Diarmuid Reil is an Architect who has worked on a wide range of projects in the residential, commercial, public, conservation, healthcare and pharmaceutical fields over the past 20 years. He is an advocate for the general practice of architecture and believes that variety in practice allows the Architect to approach all new projects with a fresh outlook and non-prescriptive approach.
Diarmuid strongly believes that good design, architecture, urban design makes a huge difference to all our lives and shouldn’t cost the earth, but pays for itself. Diarmuid treats every brief individually and strives to provide bespoke design solutions for every project. His design approach is based on developing a detailed brief with the client and, through this process, coming to a full understanding of the client’s requirements and aspirations. Diarmuid’s work is based on a contextual approach to architecture and urban design, where all projects are informed by the urban, social, economic and environmental context of the project. This understanding of the projects’ greater context allows for the delivery of a project which is a creative response to this context and the client’s brief requirements, striving at all times to exceed the client’s expectations.
His approach has resulted in the successful completion of many projects, which have been featured in architectural journals and received design awards. Sustainability is a first principle in this design process and not an add-on service. Clarity of the design process is closely married with a clear project management and cost control process, which allows for the delivery of projects within the agreed time and budget constraints and allows for an ongoing dialogue and partnership between all the project stakeholders; clients, design team and construction team.
Diarmuid’s approach to project management has been developed over a career which has included undertaking private commissions, as Associate with O’Keeffe Architects, as Project Architect, Project Manager and Team Leader with C.J. Falconer & Associates, and with Horan Keoghan Ryan (HKR) Architects, Gardiner Architects and J&B Wigley Architects (Melbourne). This work has included ongoing repeat business from clients, most notably Bausch + Lomb Ireland, Glanbia Estates Ltd. and Bank of Ireland. Diarmuid has been the project architect and primary client contact for these companies for many years, spanning numerous successfully completed and ongoing projects.
Diarmuid is a Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Member of the Register of Architects in Ireland, registration no. 10179. Diarmuid has studied at Bolton Street, Oxford Brookes University and University College Dublin and is qualified as an Architect, Architectural Technologist and Interior Designer. Diarmuid also has a keen interest, and has worked extensively, in the conservation of historic buildings and protected structures and, as such, is an Architect Accredited in Conservation at Grade III with the RIAI.