Fuinneamh Workshop offers the highest quality architectural design and construction management service to our clients. Our focus is on producing thoughtful, creative and high-quality work. We have experience working on projects of varying scales in Ireland, Austria, Italy and Australia.

We have had the pleasure of working with:

⦁ Callanan's Bar
⦁ Carbery Housing Association
⦁ Civil and Structural Engineering Advisors Ltd
⦁ Cork City Council
⦁ Cork County Council
⦁ Creative Ireland
⦁ Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
⦁ Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
⦁ Department of Education and Skills
⦁ Gebel & Helling Conservation Ltd
⦁ Irish Architecture Foundation
⦁ Lennon Taylor
⦁ Moore Street Preservation Trust
⦁ Munster Technological University
⦁ Nimbus
⦁ Oikos
⦁ Red Abbey Brewing Company Limited
⦁ SESAM Italia
⦁ Technological University Dublin
⦁ University College Cork

Contact us today to arrange a no-commitment, feasibility study report for your project
Tairgíonn Fuinneamh Workshop an caighdéan dearadh is airde agus seirbhís láimhseaíl tógála dár gcliantaí. Sé ér aidhm ná foirfeacht a chruthú. D'oibríomar leis An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Cliath, Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí, Red Abbey Brewing Company Limited, Callanan's Bar, Oikos chomh maith le cliantaí ríomháide ar roinnt tionscnaimh intíre agus tráchtála. Tá taithí againn obair ar scálaí éagsúla in Éirinn, san Ostair, san Iodáil agus san Astráil.

Architectural Design

⦁ New Builds (Public & Domestic)
⦁ Refurbishments
⦁ Extensions
⦁ Internal Fit-Outs / Furniture Design
⦁ Feasibility Studies
⦁ Conservation Projects: Architect Accredited in Conservation (Grade III)

Professional Service

⦁ Planning Applications
⦁ Passiv Haus Compliant Design
⦁ Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP)
⦁ Disability Access Certification
⦁ Fire Certification
⦁ Project / Construction Management
⦁ Building Certification for Building Control
Registered with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Client Testimonials

  • We found Fuinneamh Workshop to be remarkably dedicated to their craft and serious about their profession. The project though very large and complicated was delivered with swiftness and on time. Fuinneamh Workshop went much further than they needed to in every way without causing consternation, financial or otherwise. At all times Fuinneamh Workshop were attentive and open to our questions and honest with our expectations and demands. We recommend Fuinneamh Workshop wholeheartedly.
    Moore Street Trust
    Project: Moore Street Historic Area Master Plan
  • "My brief was to restore and extend a dilapidated cottage that I had purchased outside of Cork City. The site has excellent views which I was very eager to take advantage of. Seán understood my brief from the outset and he produced numerous concept sketches and physical models during the design process which enabled me to get a clear understanding of the proposed design. During the construction process, Seán had a very good rapport with the various trades and crafts people on site. Seán's excellent construction management skills, along with the skills and high standards of the trades and crafts people, ensured I got a really high quality of finish in my home. The final house exceeds all my original expectations. Each room is a very comfortable space to be in, with a great ambiance and quality of light. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fuinneamh Workshop to you."
    Anothony O’Donovan
    Project: Teach Cnoic Uí Gogáin
  • The “Evolutionary Walk Pavilion” proved to be a huge success with the public during its installation in Bio-Parco, Rome. The pavilion captured the imagination and touched the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to visit the installation. In this very small space (4.2m x 4.8m), Seán succeeded in creating a rich and diverse sequence of spaces that inspired intrigue, wonder and happiness in the visitor.Seán’s modest attitude beguiles a creative and focused mind. We were delighted with his final scheme, it realised everything we sought to achieve when we set the original brief for the architectural competition
    Dr. Elisa Maceratini, SESAM Italia, Rome
    Project: Evolutionary Walk Pavilion
  • I am a knitwear designer and I appointed Fuinneamh Workshop to design a studio for me to work in. I found them exceptionally thorough throughout the design process. They examined in detail the site characteristics, quality of light and various views from the site which were important to me. During the design stage they produced easily read diagrams and detailed scale models of the studio which were wonderful in helping me to visualise the finished building. At the planning stage I had issues with some of the planner’s conditions. I decided to appeal to An Bord Pleanala and I found Fuinneamh Workshop exceptionally thorough in their arguments to the Bord, which enabled us to get the conditions over turned. Fuinneamh Workshop were great to deal with and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking design or architectural service
    Louise Elliott
    Chief Knitwear Designer, Fisherman Out Of Ireland
  • As Education Curator of the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) Iam familiar with Seán Antóin Ó Muirí’s excellent teaching abilities, due to his involvement in the IAF’s National Architects in Schools Initiative. The IAF aim is to provide excellent educational experiences for young people in design and architecture. Seán’s projects with second level students have fulfilled and exceeded all expectations of the project. Seán worked with groups of Transition Year students at Ballincollig’s Coláiste Choilm under the National Architects in Schools Initiative. He inspired andencouraged the students to learn new design skills and to develop a critical voice in regard to their experience of design and architecture. In order to achieve this Seán conducted extensive well-planned workshops to introduce students to all stages of the design process, including personal research tasks, field trips, spatial investigations, drawing and model making sessions, group work and individual design assignments. The resulting students’ projects display an exceptional level of design skill, imagination and quality of presentation. Seán has a natural ability to communicating ideas, enabling students to acquire new artistic and practical skills, encouraging them to experiment with ideas and materials and to express themselves. Seán is also exceptionally professional and considerate to deal with, maintaining good communications with “HQ” and providing high quality reports and documentation of projects.
    Rachel McAree
    Education Curator of the Irish Architecture Foundation
  • Seán’s buildings are humble, intimate and beautifully proportioned. He has a great sense of materiality and finds the best artisans and artists to carry out his work. There is a haptic quality to everything he designs
    Eilís O’Connell


