range of architectural and design services. In consultation with the client, our ability to see the full potential in projects allows us to provide design solutions which deliver maximum practicality and inventive results. Attention to detail, sustainability, value for money, effective project management and building supervision are all integral parts of our design process.

The quality of our contemporary design and extensive experience in conservation and adaption have been acknowledged with significant architecture and conservation awards and accreditation to the highest level.

In addition to our design services, Cathal Crimmins Architect, accredited Grade 1 Conservation Architect has many years of building conservation experience gained on a wide range of historic building projects. These include conservation, repair and new works to protected structures and historic buildings within conservation areas. We provides conservation reports and consultancy to state bodies and private clients. We are continually involved in projects managed by other design teams, thus ensuring the preservation of our built heritage. Our approach to conservation is the sensitive incorporation of modern elements whilst retaining the historic fabric of a building.

Services Provided

  • Full Architectural Service
  • New Building Design
  • Refurbishments, Adaption and Extensions to Protected Structures and properties in Architectural Conservation Areas
  • Sustainable Design
  • Conservation Reports
  • Interior Design
  • Archaeological Services
  • Graphic Design
  • Condition assessments
  • Planning
  • Grant Applications
  • Conservation Specifications and Methodology
  • Historical research
  • Impact assessments
  • Planning Appeals
  • Listing/Inventories of urban and rural buildings
  • Advise on additions and delitions of Protected Structures on the Record of Protected Structures
  • Surveys
    Record of historic buildings in descriptive, drawn and photographic form, compiling an inventory of features.
  • Conservation Reports
    Required for planning and grant applications require a record of the structure, historic research, condition report, assessment of significance, appraisal of proposed developments, impact statements, justification of developments and specification and methodology.

Awards and Commendations

  • Irish Council for Social Housing’s (ICSH) Community Housing awards 2013
    National Community Housing Award – Homeless Services category
    – women’s refuge in Wicklow
  • Irish Council for, Social Housing’s (ICSH) Community Housing awards 2011
    National Community Housing Award – Homeless Services category
    – Viva House, women’s refuge in Dublin 15
  • RIAI Conservation Awards 2008
    – gate lodges at Castletown House
  • 2007 RIAI Regional Awards Exhibition 1997 ?????
    – women’s refuge in Kilmore
  • Dublin Living City Award 1996
    – Aoibhneas Housing Association
  • RIAI Irish Architecture Awards Exhibition 2006
     – housing in Ballymun
  • Opus awards 2005
    – women’s refuge at Cambridge Road
  • RIAI Triennial Housing Award 1992
    – sheltered housing in Ringsend for Dublin City Council
  • AAI New Irish Architecture High Commendations 1991
    – extension to house in Blackrock
    – mews house in Blackrock
  • RIAI ‘House of Dreams’ Exhibition 1995
    – three house conversions/extensions
  • Plan Magazine Regional Award for Architecture 1991
    – extension to regency house, Blackrock
  • 1996 RIAI Exhibition to Scandinavia 1987 ??????
    – sheltered housing in Ringsend
    – housing at Rutland Street / Summerhill
  • An Taisce Context Award 1985-1986
    – housing at Killinarden
  • Tribune Newspaper Arts Award 1985
    – sheltered housing in Ringsend
  • Plan Magazine Regional Award for Architecture 1986
    – sheltered housing in Ringsend
  • Tribune Newspaper Arts Award Nomination 1986
    – housing at Rutland Street / Summerhill
  • AAI New Irish Architecture Exhibition 1986
    – housing at Rutland Street / Summerhill


Cathal Crimmins Architect

BArch MArchSc MRIAI, Architect
Historic Building Consultant and RIAI Grade 1 Conservation Architect
Registered Architect under the Building Control Act 2007
Register of Conservation Skills Irish Georgian Society

Cathal worked with the leading Irish architectural practice, Scott Tallon Walker and later with Local Authority Architect’s departments in Dublin City and County involved with many award winning projects. He set up private practice in Dublin in 1990 and has since gained awards for architectural conservation, social housing and residential works.

Member of the RIAI Historical Building Committee
Member An Taisce, Irish Georgian Society and ICOMOS
Former member of the North of Ireland Historic Building Council
Former tutor in the post-graduate course Conservation of Towns and Buildings in UCD
Former tutor in the School of Architecture in DIT
Former juror for RIAI Conservation Awards
Former examiner for the RIAI Professional Practice Examination and member of the RIAI Committee on part M Building Regulations

Neil Crimmins Architect

Registered Architect under the Building Control Act 2007

Neil has worked for UCD and deBlacam and Meagher Architects.