Proud to announce our Tramore Public Realm Scheme on behalf of Waterford Council was awarded a Commendation at the 2023 RIAI awards in the Public Space and Urban Design category. Congratulations to all winners and entrants. It was important for us to showcase how innovative and creative design can overcome obstacles to deliver pedestrian friendly environments within our towns and villages.
dhbArchitects were a ‘Finalist’ of the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2018 for their ‘Apple Market’ project in Waterford city in the ‘Building of the Year – Public’ category. The awards were held in the Round Room at the Mansion House Dublin, on Thursday the 4th of October.
dhbArchitects were awarded the 2018 Irish Construction Industry Award for the ‘Apple Market’ in the ‘Tourism & Hospitality Project of the Year’ category. This award was presented to Máire Henry of dhbArchitects at the awards night on Thursday June 14th at the CityWest Hotel, Dublin. Pictured at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2018 are Alan Fograty (presenter) & Máire Henry.
dhbArchitects were a ‘Finalist’ of the 2018 Irish Construction Industry Awards, for their ‘Apple Market, Waterford’ project, in the ‘Construction Project of the Year’ category.
dhbArchitects received a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate for their Pembrokestown Coach House, Co. Waterford’ project in the ‘Conservation/Restoration’ category. The awards were held in the Mansion House in Dublin on Friday the 23rd of June.
dhbArchitects were ‘Finalists’ in the 2017 Building and Architect of the Year Awards in the ‘Conservation Award for a Single Building or Development’ category, for their ‘Pembrokestown Coach House’ project. The awards were held on Thursday June 8th 2017.
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
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
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
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.