We are an award-winning, Dublin based architecture practice offering a broad range of experience and specialist expertise in high quality, innovative and sustainable design to both public and private sector clients

Established in 2014, desiun Architects offer expertise across a range of sectors:

 

COMMERCIAL 

With extensive experience on new build, refurbishment and re-fit of existing and protected structures; desiun Architects can provide Architectural consultancy services on all levels of commercial projects, including showrooms, offices & re-fit, energy audits and building fabric upgrades, retail fit-outs and feasibility studies.  We engage with and develop the project brief based on the client’s needs and ambition. We bring specialist expertise and explore innovative design approaches to gain the best result, both in terms of urban planning, quality environment and asset enhancement, for each project. 

 

HOUSING

We have extensive experience in both public and private sector housing including; Sheltered housing; High-support housing for assisted living & for enabled living; Housing designed to facilitate ageing-in-place; General needs Social Housing; Speculative commercial residential apartments and houses; High-end residences; and high density urban infill housing. dSA have researched many aspects of the changing regulatory & funding environment in the Housing sector and has prepared reports on the new Voluntary Regulatory Code for Approved Housing Bodies and on the various funding models available to the Voluntary Housing sector, and can provide assistance to AHB's in both design and regulatory compliance issues.

 

HEALTHCARE

desiun Architects offers clients an in-depth knowledge of Healthcare regulatory frameworks and guides including; Health Building Notes (HBN), Health Technical Memorandum (HTM), Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA) guidelines, Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) publications & National Guidelines on Control of Aspergillosis (NDSC), etc. This expertise allows desiun Architects to offer extended services in architectural consultancy, including Employer's Representative, brief formulation and procurement advice to public and private sector clients.

 

EDUCATION

The practice has specific experience in delivering demanding Education projects in tight urban sites incorporating complex conservation issues; highly serviced laboratories and engineering workshops; lecture theatres and demonstration rooms.

 

RESIDENTIAL

We offer a complete service to the residential sector including; high quality one-off residences & extensions; multiple housing units; specialist care homes & adaptions; and speculative apartment and residential developments.  

 

 

MÍCHEÁL DE SIÚN MRIAI

Director

Mícheál has particular expertise in the design of residential & commercial projects, having delivered both large scale social housing, and high-value  residential developments. He has also specialist experience in realising Healthcare projects both in acute care, and with specific programmes such as mental health facilities and dementia care.

 

Mícheál has worked extensively in public procurement and, since their introduction, with the Public Works Forms of Contract, including acting as ER and as lead consultant in various conciliation and mediation procedures. He is adept at working within Public Procurement and regulatory frameworks.

 

Mícheál has strong design skills focused always to practical, elegant solutions to client needs and is an able communicator, presenting designs & ideas to various audiences, user groups and clients in a clear, accessible manner.

FLORIAN LEAVY MRIAI

 

Associate

Florian has experience in a broad range of project types, from high-end residential, boutique fit-out, to large-scale complex public contracts. A graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Florian has practiced with a number of Dublin's foremost design led firms, including award-winning work with De Blacam and Meagher, Denis Byrne Architects, ABK and DTA Architects.

Florian has also gathered extensive experience in public procurement during her time at the Office of Public Works (OPW) including work on the Protected Structures such as the Teagasc School of Horticulture in the Botanic Gardens. Her work on the revitalisation of a rural Garda Station was highly commended and her time at the OPW saw Florian awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Gold Medal for professional practice.

Florian enjoys engaging with clients, presenting clear exciting ideas that have relevance to a client's ambition. With an approachable attitude and keen organisation, Florian brings a coherent vision of what can be achieved on any project.

CLIENTS Desiun Architects pride themselves on client service, and development of excellent client relationships by engaging with, and understanding, our clients' requirements and ambitions. Through delivery of outstanding design, procurement advice and knowledgeable feasibility studies we have established a list of exceptional clients in the Public and Private Sectors with whom we have worked and are working;

TESTIMONIALS

Jason Hobson-Shaw

Regional Director - Aecom

Aecom has worked successfully with desiun Architects on a number of consulting projects. We found them to be professional and highly knowledgeable in statutory and best practice guidelines in the design of healthcare facilities. They integrated seamlessly with the design team and their input was integral to the smooth delivery of the project. We would have no hesitation in recommending desiun Architects for architectural consultancy services

Prof. Mary McCarron

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences - Trinity College Dublin

Mícheál de Siún was project architect on a ground-breaking dementia care building project where principles of person centred care and a strengths based approach underpinned all aspects of the design. Willow View, and Meadow View Specialist Dementia Homes have been extremely well received in the dementia care arena by staff, academic peers and by the residents now living here. The homes won ‘Specialist Care Centre of the Year’ and ‘Building project of the year’ in the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2014 and are the subject of an academic publication: Achieving Quality Environments for Person Centred Dementia Care. Mícheál’s input was extremely valuable ensuring the seamless integration of the highest building and energy efficiency standards while proving adept at engaging with the requirements of the client, the staff, and the service users, and resolving a building form and spaces that reflected the cutting-edge ambition behind the project. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mícheál as an architect to any prospective client.

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desiun Architects is a trading name of DESARC Ltd. Registered in Ireland No. 534625