Office Of David O’Shea was established in 2002. Since this time, we have developed a diverse client base and realised a broad range of projects covering a variety of scales and functions. 

As a practice, we are wholly interested in the realisation of contemporary architecture, responding to various social and cultural influences by focusing on the latent possibilities inherent in each project. We approach each design exercise as a collaborative effort, one that demands an intimate understanding of both Client and Brief before the design process can begin. By working this closely with our Clients, we hope to instil a sense of curiosity and excitement, stimulating a response and confronting some of the more restrictive prejudices and traditional preconceptions of contemporary architecture. 

As designers, we aspire to a simplicity distilled from a core concept, itself a product of both brief and site. We work to develop these concepts with an honesty and transparency and through the careful arrangement and detailing of materials, this process culminates in the creation of specifically detailed structures with a clear relationship to their specific context. In recent years we have grown our practice outside of Ireland, opening offices in both London and New York and currently we are developing a number of projects in the UK, Germany, Malta, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Canada. 




We are a RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Practice.

We offer a full range of expert architectural and interior design services.

The services provided by our experienced team of architects and designers covers the entire construction process from an initial pre-design phase, through the planning process, to tender negotiations, contract administration and construction.

We work with a much-varied client base from residential developers and boutique hoteliers to private domestic Clients.

As consummate designers, we always try to meet our clients expectations head on, challenging their expectations, guiding them through the excitement of their building journey.

We like to work closely with our clients and to develop an understanding and create a building that is shaped around their needs. As a result, we like to offer an in-depth service that begins at the inception of a project and continues right through the lifetime of the build.

However, as every design solution is unique, we can also offer tailored packages to suit the individual requirements of each project.

If you would like to organise a consultation with us or to find out more detail on the services that we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email, phone or pop into one of our offices.




The Building and Architect of the year Awards - Architectural Practice of The Year

Building and Architecture Expo Awards -  Staycity for best Interior Design and Fit-out award for projects between €1m-€5m.

Building and Architecture Expo Awards -  Morehampton Mews for Best Exterior Design


Fit Out Awards - SLACK HQ (Winner of the Overall Fit-Out Project of the Year Award and Project of the Year - Medium Office category) | Fit Out Awards - SLACK London (Shortlist for International Project of the Year) | Architecture and Building Expo - SLACK HQ (Winner in the Best Interior Design and Fit-Out Award) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - Prices Lane (Winner of 'House of the Year') | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - Prices Lane (Public Choice Award Shortlist) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - SLACK HQ (Highly Commended in the 'Best Fit Out' Award) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - SLACK HQ (Public Choice Award Shortlist)


The Brick Awards - Percy Place (Highly Commended for Best Worldwide Project) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - LUNA (Winner of 'Best Fit Out' Award) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - Percy Place (Highly Commended for the 'Best Housing' Award) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - LUNA ('Public Choice' Award Shortlist) Percy Place ('Public Choice' Award - Highly Commended) | RAI Awards - LUNA (Winner of the All-Ireland Best Restaurant and Best Dublin Restaurant Award)


RIAI Silver Medal - Moire Moire Miore (Highly Commended) | AAI Awards - Alma Road (Special Mention) | RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - Alma Road + Percy Lane Mews Shortlisted  


Fit Out Awards - ODOS Architects (Fit Out Designer of the Year)


International Architecture Awards - Pembroke Lane, Best New Global Design (ODOS architects in collaboration with LOHA)


Long listed Nobel Foundation, Stockholm | AIA Award -  Pembroke Lane | WAN Awards 21 for 21 Shortlisted | AIT Award - Carysfort Road


OPUS Awards - Moire, Moire, Moire | OPUS Awards - Carysfort Road | 40 Under 40 Europe ODOS architects | AAI Awards - Moire, Moire, Moire | AAI Awards - Carysfort Road


AR Awards for Emerging Architecture - Knocktopher Friary, Kilkenny (Winner) | Young Architects of The Year Award - Longest | Irish Architecture Awards ‘Best House’ - Grangegorman (Winner) | Irish Architecture Awards ‘Best House’ - Dwelling at Maytree (Highly Commended), AAI Awards

Pre 2008

OPUS Awards - Dwelling at Maytree | AAI Awards - Knocktopher Friary | Irish Concrete Awards - Knocktopher Friary | AAI Awards - Thor Place | RIAI Awards - Thor Place | OPUS Awards - Thor Place | AAI Awards - St. Kevin’s Road | RIAI Awards -  St. Kevin’s Road | RIAI Awards - Newgrange Road | RIAI Awards - Louis Albrouze