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. Joe is a Registered Architect and has been a member of the RIAI  ( Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) since 1999.  He 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, a member of the Irish Georgian Society and has served as a jury member assessing the annual RIAI Architecture Awards.

Prior to establishing Lawrence and Long Architects, Joe worked with architectural offices in the United States, Australia and with de Blacam and Meagher Architects in 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 in 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 large scale residential projects through his involvement with projects in University College Dublin and private clients who are developing apartment and high-density residential schemes and hotels buildings on many sites.

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

Since joining Lawrence and Long Architects in 2010, Amélie’s projects have included numerous private residential work and public and private conservation projects. Amelie, as Project Architect, recently delivered a very large and complex residential project, located in an Architectural Conservation Area and is now working on as Project Architect for the construction of a new Apartment building consisting of 39 no. x units in Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin.


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 project Architect to a project in Tara, Co. Meath, also winning a RIAI Award in 2015. Helen completed working on re-habilitating two brick warehouse buildings on Dublin's Quays, which were both honoured with awards in the 2016 and 2017 RIAI Annual Architecture Awards.  Helen has just finished working as Project Architect on a private residential project in Co. Wicklow and is now working on a large healthcare project in South County Dublin and on a number of projects with IPUT involving the adaption and conservation of Protected Structures.

Thomas Comerford (Architect)

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 at the 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 beautifully crafted presentation drawings.

Thomas is currently Project Architect working on a mixed residential scheme containing high-end housing units and apartments and has just recently delivered a meticulous restoration of a large Georgian townhouse in Dublin's Fitzwilliam Square, reverting to private use.

Matthew Murphy (Architect)

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 Part III qualified Architect, a Registered Architect and fully competent in BC(A)R inspections and associated site reports.

At Lawrence and Long, Matthew has worked on a number of conservation and high-end residential projects involving refurbishment and new works to Georgian buildings in Dublin.  Matthew as Project Architect recently delivered a new hotel building on a tight, infil site in Ranelagh, Dublin, which comprises of a complex brief of basement cinema, ground floor lobby and bar, bedrooms at first and second floor level with a rooftop restaurant at third floor level. This project - The Devlin, was awarded Winner in the Leisure section of the 2019 Architect and Building of the Year Awards.  Currently, Matthew is working on a new commercial office building located on Thomas Street, Dublin and a new 120 bedroom hotel in Galway city.

Katie Wolahan (Architect)

Katie Wolahan 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 architect and constantly produces fine presentation drawings, aswell as collages. Since joining Lawrence and Long in 2016, Katie has worked as senior Architect on a complex, bespoke conservation project together with delivering high quality residential work to a range of Protected Structures in Dublin. Katie is currently Project Architect on 2 no. x high end, residential projects in Sandymount and Donnybrook in Dublin.

Jack Byrne (Architect)

Jack Byrne graduated with a 2.1 honours, from SAUL, the School of Architecture at University of Limerick.  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 a skilled Architects and draftsman and produces very careful 3D drawings and images. Jack is currently working as Project Architect on a large and complex project, which requires careful co-ordination of built in joinery with mechanical and electrical services to a private residence on Shrewsbury Road and a new contemporary residence in Palmerston Park, in south Dublin.

Shane Reid (Architect)

Shane Reid qualified from DIT Dublin School of Architecture in Bolton Street, with a first class honours degree in Architecture in 2014, receiving a 1:1. Soon after graduating Shane worked with LID architects in Berlin, Germany for a year before returning to Dublin to work with de Blacam and Meagher Architects for two years, where he worked on a project on Inis Meain of the Aran Islands and large secondary school in County Kildare. 

Shane is a skilled Architect and designer and produces beautiful and carefully considered architectural drawings.  Shane is currently heading Lawrence and Long's transition to BIM using the latest 3D software of Vectorworks. In addition Shane is working on a private equestrian Stud Farm in County Kildare and a complex conservation project consisting of the provision of 18 no. x apartments within 3 Georgian buildings, all Protected Structures.

Aoife O'Halloran (Architect)

Aoife graduated with a first class honours degree from University College Dublin.  Aoife's fifth year dissertation was awarded best in the School of Architecture and was further nominated for the RIBA's President's Medal.   

Aoife has excellent computer drawing skills with Vectorworks and produces careful computer generated 3D images using v-ray and photoshop.  Aoife is currently Project Architect on a scheme of four new townhouses in Ranelagh, Dublin and is working on a number of conservation led projects involving the preparation of carefully detailed drawings on a variety of Protected Structures.


Paul Weedle (Architect)

Paul studied in the School of Architecture at University College Dublin, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2017 and later with a First Class honours Masters degree from U.C.D.  Paul also studied for a year in Lund University, Sweden.  Before joining Lawrence and Long, Paul worked with Henchion Reuter Architects in Dublin and later with Carr Cotter Naessens Architects in Cork.

Paul is currently working on a mixed-use building in Amiens Street, which involves conservation works to Georgian building and the construction of a new infil building incorporating an open atrium to the adjacent two plots. 

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