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About Edel Regan Architects, Cork

Edel Regan Architects, located in Cork, Ireland, is a design led practice whose key values are to provide the customer with creative solutions and services of the highest quality. The principal architect Edel Regan has over 20 years of national and international architectural experience.

We provide a full range of RIAI Services (Royal Institute of Architects Ireland), for domestic and commercial clients. These include the following:

  • Feasibility design.
  • Pre-planning meetings with local authorities.
  • Preliminary design.
  • Design.
  • 3 D renderings.
  • Domestic interior design in association with interior design consultant.
  • Commercial interior design in association with interior design consultant.
  • Planning application submissions.
  • Construction tender documentation.
  • Tender analysis & recommendation.
  • Pre – construction preparation.
  • Site meetings, visits & project management throughout construction phases.
  • Issuing of Interim, practical completion & completion certification.

We also provide the following additional services:

  • Project management.
  • Landscape design in association with landscape design consultant.
  • Site supervision.
  • Sustainable design in association with sustainable design consultants.

Edel Regan Architect R.I.A.I.

Edel Regan is a Senior Architect who has over 20 years’ experience and is an Award Winning Architect in a number of projects, such as Mixed Use Development’s beating one of Ireland’s Top firms.

Edel has also broad experience in Master Planning projects in Boston in the US. She received first place in Trinity College Dublin in Architecture and became a member of the RIAI in record time. She describes herself as a highly Conceptual Design Architect and is also very detailed orientated.

List of achievements

1985: First class honours degree from D.I.T. and Trinity College, Dublin. B. Arch Honours.

Designs published in R.I.A.I. magazine.

  • 1982 “Marine Club design”.
  • 1984 “Design of old persons home”.
  • 1987: R.I.A.I. Membership. (Membership number: 88021).
  • 1987: Won architectural competition in London for the design of an integrated housing and marina scheme.
  • 1990 – 1993: Akira Yamashita Architects and Land Planners. Worked on award winning projects in Boston, USA with Harvard and MIT graduates on large scale mixed use developments for Japanese sites.
  • 1993 – 1997: Finegold Alexander & Associates Architects and Land Planners.Worked on award winning projects such as academic and religious institutions including Vassar College, in New York, Newbury port Library, Boston, Union station in Worchester, Boston and Temple Emanuel synagogue in Newton Wellesley, Boston, USA.
  • 2001: Worked as site Architect on R.I.A.I. award winning secondary school project in Co Kerry while working with O’Riordan Staehli Architects.
  • 2007: Won first place in an Architectural Professional competition for a mixed-use development in Dingle, Co Kerry.

Education and Qualifications

  • 1980 – 1985:  B. Arch Sc (First honours) Architecture school, DIT and Trinity College, Dublin.
  •  1985-1987: Royal institute of Architects of Ireland. Membership exams.(Membership number: 88021).
  •  2012 -2013: Degree Certificate L7: Major Environmental and Energy Engineering.
  •  2014: Revit Courses in L.I.T. and St Johns College. (Merit).
  •  2014:  Certificate in Energy Efficient Building Systems from Kompetenz Zentrum Holzbau & Ausbau, Biberach, Germany.


  • Principal Architect and owner of Edel Regan Architects, Cork.
  • 3 d design skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Feasibility studies and master planning.
  • Ability to liaise with clients, planners, consultants and contractors.
  • International design experience
  • Track record in achieving successful planning for a wide range of projects including large scale mixed use developments.

Professional Experience 2000- 2018

List of projects:

Residential/Master planning

2008: Large scale residential projects

  • Houses, Apartments, a crèche and renovation of an existing mill in Crookstown, Co Cork. 40 houses and 20 apartments. 

Contract value €20 million.

  • Housing Development in, Co Cork: 130 houses including detached, semidetached, terraced houses, a crèche and a community centre. 

Contract value: €20 million.

  • Housing Development in Roscarberry, West Cork: 30 houses including detached, semidetached and terraced houses. 

Contract value: €20 million.

  • 8 Apartments in Carrigthowill, Co Cork. 

Contract value: €4 million.(Membership number: 88021).

  • 8 detached houses in Fermoy, Co Cork

Contract value approx. €4 million.

  • Design and planning for 38 apartments with retail on ground floor in Passage west Co Cork. 

Contract value: Approximately €3 million.

  • 2009: First Place in Architectural Competition for a mixed-use development on site in Dingle. A 3-4 storey mixed-use development (7926.79 square meter gross floor area) comprising of commercial units, offices, retail store, restaurant, 6 no. apartments, anchor retail unit, a leisure centre a public courtyard, 202 car parking spaces and landscaping.

Site area: 1.34 hectares

Contract Value: €20 million

  • 2017Mixed use development. Glanmire, Co Cork. A mixed-use development comprising of retail, medical, office suites, underground parking, residential component and crèche facilities.

Site area: 0.49 ha.

Contract Value: €5 million.