Published Books
IRELAND Architecture, 200+ Buildings since 1990", Seán Antóin Ó Muirí ISBN 978 0948037 597. Publisher: Gandon Editions (2020).

"DUBLIN Architecture, 150+ Buildings since 1990", Seán Antóin Ó Muirí ISBN 978 0948037 580. Publisher: Gandon Editions (2014).
Architecture Ireland, Contributor to “Community & Architecture”, Seán Antóin Ó Muirí. Editor: Emma Gilleece. P37, Issue 301. Sept-Oct 2018.

Architecture Ireland, “Between the Cathedral Gates”, by Seán Antóin Ó Muirí. Editor: Dr. Sandra O’ Connell. P36, Issue 292. April 2017.

IRISH ARCHITECTURE, The RIAI Annual Review. Review of The Haven Hostel, by Seán Antóin Ó Muirí. Editor Dr. Sandra O’ Connell. P174-181, Volume 6, November 2015.

TOTALLY DUBLIN. Review of The Hall House by Seán Antóin Ó Muirí, P14. Issue 123. December 2014.

"Experiments on Architects", Luis Hilti. Essay: "listening architecture", Seán Antóin Ó Muirí. Publisher: BVD Druck+ Verlag AG (2009).
Journals/ Media feaured in
Architecture Ireland, Interview with Seán Antóin Ó Muirí for “The RIAI + Architecture Ireland Future Award”, by Emma Gilleece. P. 38-39, Issue 302. November 2018.

Architecture Ireland, (Projects: BurnY-BurnY, Tiarseach& Teach Cnoic UíGogáin). Editor Dr. Sandra O’ Connell. P.83, Issue 292. April 2017.

Irish Examiner. “Architects celebrate a local sense of place".Review of Architecture and Place Exhibition featuring Hibbertia, by Carol O’ Callaghan. November 26th2016.

Architecture + Place, Cork Architectural Association’s Exhibition Book. Project featured: Hibbertia. November 25th2016.

The Irish Independent, “How one teacher's grand designs evolved into life lessons for pupils.”Feature on MédiathèqueProject with Scoil OilibhéirbyKatherine Donnelly. September 14th2016.

Architecture Ireland. Médiathèque–Education Project by Fuinneamh Workshop. P. 9, Issue 285. January/February2016

Architecture Ireland. Review of DUBLIN Architecture150+ Buildings since 1990, by Michael Hayes. Issue 283. September/ October2015.

CARA, Aer Lingus in-flight Magazine. Review of DUBLIN Architecture150+ Buildings since 1990, by Bridget Hourican. P. 28, June 2015.

Irish ArtsReview. Review of DUBLIN Architecture150+ Buildings since 1990, by Seán Ó Laoire. P 140 Issue: Vol.32 No.1. March-May 2015.

Irish Examiner. “Timely guide to Dublin design", Review of DUBLIN Architecture150+ Buildings since 1990, by Tommy Barker. November 22nd 2014.

The Irish Times. “The buildings defining a new Dublin". Review of DUBLIN Architecture150+ Buildings since 1990, by Frank McDonald. November 6th 2014.

Casabella Architects Under 30. Special 85th Anniversary Edition, featuring the best architecture produced by architects under 30 internationally. (Projects: Evolutionary Walk Pavilion & BurnY-BurnY). Publisher: Electa Publications. P46-50. Issue 832: December 2013.

“Small Projects Part 2” (Project:Evolutionary Walk Pavilion) Publisher: Plan Magazine, P.31,34.Issue:September/ October 2010.

“City Index” EASA007 (Project: Landmarks, a directory to a City Index) ISBN 978 960 88489 6 2. Publisher: School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens. P142-143. 2010

Arketipo (24-Ore), (Project: Evolutionary Walk Pavilion).P17. Year 4, Issue: No. 31. March 2009.

“Casa per Tutti” (Project : Triennale di Milano with Cino Zucchi Architetti) ISBN: 978 88 370 6085 5. Publisher:Electa Publications. P34-37. 2008.

“Nano City -International Architecture Workshop”, Elodie Nourrigat ISBN: 2-9519793-8-X. Publisher: Champ Libre, P. 76,77,111. 2007.