Versatile, multi-national, innovative architectural practice with in depth working knowledge of many building types including office, educational, health, residential, retail and leisure projects.

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Each project is underpinned by a careful and sensitive approach combining sustainable technologies and use of quality building materials. Particular emphasis is placed on exploiting daylight and natural ventilation to promote wellbeing and reduce energy dependency.

The practice is a fully registered member of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects in Ireland) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and is a private limited company holding full professional indemnity insurance.

Lawrence and Long Architects have considerable experience dealing with Protected Structures, are RIAI accredited Conservation Grade II Architects and members of the Irish Georgian Society.

The office utlilses both up to date CAD and 3D imaging software, and traditional skills of drawing and physical model-making when developing scheme designs and in the preparation of detailed production information.


Joe Lawrence (Director)

Joe Lawrence qualified from the School of Architecture of University College Dublin in 1994. He is a Registered Architect and has been a member of the RIAI  ( Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) since 1999.  Joe is a member of the AAI (Architectural Association of Ireland) and is an international member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Joe is a RIAI accredited Grade II Conservation Architect and a member of the Irish Georgian Society.

Prior to establishing Lawrence and Long Architects, Joe worked with architectural offices in the United States, Australia and Dublin on variety of residential, conservation and office projects, many of which have won RIAI, AAI and Europa Nostra Awards.

Pierre Long (Director)

Pierre Long qualified from University College Dublin in 1992 and is a member of the RIAI (Royal Institute of Irish Architects) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). Pierre is a current and permanent tutor at the School of Architecture at UCD since 2002, teaching Building Technology. Pierre has worked in architectural offices in Paris and London and on award winning projects with de Blacam and Meagher Architects throughout Ireland.

Pierre has a particular interest in educational and residential projects through his involvement with projects at University College Dublin and private clients.

Amélie Conway (Associate)

Amélie Conway was educated at University College Dublin and Universität Liechtenstein. Amélie is a Registered Architect, a member of the RIAI and holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Science (Hons). Amélie has won several architectural awards  including Best Final Year Dissertation at UCD School of Architecture and was nominated for the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards. Since joining Lawrence and Long Architects in 2010, Amélie’s projects have included numerous private houses and public and private conservation projects.

Amélie was awarded commendations for a number of competitions and exhibitions with NósWorkshop - a collaboration of five Dublin based architects, investigating new interventions to form public spaces.

Helen Kelly (Associate)

Helen Kelly holds a Professional Diploma in Architecture, a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Science (Hons), graduating from University College Dublin in 2009 . Helen previously worked with Seán Harrington Architects and was a key member with the design and construction of the new canopies to Meeting House Square, in Temple Bar. Helen’s personal work, - "A Space for Learning" has been exhibited at the Irish Architecture Foundation.

Helen joined Lawrence and Long Architects in 2011 and was the Project Architect for 'Wainscotted' on Northumberland Road, which won a RIAI award in 2014 and has just completed working on rehabiltating a brick warehouse building on Dublin's Quays, which was awarded a conservation award in the 2016 RIAI Architecture Awards.

Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) degree from DIT Bolton Street, Dublin, as well a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Hons) in Fine Art (Printmaking) from LSAD, Limerick Institute of Technology. Thomas has won a number architectural awards including for the RIAI Travelling Scholarship Award 2010. Thomas has been a member of the Cork and Limerick Printmakers and contributed to their biannual group exhibitions. At Lawrence and Long Architects, Thomas's projects have included  several projects at University College Dublin as well as high-end residential projects for private Clients. Thomas also is a talented model maker and enjoys making intricate architectural models and producing crafted presentation drawings.

Thomas is currently working on a mixed residential scheme containing high end housing units and apartments.

Maeve Mansfield

Maeve Mansfield qualified from the CCAE School of Architecture Cork with a first class honours BSc in Architecture in 2011 and a Masters in Architecture with Distinction. Maeve was awarded the title of UCC College Scholar for 2009 and 2011. Maeve together with a colleague, Mary Aird, established an architectural practice - 'Makeshift Architects' in 2013, and conducted a series of public architecture workshops.  Maeve enjoys teaching and was engaged by UCC as a first year tutor in Architectural History and Theory and Construction in the Cork School of Architecture in 2013.