  • 2006Mixed use development in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow. A mixed-use development comprising of a two-storey library, retail units, medical suites, an underground car park with communal garden above, and apartments.

Contract Value: €15 million.

  • 2007Mixed use development in Ferrybank, Co Kilkenny. A mixed-use development with apartments, retail, a medical centre, offices and a crèche.

Contract Value: € 5.5 million.

  • 2008: Radiology Clinic in Ballinderry, Co Westmeath.

Radiology Clinic in Ballinderry, Co Westmeath.

Included a radiology unit, laboratories, and a surgical unit.

Area: 69,330 sq. ft. development.

Construction Value: €20 million.

  • 2008Radiology Clinic in Ballally, Dundrum, co Dublin.

Design of radiology clinic.

Contract value: €400,000.

  • 2017: Crèche extension for the HSE for existing facilities in Bessboro community centre, Mahon Co Cork.

Area: 53square metres.

Contract Value: €500,000.

  • 2009Design report for the OPW (Office of public works.) for a Garda station in Fermoy, Co Cork.

Total area: 2319 sq. metres.

Contract value: €3.5 million.

  • 2009Feasibility Study for an urban block in the docklands Cork city.

Including cinema, theatre, restaurants, cafes, retail, hotel and offices.

  • 2007Design of industrial park and offices

Shannon Development Company.

Contract value: €3.5 million.

  • 2017Ballinglen Art Gallery and archive, Co Mayo

Infill project in Ballycastle, Co Mayo for Ballinglen Art Gallery, Ballycastle.

  • 2009: Renovation of retail premises on existing site on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork

Private developer.

Contact value: € 2 million.

  • 2008Design and planning for health and safety headquarters, Carrigaline, Co Cork.

3 storey offices and car parking.

Contract value: €4 million.

  • 2009: Car show rooms in Co Cork.

Private developer.

Contract value: €2million.

Professional Experience while working for other Architectural practices.

  • 1993-1997: Finegold Alexander & Associates Inc, Boston, USA. Design Architect

- Temple Emanuel Synagogue, Newtown MA. Contract value: $3 million.

- Union station, Worchester, USA. Contract Value: $20 million.

- Large extension to Newbury Port Library, Newbury Port, Boston USA. Contract Value: $2 million.

- Vassar College, New York.: Renovation and Youth centre.

  • 1990-1993: Akira Yamashita & Associates Architects and Land planners Boston, USA. Design Architect/Masterplanner

- Large scale mixed use developments, including housing, hotels, and conference centres integrated with golf courses with high and low-density units, including water front condominiums and single family houses in Kawage, Sendai, Fukyama and Ossaka in Japan.

- Examined the full potential of land and produced designs at a macro scale. Early conceptual design skills were utilized for these projects.

List of projects:

- Marina in Kawage, Japan.

- Urban planning in New York, USA.

- Integrated large scale projects in Sendai, Japan comprising of golf course, conference centre, a hotel, and a residential component.

- Magnetic levitated train station in Florida with retail and residential components.

- University City conference centre in Baltimore, Maryland.

- Hillside villas, secluded guest accommodation used for executive retreats, integrated with a golf course.

  • 1988-1990: Sumner Schein Architects & Engineers, Cambridge, Boston, USA. Design Architect

- Shopping centres in Chicago, and Boston, USA.

- Yorktown shopping Mall, Chicago, Illinois. Renovation and expansion of existing two storey facilities.

- Natick Shopping Mall, Natick, Boston, USA.

  • 1985-1988: Peter Legge & Associates Architects, Dublin and London offices.Design Architect

Pharmaceutical projects.

- Pharmaceutical Company Le Servier Laboratories, Arklow, Ireland.

- Becton Dickinson factory design.

Media Profile and Publications.

  • 1982:   R.I.A.I. magazine, “Marine club design”.
  • 1984:    R.I.A.I. magazine, “Design of Old Persons Home”.
  • 1997:   “Time to stop moving, there’s work to be done”. Irish Times.
  • 1999:   “Beyond the hall door” RTE television.
  • 2000:    “Beyond the hall door” Annual.
  • 2005:   “Sunday Business post” Radiology Clinic, Mullingar.
  • 2006:   “Cork’s Leading Business Women” 2006 and 2007.
  • 2007:  “Plan” magazine publication: Design of house in Scull, Co Cork.
  • 2009:   “Irish Examiner”. Property Section. Design of house in Clonakilty, Co Cork.

"I have a very practical approach to design, and would like to help you realise the potential of your home or commercial project. A lot can be achieved with some small design changes on a modest budget. “Form follows function” is a motto of mine. An objective outside view can kickstart your design for your home and enhance your lifestyle dramatically."

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My creativity has taken many different forms over the years; I have been fortunate enough to pursue my love of painting while also maintaining my architectural practice. My preferred mediums are oil, pastel and watercolours. I bring this artistic flair to all of my architectural design work.

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