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Emmet O'Donnell Architect

Emmet O'Donnell M.R.I.A.I. is an architect to private clients in the west of Ireland. With a special interest in designing beautiful homes, projects include both new-build houses and extensions or alterations.

By interpreting your site or house with you, the best solution will be found to un-lock the potential that brings it to life.

Good communication ensures that your individual needs are met with a site specific design.

Working closely with local authorities, consultants and contractors ensures that projects run as smoothly as possible.

the best solution is often simple but not obvious


Emmet did a great job for us designing our extension and completely re-laid out our entire ground floor. His design has saved us a lot on construction costs and we are delighted with how it's working out.Read More

Self building a house is a terrifying, arduous, joyful wonderful, stressful experience. Having Emmet on hand to guide us seamlessly through the planning and design process was the best decision we could have made. We engaged Emmet for the design of a modern single story house in rural Mayo. Working with Emmet on the design process was a thoroughly enjoyable, exciting part of the project and our planning was submitted and granted without a hitch. Emmet continued to help us and advise us through the build and we have ended up with a house that is beautiful and a joy to live in.Read More

We were absolutely delighted with Emmets professional approach and his ability to understand exactly what we wanted for our house extension and renovation. His can do attitude was refreshing, we never felt that what we were asking for what was out of reach in terms of design. He helped us to achieve our dream house.Read More

We engaged Emmet to design our house and gain planning permission. Emmet was great to work with and very flexible with his time. He designed a house that meets our brief with added architectural features. He was very aware of the councils design requirements and planning permission was granted without any issues.Read More

We engaged Emmet to design our renovate and extend project and to take us through the planning process. We loved his design and planning was secured within a few months.Read More

We contracted Emmet to design and oversee the building of a complicated two story house in Mayo. The design process was thorough where Emmet listened to our ideas and enhanced it with his design thinking. Changes and attention to detail were welcomed and seamless. He took the time to explain the process and logic of his design and desire to create a living space that would enhance our lives. Emmet helped us to find and select a builder and the relationship and communication between them made this a less stressful experience and resulted in a house we are delighted with. Our positive experience of building a house is at total variance to other friends and I put this down to investing in using a high quality architect. Building a new house for the first time is a daunting process and mistakes can be very costly and I highly recommend Emmet.Read More

Emmet designed and supervised the construction of our home, which was the renovation of a 19th century cottage and substantial extension to that. We had a very positive experience working with Emmet. He was extremely professional: he took on board the initial brief, and had endless patience with the back-and-forth over initial plans. Emmet closely supervised the construction and has a close eye for detail. He was clearcut in his advice and estimate re costings of the project and followed the project through to completion. We were fully satisfied with the result and have received many compliments and enquiries as to the architect from friends, and passersby. For his attention to detail and painstaking approach we would highly recommend Emmet.Read More

I contracted the services of O' Donnell Architect for redesign of an existing old house and design of new extension in South Leitrim. Emmet managed the design, specifications and planning of the project. The sevice provided was professional, Emmet was always accessible and managed the project competently, taking the burden of red tape off me. I am now 18 months living in the new design and I am extremely happy with my home. I would highly recommend Emmet O'Donnell Architect.Read More

Emmet O'Donnell Architect provides a very courteous and professional service. It was a pleasure to work with Mr O'Donnell who was always willing to listen and discuss ideas and who always did everything he could to make our house into the type of home I envisioned before commencing the project. His designs met or exceeded our expectations at all times.Read More


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