Robert Bourke Architects is an award-winning architectural design practice based in the heart of Dublin city.

The office was established by Robert Bourke in 2010 after having worked in design-led practices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Dublin.

We work on an ever expanding range of projects including homes, community buildings and places for education and work. Our practice has received much praise and recognition for our work, including RIAI Best Emerging Practice in 2014, First Prize in the Irish Planning Awards Participatory Design Category and numerous national awards for our house designs.

Our projects are developed through an open, collaborative and exploratory design process resulting in unique spaces of character, integrity and material richness. We seek to create an architecture that is socially conscious, environmentally responsible and timeless in its aesthetic.

Publication

We are currently working with graphic designer Brian Byrne of Lands on a booklet showcasing some key projects as a gift to past and future clients. Please contact us for an initial consultation to receive your copy!

Our Team

Robert Bourke — Director
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Having initially trained as a structural engineer at Trinity College Dublin, Robert went on to study architecture at Technical University Dublin and University of East London, gaining his Certificate in Professional Practice and Management at University College London in 2007.

Robert established RBA in 2010, building upon six years of experience working in design-led practices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Dublin. Robert applies his unique design sensibility and extensive construction experience to every project alongside his highly collaborative and capable team. Robert has a strong interest in the crossover between education and practice and has been teaching Masters of Architecture (MArch) students at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin since 2013.

Anna Pierce — Associate Architect
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Anna has been a core member of the RBA team since 2013. She graduated with an honours degree from Technical University Dublin in 2012 and more recently gained her professional qualification from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, receiving a Distinction for her case study documenting her role as project leader on our widely acclaimed Pavilion House.

Anna is Project Architect on most RBA projects, applying her excellent design and project management skills to ensure smooth delivery with clear communication and exceptional attention to detail.

James Forbes — Architectural Designer BArch

James initially studied Architectural Technology at Technical University Dublin before completing his degree in Architecture at the same university in 2018. James has exceptional skills in research, design, model-making and computer rendering and provides essential support to the RBA team. In addition to his love for design, James is a passionate rower and regularly competes in national and international regattas.

Previous Team Members
Daisy Kinahan Murphy, Andras Dankhazi, Laurie O’Shea, Conor Galligan.

Collaborators
Austen Associates Landscape Designers
Denis Kelly and Associates
Dennany Reidy Structural Engineers
Hempenstall Surveyors
JOT Energy Consultants
Murray and Gillespie Quantity Surveyors
Nordic Elements Interior Design
Sheridan Woods Planning Consultants
Ste Murray Photography

Clients Dalkey Surgery
Dublin City Council
Fingal County Council
Hill Street Family Resource Centre
Irish Architecture Foundation
Luttrellstown Educate Together
Mater Foundation
Skerries Educate Together
Numerous private clients

RBA have hosted tours of their residential projects during Open House Dublin in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019.

Collaborators
Austen Associates Landscape Designers
Denis Kelly and Associates
Dennany Reidy Structural Engineers
Hempenstall Surveyors
JOT Energy Consultants
Murray and Gillespie Quantity Surveyors
Nordic Elements Interior Design
Sheridan Woods Planning Consultants
Ste Murray Photography

Clients
Dalkey Surgery
Dublin City Council
Fingal County Council
Hill Street Family Resource Centre
Irish Architecture Foundation
Luttrellstown Educate Together
Mater Foundation
Skerries Educate Together
Numerous private clients

RBA have hosted tours of their residential projects during Open House Dublin in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019.

Our approach is collaborative, open and exploratory

Read about our approach

37 North Great George’s Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland, D01 A3F8

Call +353 (0)1 872 7904
Email studio@rba.ie