Sheehan & Barry offer a comprehensive range of services including architectural services, historic building conservation and interior design services for both domestic and commercial projects.


Our approach to the design of buildings is to respond appropriately to the client’s brief and to find the best solution without bringing any preconceptions to the design process. We have planned and managed a wide variety of projects from extensions and refurbishments of older properties to modern new build projects. At all times we approach every project as a unique brief and develop a detailed response in order to bring projects from feasibility studies, scheme design and planning through to construction and handover.


The practice, a Grade 1 Conservation Practice, has developed a particular expertise in the restoration and refurbishment of historic buildings, which frequently involve new interventions and Sustainable solutions. We also prepare conservation reports and provide a consultancy service on conservation aspects to other architects. We have worked on a large number of Protected Structures and are familiar with the particular planning and design issues which attach to these projects.

Under the RIAI system of conservation accreditation the practice is listed as a Grade 1 practice, i.e. the highest grade and acceptable to planning authorities for work on buildings of local, regional and national importance.

The restoration carried out at Newman House received an RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) Award. In addition, our restoration of a substantial country house near Navan, Co. Meath was granted An Taisce’s “Best Restoration of a Private Building” award.


The practice also specialises in the design and fitting out of interiors; from historic interiors to commercial fit-outs for restaurants, hotels and offices to domestic interiors. We have developed links with many fabric, furniture and fitting suppliers to offer a full interior design service from design of joinery through to selection and design of soft furnishings, colour and furniture schemes. We have worked on both historic and contemporary interiors for public and private clients, sometimes to complement our own architectural work but also on stand-alone interiors.

We were recently commended for our work at the Architecture Expo Interior Architecture and Design awards.

Other Services

Project Management
Feasibility Studies
Sustainable Solutions for Historic Buildings
Building Inspections and Reports
Conservation Studies
Garden Design