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Double Awards for Brian Dunlop Architects at the Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards 2014

Published: Friday, November 28, 2014

Brian Dunlop Architects

Rosbercon Parish Church


On Saturday 15th of December Brian Dunlop Architects won the Small Business of the Year 2014 award at the Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards 2014 held at Lyrath Estate Hotel.  The practice were also awarded for the Overall Business of the Year award.  “We were totally amazed when we heard our name called out” noted Brian.  “When we think of the calibre & quality of recent winners of the award we are so proud that our business of 4 people and only 4 years old has been recognised in the same light.  I’d like to thank Nicola, Carol, & Ed for all of their dedicated and professional work over the past years and to give a special mention to all of our clients past & present who have afforded us the opportunity to work on their projects and to allow us do what we do.  We take such pride in our work and all of our projects that we are humbled that in a city with such great business’ that we have been recognised for our work and service provision”.   

“We will endeavour to retain our high standards into the future but in the interim we are delighted with the award and look forward to what is in store in 2015!”

Brian Dunloap Architects

About Brian Dunlop Architects

Brian Dunlop Architects is an energetic and design led architectural practice committed to delivering high quality bespoke architectural projects through a professional service.  Based at 11 Patrick Street the team of Brian, his wife Nicola, Carol Cantwell & Edward Doyle provide a broad range of architectural, project management, interior design, health and safety, and master planning design services.

The practice was established in March 2010 in difficult economic times for the construction sector but from small beginnings the practice has grown significantly and is now working on commissions of residential extensions, one off houses, second and third level education buildings, healthcare, religious, and leisure projects.

The practice is based around a quality team now notes Brian, a team where everyone understands that we do in procuring buildings we do every day but for a lot of our clients they will do this once or twice in their lifetime.  “We aim to assist our clients by removing obstacles such as red tape, fear of the unknown & uncertainty, we bridge the gap between a client and a contractor, and between the client and their dream building”.

When I set up this business in 2010 one of the first things I wrote down was “design excellence, professional service”.  That remains the practice goal.  I intended that everything I did after that would assist the business in establishing that goal and then ultimately maintaining that goal.  This remains true today.  In 2013 we were delighted to be awarded the Small Business of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce and that was a significant boost to the team and to our clients who provide us and trust us with the commissions that allow us to do what we do”.

Currently the practice is ISO 9001 Accredited for the provision of architectural services, a registered Practice Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, and also Grade III Conservation Accredited for working on protected structures.  “We are currently working on Phase 01 of the renovation & restoration of St. Mary’s Cathedral, the largest religious project in the Diocese of Ossory, we are nearing completion of the new extension at Gaelscoil Osraí, and we have just handed over our first new building at the Institute of Technology in Carlow.  Along with these we are on site with a number of bespoke one off houses which we really enjoy designing, refining, and seeing through to completion- there is nothing quite like seeing  the delight on a client’s face when something wonderful appears on site in front of them!”.

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