Meitheal Architects

Practice Address
1 South Mall
Co. Cork
Practice Phone
Practice Mobile
Practice Website

Lead Partner

Patrick Joseph O Toole


  • Mr. Patrick Joseph O Toole: MRIAI, B.Sc.(Arch.Sc)Hons, B.Arch(Hons)
  • Mr. Mark Dignam: MRIAI, B.Sc(Arch.Sc), B.Arch
  • Practice Profile

  • Meitheal Architects was established in 2002 by a team of individuals who recognised the need for a more collaborative approach to design and project procurement. Adding value to each and every project, the team at Meitheal consists of highly skilled designers, architects, technologists and administrators who are enthusiastic and passionate about delivering quality design. We take the time to understand our client’s vision, placing emphasis on delivering value and nurturing long-term working relationships. With decades of industry experience, we understand that the most successful projects are those with a solid partnership built on strong communication and thoughtful design. Our team is led by three directors who strive to build strong relationships through a collaborative, cooperative approach. We create contemporary and innovative design-led solutions that are derived from the context of the site, its environs, and the objectives of the client. With our experience, and in-house expertise, we can offer: – Exceptional design solutions from our award-winning design team. – Industry-leading turnaround times. – In-depth industry knowledge of cost and regulatory standards. – A national reach and an international portfolio. – Full BIM capabilities across the practice. – Work practices accredited under ISO 9001:2015. – Designs compliant with the new nZEB standard. – BER assessment and compliance solutions. Our established relationships with planning personnel in key local authority’s and our success rate in achieving planning permission on projects where we have been the lead consultant, is testament to the appropriateness of our design and the collaborative partnership process we advocate.
  • Awards

  • National Property Awards 2022 - Placemaking Award winners
  • Irish Building and Design Awards 2022 - Shortlisted for Fit Out Project of the Year & Healthcare Project of the Year
  • Fit Out Awards 2022 - Shortlisted for Fit Out (Hospitality-Hotel)
  • Irish Building and Design Awards 2019 - Shortlisted for Tourism and Leisure Project of the Year
  • Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2019 - Shortlisted for Building Refurbishment for a Single Building or Development
  • Architecture and Building Expo 2019 - Shortlisted for the Interior Architecture & Design Awards
  • Building Types


  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Education

  • Schools 1st Level/2nd Level
  • Educational Ancillary Buildings
  • Health

  • Clinics / Health Centres
  • Manufacturing

  • Light Engineering
  • Warehouses
  • Workshops
  • Offices

  • Banks / Insurance Offices
  • Company Headquarters
  • Speculative Offices
  • Religious Buildings

  • Repair & Inspection of Religious Buildings
  • Residential

  • Residential Alterations / Extensions
  • Apartments / Flats
  • Housing Estates - Public
  • Housing Estates - Private
  • Single Houses
  • Housing Rehabiliation
  • Retail

  • Department Stores
  • Shopping Centres
  • Shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Sport and Recreation

  • Night Clubs
  • Golf / Sports Clubs
  • Sports & Leisure Centres
  • Skillsets


  • Disability Access Certificate
  • Building Access Audits
  • Urban Design Assessment
  • Construction Technology:

  • Fire Safety Certificate
  • PSDP
  • Conservation
  • Assigned Certifier
  • Design Certifier
  • BIM Services
  • Component Design

  • Interiors - Commercial
  • Interiors - Offices
  • Interiors - Residential
  • Office Planning
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Legal

  • Property Registration Maps
  • Declarations of Identity
  • Planning + Urban Design

  • Planning Appeals
  • Planning Consultancy
  • Sustainability

  • Energy Conservation / Insulation
  • BREEM / LEED Services