ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
We are Architects, Project Managers, Interior designers & Consultants.
We listen to our clients and work with them to address their needs through innovative Architecture & Design and professional service.
Cronin Architects have provided project management & consultancy services to several large scale projects, government agencies and large multinational companies. We have in depth experience on a variety of sectors such as Data Centres, Pharma, Health as well as mixed use developments.
Clientside services, Employer Representative (ER) & Owners Representative (OR)
There is a growing role in provision of clientside services particular to large public bodies as well as multi-national clients where their interests require representation in a professional capacity with their objectives achieved, maintained and protected.
Depending on jurisdiction, this can range from an Employers representative (ER) role to public clients in Ireland where dealing with government contracts on large projects or Owners representative (OR) role to private multi-national clients with numerous enabling requirements such as site selection, design team procurement, feasibility, localization, political lobbying, stakeholder management, project management and more.
Our other previous clientside roles have entailed services to public bodies in assisting them through statutory, construction, public consultation, design & construction quality and other related aspects of large projects.
We offer in depth experience in large scale projects together with local knowledge and international best practice.
Prior experience of roles include: Clientside role to The Digital Hub, a government urban regeneration project to create a hub for digital media companies within Dublin city, the QP District, Qatar, Clientside role on the Information Technology & Communications Complex (ITCC) Saudi Arabia, Clientside role on the King Abdullah Financial District, Saudi Arabia (KAFD) and other private clients
Architectural conservation is the process through which the material, historical, and design integrity of our built heritage is maintained through carefully planned interventions. Historic building conservation requires an extreme level of care & attention.
As RIAI Grade III Conservation Accreditation, we excel in delivery of conservation projects and the care and attention to detail these projects demand.
We have valued expertise in liaising with local authorities, satisfying statutory requirements and working in close partnership with enthusiastic clients, skilled craftspeople, and local authorities to produce the highest standards of conservation design informed by the principles of sustainability.
Our experience covers historic buildings of all ages including protected structures.
We have thorough experience of low energy design and international best practice and experience of sustainability certification systems including LEED, BREEAM, GSAS, Passive Haus, DEAP and more.
In particular, LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the worlds most recognized rating system to evaluate environmental performance of buildings and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. This is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated.
As members of the US Green Building Council we have a strong track record in delivering varying levels of LEED certification including Gold & Platinum to several very large scale national and international projects.
STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT & CONSULTATION
We have experience with a variety of projects in the provision of stakeholder management, project management and community consultation including a national award winning regeneration community consultation project in central Dublin.
PROJECT SUPERVISOR DESIGN PROCESS (PSDP)
Clients have legal duties under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations which include a duty to appoint a project supervisor for the design process.
This ensures the co-ordination of the work of designers throughout the project where the PSDP appointed by the client oversees the coordination of the design work. We have much prior experience in the role of PSDP for a range of projects.
Domestic projects are now also subject to the construction regulations for the first time in Irish law with new responsibilities for homeowners.
LEAD DESIGN CONSULTANT (LDC)
We have prior experience in the role of Lead Design Consultant (LDC) on projects, where clients seek a single point of contact and further control of design teams. The role involves a single consultant taking the lead role in procurement and management of design sub consultants in a project. This can improve the quality of the design process and end product and the simplification of management for clients.
The Building Control Amendment Regulations (BCAR) came into operation on 1st March 2014 and introduced many significant changes to the way in which buildings are delivered in Ireland.
From a building owners point of view, this includes the requirement for an Assigned Certifier to the building works. Cronin architects is qualified to provide the role of Assigned Certifier role to projects
FIRE SAFETY & SPECIAL NEEDS
Cronin Architects has over 20 years experience in both Fire safety & design and access for all in buildings. This includes Fire Certificate applications, Regularization Certificate applications, Disability Access Certificates (DAC) and more.
PROFESSIONAL WITNESS, LICENSING & LEGAL MAPPING
Court applications and processes regularly require the services of registered architects from professional witness, licence applications and legal mapping and where we have extensive experience.