With over 50 years experience, Rooney Associates Architects has established a reputation for creating architecture of the highest quality.
A family business, now in its second generation is run by Kevin Rooney MRIAI. The practice has always prided itself in the direct involvment of the partner or director in a client's projects and we have a proven tracjk reckord in collaborating with other practices. The practice has had branch offices in both Sligo and London and continues to work in these regions.
The practice seeks to develop its vision founded on the principles of design excellence, social well-being and environmental responsibility within a viable and sustainable framework.
Approaching every project by firstly taking time listen to our clients’ objectives, we create design solutions which respond to the client brief in an imaginative and intelligent manner. We endeavour to combine an innovative approach to the unique issues, and the design opportunities each project presents, incorporating the latest thinking in sustainability, technology and construction techniques.
Irrespective of the scale of the project we focus our designs on providing the best buildings and places to enhance the lives of those who live, work, or play within them.
About Kevin Rooney
Kevin took over the running of Patrick Rooney & Associates in 1992, having established a practice in London, Rooney O’Carroll Architects for the previous 9 years.
Working in both London & Dublin he was responsible for a wide range of Projects covering;
2009 - 2014: Established Rooney Architects Collaborative
In responce to challenging economic times,and a complete crash in the construction marketplace, Kevin Rooney founded Rooney Architects Collaborative, a co-operative based practice model which brought together talented and experienced architects who were underutilised or unemployed.
The development of this sustainable business model ensured the survival and development of the practice structure during this difficult period . This was a successfull concept which ensured that all members of the cooperative, brought work to the practice, were retained in full employment, and were paid for the duration of the business model.
1992 - 2009: Director, Patrick Rooney & Associates
2005: Member Architects Registration Board UK
2003: Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
1986 – 1992: Director Rooney O' Carroll Architects (London)
Rooney O’Carrol Architects, a Company established by Owen O Carroll and Kevin Rooney, were responsible for co-ordination of the design of the London Docklands Public Infrastructure. This involved working with the LDDC as principal stakeholders, local authorities, five engineering groups and 7 major contracts.
Amongst these projects was the Limehouse Link, a road tunnel connecting Wapping through to Popler. At the time this wsa the second largest infrastructure project in Europe, the largest being the channel tunnel.Other projects includedLime House Link LDDCRoyal Albert Dock Spine Road.East India Dock Link LDDCEGGS Bridge Royal Docks LDDC Cardiff Bay-Master plan.
1983: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Architecture