Our Profile


Cantrell & Crowley is one of the best known and longest-established architectural practices in Ireland. Throughout its 20+ year history the company has created some of Dublin’s most iconic buildings and helped define Irish Architecture as we know it today.

An award-winning and multi-disciplinary practice, Cantrell & Crowley has particular expertise in hotel and hospitality, residential and commercial, sport and leisure design.

Despite its years the company remains young and dynamic, employing 20 staff at its Dublin headquarters. Its portfolio of work is also extensive with a wide range of built, and ongoing projects across Ireland and the UK. A number of projects have also been undertaken overseas.

John Cantrell & David Crowley originally started separate practices in the Ireland in the 1980’s as David Crowley Architects and Cantrell Joyce Architects. The two practices merged in 1996 and in 2000 moved into their headquarters located in a purpose built office building in Blackrock, County Dublin.

With more than 30 years of experience to their names, David Crowley and John Cantrell’s influence on Irish architecture has been extensive. Cantrell & Crowley Architects body of work comprises some of Dublin’s most recognisable and prized buildings, including The Shelbourne Hotel, The Gresham Hotel and Citywest Business Park. David Crowley’s approach to design is still embraced by the team at Cantrell & Crowley today and continues to attract new business opportunities from Ireland and beyond. It stems from a fundamental belief that architecture should not only be contextually relevant but also rooted firmly in principles of sustainability. Within Ireland and the UK, Cantrell & Crowley Architects seek to create a marriage of contemporary design with local influences.



We are committed to the belief that the quality of the built environment is an essential part of the economic and cultural fabric of society, in which the very best architecture plays a central and intrinsic role.

David Crowley


Cantrell & Crowley offers a wide range of expertise across architecture, project management and interior design. Particular emphasis is placed on good design, both conceptually and in attention to detail, where the articulation of the spaces and the careful connection of the construction elements provide inherent interest and a richness of form in the finished building.

We believe that good design contributes to the built environment and to the enjoyment of buildings by the people who use them. Our expertise covers a broad spectrum with projects undertaken in the Commercial, Hotel & Leisure Sectors as well as a number of multiple residential schemes and one-off houses. Interiors form a large proportion of our work, with an emphasis towards a clean contemporary style.

Our headquarters, designed in-house is located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The building was opened in 2000 and features a curved stone and glass façade which encloses an open plan studio flooded with light, in which our teams work.

Cantrell & Crowley Architects have undertaken work all over Ireland, along with a number of projects overseas.


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