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 write your way to a home that reflects YOU…


Elevating spaces with innovative architecture services.


Putting the human at the heart of spatial design


We began life as The Design Lab and DMG Architects but over time our work has evolved, culminating in spatial flow + mindful architecture.

We now see the transformative power that alternative systems and models including Lean and psychology bring to the process of design, so a rebrand to Dwellbeing reflects what we do best; designing homes and spaces that are an organised and calming a refuge to recharge and enjoy.

Although we are based in Waterford, we spend a lot of time travelling around Ireland, seeing clients in Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, and many other counties in Ireland.


I engaged the services of Ronan McGee, architect, to design and draw plans for a refurbishment of my house in 2013. I was very happy with his work. He consulted with me prior to drawing and finishing the plans and submitted them for planning permission which was duly granted. He was available and very willing to meet regularly with builders and supervise the work and made sure that it was up to the recommended standard. He was very pleasant and reliable to work with and I recommend him highly.

Therese Moroney, Dublin, Dublin

Karen and Ronan have been fantastic to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing architect and design team. They have been so patient and understanding to us during the long awaited time of us finally finding our dream location. They have made our dream home come true on paper and listened to everything we wanted and also gave fantastic advice along the way. They’ve been great friends and mentors to us both, with being a young couple starting off and not knowing much about the whole process of starting a home from scratch. We couldn’t highly recommend them enough!

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Ronan was exceptionally professional to deal with, there was clear communication from the outset and I knew exactly all the parameters of what was required. The whole process of applying for planning permission was seamless and I trusted Ronan totally to listen to our needs and respond to them. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ronan to anyone looking for a good architect.

Karina Howley, Dunboyne, Meath Score:10/10

Very prompt reply and competitive pricing and lovely to deal with. Happy to recommend.

Gill Hyland, Crumlin , Dublin 12 Score:10/10

A pleasure to liaise with this practice. Would recommend without hesitation

Brendan Keegan, Finglas, Dublin 11 Score:10/10

Pleasure to work with. No detail too small. Got us exactly what we wanted and more. Would highly recommend Ronan and Karen. Professional and friendly service. Quality results.

Michelle Fisher, Citywest, Dublin 24 Score:10/10

We were very pleased with Ronan McGee.

Fonsie McNamara, Churchtown, Dublin 14 Score:10/10

We would like to thank Ronan on the incredible job he has done on our two room extension to the house, from the word go he was sympathetic to our family needs as we had to remain living in the house whilst the work was carried out, his professional design and standard of building was very cleverly executed, he built up a fantastic relationship with ourselves and the builder alike and it was a great feeling that we were all working together to achieve the same goal, thanks a mill Ronan.

Geraldine McGarrity, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Score:10/10

I would highly recommend the service provided by Karen and Ronan. Initially I discussed our needs with Karen who was very open about pricing and extremely helpful in explaining what steps we needed to take. She took the time to listen and understand what our needs were and that was extremely important to us. Ronan called to look at the project and was very patient helpful and professional. He provided us with multiple options and worked with us until we were 100% happy with the end result.

Emma Murphy, Athy, Kildare Score:10/10

I was very happy with Ronan’s architectural services which covered all phases of my extension and renovation work, including design, tendering and construction. Ronan was particularly helpful at the design stage, providing good ideas and challenging some of mine. It was also great to have detailed tender documents, and assistance in choosing the right builder.

Karen Keeley, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15 Score:10/10

Quick response. I was able to describe what I wanted via telephone and set up an appointment within a week or so. Arranged consultation was exactly as we had hoped it would be, our ideas taken I to consideration in conjunction with their expertise. They are very professional and friendly.

Mary Adams , Tullow, Carlow Score:10/10

Karen called us very quickly following me posting the ad. This set the tone for all our interactions since whereby they had responded quickly and efficiently to all of our queries. Ronan called to the house and immediately seemed to understand what we had in mind for our extension. He followed up with a fee quote very quickly even though it was Easter weekend (which we found very reasonable). We look forward to working with Ronan during the course of our build.

Olive Corbett, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 Score:10/10

Ronan consulted with us, drew up plans and submitted them for planning permission. He was reliable, quick and efficient and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any job!

Carol Kelly, Monkstown, Dublin County South Score:10/10

Terraced House – Renovation. From the very first visit of Ronan to our house, he was the perfect architect. He listened to me with his patient, educated, guidance, within budget and his recommended builder made our wishes become a reality. Ronan’s personality suits his profession. We couldn’t be happier with the whole renovation.

Alva Fitzsimons , Waterford City , Waterford

Ronan, Planned the outlay of our new shop, He designed the interior and outlay, the drawings where fantastic to visualise what the project would look like when completed.

Mary Tierney, Ferrybank, Waterford

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