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About DKAD

“Outstanding Architecture for Homeowners and Small Business”

Diarmuid Kelly Architecture and Design was founded in 2008 to provide outstanding architecture to home owners and small business. We specialise in houses, house extensions, alterations to retail premises, office fitouts, and services related to these types of projects and buildings. We provide a complete professional service to our clients for all needs relating to their buildings; this service ranges from architectural design and procurement of building work, to Opinions in Compliance, surveys and the various administrative tasks legally required on commercial property such as Fire Safety Certificate Applications. Through a combination of design excellence and professional thoroughness we deliver outstanding value to our clients.

Design Ethos:

In 2009 DKAD collaborated with fellow architect TJ Hartnett on a design for the Galway Harbour Pier Architectural Competition. Our entry was one of ten shortlisted entries from around the world. While much of our work is in the area of professional advice and services to small business, we are primarily a highly skilled design practice and this outstanding level of ability is the reason why our work adds so much value to our clients. We believe that every new architectural project is our next opportunity to excel and improve our design reputation, and we apply the same rigorous design ethos to every project we undertake. There are no small, mundane or unimportant projects for DKAD.

About Diarmuid Kelly:

Diarmuid Kelly graduated from University College Dublin in 2005 and founded DKAD after working for a medium sized architectural practice and earning his Part 3 or final qualification in architecture. The mission of the practice is to design and build architecture which changes lives for the better by giving outstanding value for money from building budgets, and by creating optimal spatial designs for each project. We believe that architecture makes a difference because it helps you to get more from your home or workplace,  and great architecture demands a feat of imagination to deliver a space that is a step beyond the highest expectations of the client.


DKAD is an accredited and RIAI registered architectural practice.