Blog ‘Public Realm’

January 2, 2018 6:09 pm

dhbArchitects designed the recently completed Apple Market Canopy in Waterford City, Ireland as part of a larger programme of works involving the upgrade and renewal of a number of streets and public spaces in the City Centre. Based on this experience we would like to share a number of lessons learnt. 1. Public Realm is all of those publicly owned spaces between buildings in our towns and cities. It includes streets, pavements, cycle lanes, public squares, parks and public car parking areas. Public Realm design requires looking at all these spaces including above and below them! It involves the things you can see such as stone paving, road finishes, trees & planting, lighting, street furniture and signage. Equally it involvesread more

Blog ‘Office Refurbishment’

December 21, 2017 4:50 pm

dhbArchitects have worked on a number of office refurbishment projects where clients have opted to relocate their business into old properties closer to the centre of towns. Quite often the buildings are protected structures which means that the planning authority considers them to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical point of view. Whilst there are significant challenges from an architectural perspective there are many opportunities and the end result is an exciting mix of ‘old & new’ which respects the historical significance of the building but equally celebrates modernity through technology, material selection, bespoke furniture, lighting and overall ambiance. Below is a non exhaustive list of lessons learned: 01: Finding compatibleread more

Creative Identities Forum

November 17, 2017 12:59 pm

On Wednesday 15th of November, the Creative Identities series concludes with ‘Identity, Urban Regeneration and Community Integration’ where a panel of speakers will provide an insight into the changing urban landscape of Waterford City. Ventures like the Apple Market and the proposed Cultural Quarter Plan will be discussed, against wider implications of evolving communities, by panelists which include Máire Henry, DHB Architects and Department of Architecture WIT, Katherine Collins, Senior Executive Librarian, Waterford City and County Council, Hillary Coghlan, Triangle Marketing, Dr. Richard Hayes, Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Transformation

Irish Architecture Awards 2017

July 20, 2017 11:42 am

dhbArchitects were ‘Highly Commended’ for the conservation and restoration of Pembrokestown Coach House in Co. Waterford, as part of the RIAI’s 2017 Irish Architecture Awards.

Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017

July 20, 2017 11:37 am

dhbArchitects won the Conservation Award for a Single Building or Development category for the ‘Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017’ for the conservation and restoration of Pembrokestown Coach House in Co. Waterford.

Best Buildings in Ireland 2017 Award

April 8, 2017 10:51 am

dhbArchitects won the Conservation category of the ‘Best Buildings in Ireland 2017’ awards organised by Construction Media Group (CMG) for the conversion and restoration of an 18th Coach House in Pembrokestown, Co.Waterford.

Irish Building Project of the Year Award

December 2, 2011 8:36 am

dhbArchitects are pleased to announce that Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co Waterford has been voted ‘Irish Building Project of the Year’ at the CMG Building and Design Awards 2011. This award was presented to Fintan Duffy and Maire Henry of dhbArchitects at the awards night on Friday 2nd December in Dublin. Pictured at the CMG Building and Design Awards 2011 from l to r: Dr Louis Gunnigan (ICPMA), Fintan Duffy (dhbArchitects), Maire Henry (dhbArchitects), Ivan Yates (MC)