RYAN+LAMB Architects was founded by Rory Ryan and Michael Lamb, both registered architects and graduates of the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT.
Both Rory and Michael have had long and successful careers working at senior level in various Dublin based architectural firms.
RYAN+LAMB specialise in contemporary architectural design in a variety of sectors. These include projects in Education, Sports & Leisure, Conservation, Retail & Restaurants, Commercial Fit-outs and Bespoke Residential Design.
The vision and focus of the practice is to provide a professional and creative service that is flexible and understanding of clients’ needs.
Our passion for creating stylish and contemporary spaces is matched by the efficiency and creativity we bring to every project. Regardless of project size, our approach to each job follows the same basic work flow.
1. Initial briefing
We meet you, our client, to develop an understanding of your project requirements and budget.
2. Agree fee proposal
Next we issue a detailed fee proposal, outlining the costs for each element of our service. If you are satisfied we then proceed to the next step.
3. Site survey
We carry out a survey of the site and existing building, reviewing site limitations and any planning constraints there may be.
4. Sketch design
We develop an initial sketch design in response to your brief, which we then discuss with you.
5. Detailed design
Based on this discussion, and your feedback, our initial design is now developed into a detailed design. As the project progresses we advise and help you choose other consultants, as required, to complete the works. e.g. Structural and Services Engineers, Quantity Surveyor etc.
6. Planning permission
Planning drawings and documentation is collated and issued to the local council for approval.
7. Tender stage
Once planning permission has been granted, we prepare a comprehensive set of detailed drawings and specifications for the design. These are then issued to a number of contractors to enable them to submit a detailed quotation, programme and likely commencement date for the project.
8. Construction stage
During construction we administer the project contract between you and your builder, ensuring the project progresses as agreed and the process runs smoothly.
We believe that the people we work with make all the difference in the quality and success of our projects. Our focus is therefore on developing the talents of our team as we progress through each project. Our studio is a place where our staff can learn and develop their talents, where each person can make their own contribution and develop the skills that are important to them.
We have a mentoring programme and yearly development strategies to help us constantly improve the standard of what we are doing. When we connect with paid interns for a short period we also offer mentoring when they have returned to complete their studies. We believe that investing time and effort in people is in itself rewarding.
Director | Dip. Arch., B.Arch. Sc., MRIAI., H.Dip. Proj. Man. Conservation Grade III
Having worked as an architect since 1997, Rory’s design and project management experience extends across a broad spectrum of building & project types. A Registered Architect, with a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Science awarded by DIT (1997) and a Diploma in Architectural Science awarded by Trinity College Dublin (1997), Rory completed Professional Practice Examinations, earning Membership of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 2000.
Rory has also completed a Higher Diploma in Project Management at Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified and experienced Grade III Conservation Architect.
Before setting up RYAN+LAMB Architects, he ran his own successful practice, Rory Ryan Architects, for 6 years. Prior to that he worked for 6 years as Associate Director with Burke Kennedy Doyle and for 6 years in Dublin firm Newenham, Mulligan & Associates.
Michael has extensive senior level design, construction and site experience, and has coordinated and delivered projects in a wide range of sectors including education, retail, residential and mixed use.
A Registered Architect, he qualified in 1999 with a Dip.Arch.,B.Arch.Sc. (Hons) in Architecture from DIT / Trinity College Dublin and became a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) in 2002.
In January 2015 Michael completed a 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) at DIT. Before setting up RYAN+LAMB Architects, Michael worked for 15 years with Newenham Mulligan & Associates. As Senior Associate in the firm, he worked on a large number of primary and secondary school building projects, as well as on a variety of retail, residential and mixed use developments. He then worked for 2 years as Senior Architect with Dublin Airport Authority, where he delivered the new duty free retail fitout in Terminal 1, Dublin, amongst other projects.
Barry has over 20 years’ experience working as a Senior Architectural Technologist with some of Ireland’s leading contractors across residential, industrial, hi tech, education, retail and commercial sectors.
In 2014 he completed a Masters in Construction ICT & BIM, for which he was awarded first class honours. Since then he has gone on to complete BRE Accredited courses allowing him undertake the roles of both Task and Project Information Manager within Level 2 BIM procured contracts, positioning him as one of the country’s leading professionals within his field. As one of the founding members of the CITA Eastern BIM Region, Barry has served as Secretary to the group since 2015 until stepping down in January of 2017.
In 2016 Barry completed Level 9 post graduate CPD Certificate at DIT on residential retrofit towards near zero energy building performance (nZEB). He has also been actively involved with the RIAI Architectural Technologist Committee since 2015.
Office Manager and Accounts
Liz joined the practice in February 2017. Liz’s background is in Finance and administration having
worked in Ryanair and Irish Shell Ltd. In addition to her finance role in Irish Shell, Liz also ran the Irish pricing desk for the retail side of the business.
With her experience in retail and finance, Liz is a great fit for her role at RYAN+LAMB Architects.
Liz is organised, enthusiastic, hard working and is a great addition to the practice.