Practice  ^

Hannigan Cooke is an Irish architecture practice established in 2019. We enjoy working at all scales and, with offices in Limerick and Dublin, we work in a variety of locations and contexts. Our approach with our clients is collaborative and we set out to understand and then find new perspectives on a brief. Each project is a tailored response to client requirements and to the local context. We approach every project with the same dedication and attention to detail.

As a practice, we look for ways to reconfigure, reuse and transform the materials and spaces that we work with. We are interested in conservation as a form of sustainable architecture, in identifying value in existing structures and fabric that might otherwise be overlooked. We believe that longevity, robustness and durability should form the foundations of any discussion on sustainable building and that architecture does not begin or end at the threshold of the building.

How we work

We use drawings, sketches, computer models and hand-made models to develop our ideas, to facilitate ongoing discussions within the office and to communicate our proposals to our clients. Traditional model-making is as important to our process as newer technologies are. We use historical references to build a shared visual resource with our clients; from form and colour to material, we assemble a library of images that contributes to the atmosphere of each project.

We work closely with other construction professionals to ensure the success of each project and to maintain positive working relationships.

As well as providing design services, we act as Design Certifier and Assigned Certifier under Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 for our clients. We also act as PSDP under Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.