Shaffrey Architects was established in 1967 by Patrick and Maura Shaffrey. The practice has undertaken architectural, urban design and planning projects throughout Ireland and possess a wide knowledge of Irish towns and cities.Architectural work includes the conservation, adaptation and extension of historic buildings and new buildings in existing urban settings.

Urban design and planning practice centres principally on historic / existing urban centres and complexes, including their regeneration, consolidation and extension and is concerned with integration of new and existing urban fabric and public spaces which facilitate social and physical diversity.

The principles of sustainable building and development have always informed the work of the practice and recent projects help to further explore this important aspect of architecture and planning.

Research forms an important element of the overall practice.
Today the firm numbers among its clients prestigious public and private organisations.


Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
RIAI best Housing 2015 - Winning Project
Mount Temple

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
RIAI Best Cultural Building 2011 - Winning Project

National Disability Authority
Excellence through Accessibility Award 2006 - Winning Project
Johnston Library

1999/ 2000/ 2001
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
Silver Medal for Restoration and conservation  1999/ 2000/ 2001 - Winning Project
Ardfert Cathedral