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Waterford Architecture Design Studio

FOUNDED BY AWARD-WINNING DESIGN COACH KAREN DOUGLAS AND RIAI ARCHITECT RONAN MCGEE, DWELLBEING IS A HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN STUDIO BASED IN WATERFORD CITY, IRELAND. THE WATERFORD ARCHITECT STUDIO OFFERS RESIDENTIAL DESIGN SERVICES TO THOSE SEEKING AN ORGANISED, CALM HOME AND SPACE AND COMMERCIAL DESIGN TO THOSE IN EDUCATION, AGED CARE AND THE WORKPLACE.

The practice is divided into two divisions. The architectural side of things is led by RIAI Accredited Architect Ronan and the Flow consultancy by Karen. Our skillset offer a unique service to truly understand your needs for your project and make sure your vision is brought to life.

Together we see first-hand the challenges clients have in verbalising their needs and wants when undertaking a project. We work together with you to build trust, to capture a working brief and understand the problems that need to be solved in order to deliver great design.

At Dwellbeing we pride ourselves on taking a holistic view to ensure that every family members’ needs are considered. We understand the power of listening and interpreting the clients needs and wants first and foremost.

The key philosophy is about empowering people to design their spaces for how they live, work, and play in a colloborative and supportive setting.

THE IDEA

In 2015 Ronan & Karen decided to open their own Waterford Architect practice. Ronan had worked in large architectural practices in Ireland and the UK. Karen in HR/ Coaching in private sector for most of her working career.

Together they bring a very different skillset that just seems to work very well for the customer going on a build or renovation journey.

RIAI Waterford Architect Ronan brings the architectural side of things to the table, while Karen brings spatial flow and a strong connection and ability to read people and build rapport.

They are both passionate that good design is inherently about the person, building trust and instilling a sense of wellbeing in spaces.

 

WORKING WITH THE CLIENT

Karen understands the critical importance of listening and designing for the human dynamic as a result. She is passionate that every home-owner has the tools and knowledge in simple language to design their spaces for their own well-being.

She also now knows that a home renovation project cannot and must not be undertaken by one person only and a multi-disciplinary approach is needed that brings together the flow specialist + architect + environmental psychology.

Dwellbeing delivers this skillset to bring a highly unique and new, tried and tested model of home design that delivers not only a quality project but the peace of mind that every decision is well tested for the client.

We offer a wide range of services from architectural design, to flow consultancy. Browse our services below, and if you have any questions, we would love to chat.

 

Waterford Architect Services

At Dwellbeing, we provide a comprehensive range of architecture services that cover everything from securing planning permission to executing detailed home renovations. What truly sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to the human element at the core of our designs. We begin each project by deeply understanding you as an individual—your unique needs, preferences, and aspirations. This approach ensures that we craft spaces that resonate deeply with your essence.

We are eager to start a conversation with you, to delve deeper into your personality and how we can tailor our services to make your architectural journey not only stress-free but also enjoyable and seamlessly attainable. Our philosophy centers on placing your dreams and needs at the forefront of the design process. Whether you’re envisioning a cozy family home or a sleek, modern office space, we adapt our services to reflect your vision and infuse every project with warmth, character, and soul.

Let’s explore together how we can transform your dreams into reality, creating spaces that are not only functional but also a true reflection of who you are.

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