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Understanding Your Needs

Together we partner with homeowners, families, healthcare, organisations, independent living and aged care facilities.

We bridge the gap between spatial needs and human wellbeing offering Space Audits and Feasibility Studies.


This helps us to understand specific needs and wants initially and progress to full refurbishment and build projects as required. We are the only Accredited RIAI practice in Ireland to have a Flow Practitioner that specialises in Wellbeing and Human Centered Design working alongside architects and technologists, elevating your spatial needs beyond the square metre.


Karen’s work is grounded in both academic research, practical application as a partner in an Accredited RIAI architectural practice and experience. She also specialises in Flow Optimisation and Designing for Neurodiversity and can offer a comprehensive insight into designing for inclusive spaces working to realistic budgets and timeframes.


Our Independent Living Services Include

  • Modification and new build design of homes for illness, disability or independence.
  • Optimisation of Space for access and independent living.
  • Feasibility studies/ Drawings for Home Adaptation Grants.

  • Design of furniture for adaptability and mobility.

  • Dementia-friendly design.

  • Level access homes and spaces that meet Irish Building Requirements.

  • Storage Design


Independent Living Customer Testimonal

Dear Karen I write to thank you for the incredible work you did for us and for your support for us along the journey of renovating/ redesigning my sister’s house. Alongside your great talent in architectural design, the peace of mind you gave from start to finish is hugely valued by us. The regular updates, the co-ordination with the builder, your skill in communication with us as clients, the time and care you took to get to know and understand the priorities we had and in explaining the pros and cons of various options available to us, all meant that we navigated this project with the greatest ease and in confidence that it would all work out well. We were never disappointed. You delivered on budget and on time. We want you to know how much we appreciate every effort you made. It is difficult to put into words. My sister now has a beautiful home with function and beauty more than we could ever have imagined or hoped for. Thank you sincerely. Location Dublin
Margaret Maher
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
We knew that we needed more space but we didn’t know how to get started. A friend mentioned having retained Karen and Ronan for an initial home consultation for their home renovation so we booked an appointment. They came to our home and spent time listening to the problems and seeing them first-hand in the space. What was great was that we got both flow and architecture and it really helped us to see what was important. We got sketches, floor plans and build costs so we knew before we decided to extend what lay ahead. Thank you Ronan and Karen for helping us to make such a big decision, for listening to us and making it a very enjoyable experience.
Sean and Mary Dubin 6W
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