About NDBA Architects
Our practice has fundamental values that are at the core of everything we do; 'Design Excellence', 'Architecture as a Collaborative Process', and the 'Creation of Sustainable Projects'. We believe that creativity and viability are not mutually exclusive and we strive to combine contemporary design with consistency and deliverability. Based on these beliefs, NDBA is able to approach any type of project and deliver outstanding results. NDBA Architects success is based on the talent and expertise of our staff. From start to finish, you will find a team of experts with a genuine desire to deliver a shared vision. The practice is able to provide staff with appropriate experience across a broad range of disciplines, from architectural design to master planning, sustainable design, interior design and conservation. Our guiding philosophy is "excellence through design".
Niall Brennan has been a practicing architect for almost forty years.
In 1979, Niall founded the firm of Niall D Brennan Associates and is responsible for the continued growth and success of the practice over the past three decades.
Jude has been an integral part of the growth of NDBA Architects from its early days and has been responsible for numerous major commercial and residential projects in the Office, Hotel, Industrial, Childcare and Apartment markets including for example 110 Amiens Street, College Square, Terenure; Metropolitan Apartments and Faithlegg House Hotel.
NDBA Architects offers architectural services, as outlined in the R.I.A.I. Scope of Services Agreement. The practice relies on its long-established professional experience to offer architectural services for any type of building project.
Interior design is viewed by NDBA as an integral part of the design process and as such we offer a full range of interior design services to our clients. Our approach has proven notably successful and examples of our interior projects have been published internationally.
Masterplanning and Urban Design
Critically aware of the importance of skilful urban strategies in the success of larger projects, NDBA Architects commands a range of skills and expertise that contribute to our handling of every masterplan. We have prepared masterplans on large scale projects and typologies both nationally and internationally.
With a thorough understanding of the building process, alongside a portfolio of projects of varying typologies, NDBA Architects offers a Project Management service soundly anchored in an established record of work.)
The firm has a long established pedigree in working on protected structures often our work incorporates the restoration and extension of protected structures. Our staff have skills and expertise in this area, with relevant qualifications accredited to Trinity College Dublin. Read more...
Building Energy Rating Consultancy
NDBA Architects offer a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment service. This consultancy is for both old and new buildings. From January 2009, each sale or rental property in Ireland will require a BER certificate, indicating it’s energy usage. NDBA as part or our ongoing sustainability principles incorporate new technologies and innovative design solutions to achieve the maximum BER rating in an efficient and affordable manner for our clients.
NDBA Architects through the benefit of more than 25 years experience in the profession, augmented by additional legal training can offer the following services:
Specialist Adjudication (In accordance with the new Construction Act 2011.)
Jude O' Loughlin through his extensive industry experience and over 20 years voluntary contribution to the RIAI Practice Committee, has wide-ranging knowledge in the area of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. NDBA will shortly be expanding this aspect of our service to also provide Mediation Services.
At NDBA, we believe that sustainable design and good design are one and the same thing. The conventional view of sustainable design is one which seeks to minimise the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Whilst we are committed to an architecture which considers energy and environmental impact from the outset, we also believe that sustainable design caters for sustainable living. Architecture is a public art and we believe that the quality of our built environment directly influences the quality of our lives. As architects, we actively shape communities, the built environment and its form, fabric and interior spaces, its landscape and public spaces.
Our decisions make a difference to many people over long spans of time. It is our responsibility to design with the future of others in mind and to consider the whole life and global perspective as well as the local context. NDBA Architects endeavours to create an enhanced quality of life through the realisation of healthy, uplifting buildings.
Adare Manor Golf Club
Bank of Ireland Finance
Beechmount Traders Association
Bellmullet Golf Club
Bell Park Developments
Brian M. Durkan & Co.
Cahill Mary Roberts
Corporate Travel Management
Delaford Developments Ltd.
Dun an Oir Properties
Edward J. Bohan
Goatstown Medical Centre
Hilary Haydon & Co.
Knife Edge Construction
L. Lynch & Co.
L & M Construction
Merchant Properties Ltd.
National Rehabilitation Board
O‘Connor Property Group
Redwood Properties Ltd.
St. Annes Loreto National School
Shannagh Bay Nursing Homes
South Dublin Construction
Stephan McKenzie Properties
TBF Thompson Ireland Ltd.
The Centre for Independant Living
Touchstone Healthcare Group
Tower Hotel Group
Walsh Maguire Ltd.