In whatever form it takes, be it a conceptual drawing or a fully-realised construction, our finished product must ultimately have a positive effect on all the people who experience it. In order to create solutions that successfully balance aesthetics, functionality, and cost considerations we believe it is critical that we have a common alignment with our clients' expectations from the outset of each project. Our philosophy is driven by simplicity, sustainability, efficiency and innovation of design regardless of scale.
Now in its eleventh decade, RKD is proud to trace its roots back to 1913 when
influential Dublin architect Johnny Robinson established the original
practice with a reputation for quality and forward-thinking. By the 1940s
Robinson's vision had been enhanced by the influence of Cyril Keefe and Andy
Devane, whose focus on design helped to define the architectural language
within Ireland. Going from strength to strength, the practice expanded its
expertise to include large projects. A major hallmark of consistent quality
is the fact that many of our original projects still serve in their original
purpose and stand as symbols of strong, innovative architecture that continue
to make a contribution to our built environment.
The desire for continuous innovation forged such a powerful legacy that it
continues to drive our people and inspire our clients. The current RKD
generation features a highly effective blend of trusted experience and fresh
ideas infused with a passion for design and the common aspiration to deliver
the best solutions.