Darragh Lynch Architects use design to solve problems and make beautiful places for our clients. We are passionate about design and we believe that our job is to design a solution that our client likes and for that to happen the client needs to be part of the design process. We have developed a design process which enables our clients to participate in the design.
On each project we try to learn how to do our job better, improve the service we provide and make the process of making places an enjoyable and interesting experience for the whole project team. We put a huge amount of effort into everything we do and we want to make sure that what we do is worth the effort.
All our projects are as sustainable as possible. We believe that this in the best interest of our clients’ comfort and health. Having smaller energy costs and a smaller impact on the global environment are also important but they are fringe benefits.
Our other specialities are in housing and community development and we are continually trying to come up with new ideas that will contribute to the solution to the lack of quality housing in Ireland at the moment.



Darragh Lynch

Darragh graduated from UCD in 1994 and went to London. He worked with Brady Mallalieu and Porphyrios Associates completed a range of projects from small domestic projects to large office developments. Darragh married Leonie in 1996 and went to India to do development work. In India he designed a womens’ college near Darjeeling and developed the Kiran centre for children with disabilities, in Varanasi. Darragh returned to Ireland in 2001 and joined ABK architects and worked on the new civic offices in Nenagh for North Tipperary County council. In 2003 Darragh moved to Ballymun Regeneration. Darragh was responsible for the final phase of replacement housing which included over €100M of housing projects. He also developed a new low energy social housing specification and upgraded the BRL environmental master plan objectives. After leaving Ballymun Regeneration in 2013, Darragh started DLA in Malahide.


Eoghan Collins

Eoghan graduated from DIT in 2004 and worked in Ballymun Regeneration as a student and a graduate working on several complex contractual and technical projects . Before joining DLA he worked in private practice and Respond Housing Association. Eoghan has an excellent design and technical capacity and a wide range of project management experience. He is a very talented architect.


Gorka Padrones

Gorka is from Bilbao in Northern Spain and qualified as an architect in 2006. He has a wide range of experience and has worked in Spain, the UK and Chile. For the last 5 years he has been working in Ireland and has particular experience in the residential sector. Gorka has excellent design and presentation skills and he fits well into the DLA team.



Cheeverstown House, based in Dublin, is a voluntary organisation, providing a wide range of residential, respite and day services to almost 400 children and adults with an intellectual disability and to their families in Cheeverstown Centre and throughout various community locations. This includes residential places in Cheeverstown Centre; with the remaining places in houses throughout the locality.


Gheel Autism

Gheel Autism Services was founded in 1971 by parents of people with autism in the greater Dublin and North Kildare region. Here at Gheel, we provide day, residential and outreach services for adults with autism with the goal of maximising independence and enhancing quality of life for all of our service users. All of our programmes are tailored to recognise the unique individuality of persons with ASD.


Peter McVerry Trust

Peter McVerry Trust is a national housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage.



Founded in 1839, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland supports and regulates the architectural profession and promotes the value that architecture brings to society for everyone’s benefit. Darragh is a member of the RIAI sustainability task force and is former chair of this group.



The Irish Green Building Council – IGBC, a non-profit organisation includes universities, professional institutes, NGOs local authorities, contractors, architects, engineers, energy companies, leading national and transnational companies.


Lean Construction Ireland

Lean Construction Ireland is an all-island, independent, and voluntary not-for-profit association whose members passionately believe that Lean Thinking & Practices can enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for the Irish Construction Sector, Clients, and Supply Chain.


Fingal Network Initiative

The Fingal Network Initiative (FNI) are the primary local representative body for local businesses, community organisations and social entities in North County Dublin and the Dublin 3, 5, 11, 13, 15 & 17 areas.



Belvedere Youth Club


Irish Pilgrimage Trust





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