Maeve is currently working on conservation works to a large brick warehouse building on Dublin quays aswell as a complex high-end residential project in Wicklow.

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy qualified with a 2.1 honours Bachelor of Architecture from the DIT Dublin School of Architecture in Bolton Street  after working as an intern architect with Monadnock Architecten in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and a further year with Garbhan Doran Architects in Dublin in 2011. Matthew is fully competent working with 3D computer modeling programmes including 3D Studio Max and Rhino. Since qualifying, Matthew worked as a Part II Architect with an architectural practice in County Clare before joining Lawrence and Long, where Matthew has worked on a number of conservation projects.

Matthew is currently working on as project architect on a hotel project on an existing urban site in Dublin, which comprises of a basement together with a rooftop restaurant and bar and assocaited terrace.

Alejandro Martinez

Alejandro Martinez del Rio graduated with distinction in his Masters in Architecture from the Polytechnical University of Valencia, in Spain. Since then Alex worked with Sanahuja and Partners in Valencia, before joining Lawrence and Long Architects.

Alex is a very talented draftsman and produces beautiful hand drawings with both pencil and ink. Currently Alex is working on a high-end residential project in South County Dublin.

Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne graduated with a 2.1 honours, from SAUL, the School of Architecture at University of Limerick. Since then, Jack worked in Fab Lab, a space in Limerick City that aims to explore digital fabrication with architecture and design.  Since 2014 Jack worked with Hugh Kelly Architects for two years, working on a variety of commercial, residential and fit-out projects. Jack's work "Geodesic Dome' and "Just left of Copernicus' were exhibited at VISUAL, in Carlow and were published in Irish Architecture journals.  

Jack is currently working on a complex project, which requires careful co-ordination of built in joinery with mechanical and electrical services.

Katie Wolahan

Katie Wolohan graduated from the Dublin School of Architecture at DIT Bolton Street with a 2.1 honours degree. Katie has worked on high-end residential refurbishments of existing houses in South West London with Tigg + Coll Architects based in London, followed by working on a range of high-end residential and commercial projects with ODOS Architects based in Dublin.

Katie is a skilled model maker and enjoys producing fine presentation drawings aswell as collages. Since joining Lawrence and Long, Katie is working on a complex, bespoke conservation project together with assisting on a large commercial project.

Awards & Publications

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Lawrence and Long Architects have been shortlisted and have received numerous awards for quality design since the practice was established in 2005.

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Contemporary work by this practice regularly features in architectural publications, interior magazines and newspapers.

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Lawrence and Long Architects are RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland), Accredited Conservation Grade II Architects and members of the Irish Georgian Society.

Completed conservation projects include public and private period properties of National and Regional importance throughout Ireland, England and France.

Lawrence and Long Architects have significant experience in refurbishing historic properties to meet fire safety and disabled access requirements, with sensitively considered and carefully designed innovative solutions which maintain the integrity of the original fabric.

The practice is well recognised in working with historic buildings and refurbishing, modifying and extending Protected Structures to a very high quality and has been honoured with RIAI and AAI Architectural Awards for their work with existing buildings.

Lawrence and Long's work with Protected Structures and buildings of historical interest has received numerous architectural awards.

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Lawrence and Long Architects place particular emphasis on designing buildings which harness daylight and natural ventilation to the benefit of buildings. Sustainable technologies are carefully integrated wherever appropriate and economic. Materials are considered for their quality and long term durability.

The practice places a particular emphasis on working with natural materials which are sustainability sourced.

Lawrence and Long work with consultants who have leading experience in environmental design and constantly aim to integrate sustainably designed technical solutions in projects.

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Lawrence and Long Architects
23 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ireland. D04 DF44

Phone: +353 1 661 9206