Howley Hayes Cooney Architecture

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(formerly Howley Hayes Architects)
19 Rock Hill
A94 D235
Co. Dublin
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Lead Partner

James Howley


  • Mr. James Howley: FRIAI Conservation Grade 1
  • Ms. Fionnuala Hayes: MRIAI
  • Mr. Conor Cooney: MRIAI
  • Practice Profile

  • Skills: 1. Contemporary buildings in sensitive landscapes and historic contexts 2. Creative adaptation of existing buildings 3. Conservation and repair of historic buildings and places 4. Conservation Plans and Masterplans 5. Specialist Ecclesiastical Architects 6. Specialised knowledge of fire damage to historic buildings 7. Housing and urban regeneration 8. Community planning 9. Hospitality design, hotels, tea rooms and restaurants 10. Visitor facilities & amenities in sensitive locations 11. Interior and furniture design 12. Garden design.
  • Projects

  • We are a design led practice working at the intersection of contemporary design and creative conservation. Throughout thirty-five years of practice we have established a strong design ethos with particular emphasis on creativity, collaboration and context. Our work includes - the design of new contemporary buildings; the adaptive reuse of existing buildings and the creative conservation of many important historic buildings and places. Our projects range in scale from large new buildings in sensitive receiving environments such as the new visitor centre for the Dublin Bay Biosphere on Bull Island, to the most specialist of conservation repairs as at St Bartholomew’s church on Clyde Rd. Please visit our website for a selection of completed and ongoing work.
  • Awards

  • RIAI Awards: 2021, 2021, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • RIAI Triennial Silver Medal for Conservation (Highly Commended) 2002-2004 (Brown Clayton Column)
  • RIAI Biennial Silver Medal for Housing (Commended) 2003-2004 (Balgaddy)
  • RIAI Triennial Silver Medal for Conservation (Highly Commended) 2008-2010 (Church of St Carthage, Rahan)
  • Irish Georgian Society Awards: 2014, 2012, 2011
  • An Taisce Ellison Award 2018
  • Plan Expo Awards: 2008, 2005
  • Opus Awards: 2005, 2004
  • Europa Nostra Prize: 2002
  • RIBA Award: (UK) 2000
  • Construction Excellence Award: 2000
  • Civic Trust Award: (UK) 1990