Donnelly Turpin Architects was founded in 1996 by Charlie Donnelly and Mark Turpin. Since then the practice has gained extensive experience in a wide range of building types including government, institutional and commercial offices, retail and residential development, swimming pools, leisure and community facilities, childcare buildings, library and interpretive facilities.
In addition, the practice has expertise in master planning and work at the urban design scale. Significant projects on which the practice has collaborated include ‘Dublin Central', a mixed-use regeneration project on a very significant 5.5 acre site adjoining O’Connell Street, Dublin - ‘The Cherry Orchard Development’ a master plan for the development of a 25 acre site adjoining the M50 in west Dublin and 'The Markets Area Framework Plan' a regeneration plan for a 20 acre area in Dublin’s north Inner City.
Donnelly Turpin Architects has successfully completed a number of high profile building projects in recent years including Leinster House 2000 – a 10,000 sq m extension to the Houses of the Oireachtas, The Irish Times Building on Tara Street in Dublin and major Civic/Leisure Centres for Dublin City Council in both Finglas and Rathmines. For these and other projects the practice has received wide recognition for the design quality of its completed buildings. These include awards from the Architectural Association of Ireland, the Royal Institute of Irish Architects, and the prestigious international award of the Europa Nostra Medal.