Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects

 

ABOUT US

Established in 2014 by Mark Arigho, Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler, Dublin and Belfast based Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects have experience of a wide range of project types at a range of scales including new one-off private houses, sensitive renovations of protected buildings, and innovative extensions to family homes alongside projects for public and commercial clients. 

From our studios beside Trinity College in Dublin and on the Lisburn Road in South Belfast we take pride in designing and delivering well-crafted buildings with a strong connection to their context. Fundamental to our practice is the belief that good architecture and design can enrich people’s lives.

Our approach to design, in any context, is a reaction to the surroundings, history, and landscape. We set out to make buildings which are useful and beautiful backdrops against, and with which people's lives can play out, whether at work, rest or play. We enjoy the challenge of finding appropriate responses to each project we take on, working to complement existing conditions, paying close attention to budget, sustainability and the precise project context.

OUR SERVICES

If you have a project you would like to discuss please get in touch with us.

We can provide full architectural services (RIAI and RIBA) for both new buildings and works to existing buildings in Ireland and the UK. We have specialist accreditation for working with conservation and heritage projects involving Protected Structures. While every project is unique owing to the precise context of site, aspirations, brief, programme and budget, each design process typically invoices the same sequence of stages from inception to completion including...

Establishing Client needs & priorities & working to develop 'the brief' - Site study & analysis - Feasibility studies - Schematic design - Design development - Planning applications Listed Building Consent and Building Control, Detailed design, Tender bidding & negotiation, Construction & contract documents, On site activities.

HOW WE WORK

Along with our staff, all three directors are involved in each stage of a project from inception to completion. We work through traditional hand sketches, drawings, physical and digital models as appropriate to investigate and visualise projects for review.

HERITAGE & CONSERVATION

We are committed to prolonging the useful lives of buildings in a sustainable and sensitive manner while supporting and enhancing modern ways of living and working. Core to our heritage and conservation practice are the various world conservation charters, which advocate respecting original work and documents and striving to make new work distinctive and respectful of that which is historical when appropriate. Recent works include extensions, refurbishments, and alterations to Protected Structures in Blackrock, Donnybrook, and Rathgar in Dublin. 

Mark Arigho (Director) is an RIAI Architect accredited in Conservation at Grade III and Jane Larmour (Director) has a research background in Architectural History.  

 

SUSTAINABILITY

At the core of our work is a desire for each project to achieve a high level of sustainability.  Decisions made very early in the design stage regarding shelter, window position, siting, form, and mass drive each scheme towards meeting and exceeding current building standards and best practice. By nature, each project calls for a unique solution and so the initial research and appraisal stage of the budget, brief and site is vital to the overall success. 

Patrick Wheeler (Director) has particular expertise in NZEB design.

COLLABORATORS & OTHER PROFESSIONALS

We have built excellent working relationships with a range of highly skilled builders, innovative engineers, consultants and crafts people including furniture makers, metalworkers, ceramicists, arborists, landscape specialists and specialist carpenters. We enjoy the opportunities each new project represents to working with both existing and new collaborators. We can advise on other professional appointments including Health & Safety that you may need to make during the course of your project.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We are not currently hiring in either our Belfast or Dublin studios but please check back with us soon.

We are committed to the RSUA Commitments to Fair Pay for Part 1 Graduates.

We do not support unpaid internships.