About us

We are Professional Architects who give you the understanding, imagination and experience you need to achieve your objectives.

Our Firm

We are a multi-disciplinary practice and our services cover all aspects of Architecture – including residential, commercial and industrial design. We also offer expertise in the fields of Conservation (Grade 1), Fire Safety, Town Planning, Health and Safety and Contract Procurement.

Bluett & O’Donoghue Architects was formed in 1983 and now has two offices in Ireland, situated in Kilkenny and Dublin. We pride ourselves in providing a personal and professional service to all our Clients.

Comprehensive Service

Each of our Senior Architects/Directors has developed an area of special interest in addition to the general practice work. This enables us to deliver a thorough and comprehensive service to each of our Clients in a co-ordinated and integrated manner. These areas of special interest include:

  • Conservation Architecture (Michael O’Boyle),
  • Fire Safety (Peter Bluett),
  • Townplanning, Masterplanning and Urban Design (Cormac O’Sullivan),
  • Contract Administration and Project Management (James O’Donoghue).

Meet Our Team


James O’Donoghue Director, Founder
Architect with a special interest in legal services, arbitration and construction.


Peter BluettDirector
Specialist in Fire Engineering, Health and Education structures, project management.


Michael O’Boyle Director
Specialises in Architecture and Conservation of historic structures and sites.


Cormac O’Sullivan Urban Design/Regional Planning
Works in the urban and regional planning, aiming for an efficient overall concept.


Marie Flahive Financial Controller
Manages the financial aspects of the business.


Stephanie McCarthy Marketing Manager
Takes care of the marketing and public relations of the company.


Margaret Hanlon Office Manager
Manages the efficiency and smooth running of the office.

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