WHO WE ARE

We are a small office based in Blackrock in South County Dublin. We have big ideas, a passion for transforming peoples dreams and aspirations into reality. We have over 25 years combined experience and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project. We ensure that projects are realistic to the budget available.

Each project is guaranteed the personal attention of one of the directors who guides is from the initial consultation through to completion with our energetic and enthusiastic team.

We work closely with a number of engineers, quantity surveyors, energy advisors and other consultants who advise as required on various projects

THE TEAM

MICHAEL FRAIN

Director / Co-Founder


Michael is Director and co-founder of Bright Designs.

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Michael is Director and co-founder of Bright Designs. He graduated from UCD in 2000 with honours and joined Mc Cullough Mulvin Architects. He was project architect on new civic offices, and private residences in the West of Ireland. In 2003 he joined Shay Cleary Architects and worked as senior project architect on a number of large residential and commercial schemes. Concurrently in 2005 he formed F+D Studio Architects which specialised in smaller scale residential projects and which was recognised in 2008 by the RIAI awards. In 2010 Michael and Alan started collaborating on various projects and have now formed Bright Design Architects.

ALAN BURNS

Director / Co-Founder


Alan is Director and co-founder of Bright Designs.

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UCD School of Architecture graduate in 2000; Worked previously in New York, San Francisco and in Dublin with de Blacam and Meagher and Studio M Architects.
 Alan graduated from U.C.D. School of Architecture in 2000 with honours spending four years working as a project architect with de Blacam and Meagher Architects during which time he was centrally involved in seminal projects including the C.I.T. Administration Building (North Campus Development) and Bantry Garda Headquarters.
 He joined Studio M Architects as a senior project architect in 2004 and was involved in a broad range of residential and commercial projects at all stages.
 In 2008, he joined Rory Murphy as a founding member of ABRM Architects with a diverse project workload which includes the Redevelopment of Guineys on Talbot Street (office / retail), the Enniskerry Mixed Use Village Development (medical / retail / residential) and a broad range of residential work of all scales.

JOHN POWER

Project Architect


MARIO REITZ

Project Architect


DAVID PASTOR

Architect


PHIL MC COY

Architectural Technologist


JENNY KEATING

Graduate Architect


PAOLO PISEDDU

Architect


MIKE MORRIS

Architect


ELENA PAMPANA

Architectural Intern


OUR WORK

We are a client focused, design led architectural firm who deliver tailored design solutions for individual clients and projects of all budgets across the residential sector.

Every client, site, brief and budget are unique and as such deserve a unique response. We offer a professional service at all times which fulfils all client brief requirements and exceeds expectations. By listening to client needs we are able to interpret their needs, identify specific site opportunities and ultimately deliver designs which maximise space and light while at all times adhering to budget constraints. Building work is a big undertaking and the client will be living with the results for many years to come – we recognise that it is your project and your money being spent and we therefore do not push specific design agendas or styles but rather listen to what each client wants.

We offer very competitive fixed fees which are based on individual work stages without any obligation to commit to any stage should the project not proceed.