arpl architects
ARPL Architects


ARPL Architects are delighted to have been shortlisted in an open international design competition for a new primary school in Dublin. Organised by the RIAI on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland the proposals was for a 600 pupil primary school on a tight city centre site.


ARPL's proposal concentrated on addressing issues of the relationships between pupils within the school in what is a multi storey structure. A stepped internal and external form allowed fantastic daylighting and access to roof gardens for all the pupils.


This follows on from our success two years ago in a similar international competition for a secondary school in Dublin , a project due to start on site in 2016.

welcome to arpl architects

The ARPL philosophy is to produce buildings to the highest design standards in close consultation with our clients.

Our design is both innovative and sympathetic to the immediate and the broader environment in which they are constructed with an emphasis on sustainability. Each project embraces the unique nature of the client’s needs and the site.

From our base in Ayr the practice carries out projects over a wide geographical area from the Orkneys and the Western Isles to Ireland. Our project experience covers the fields of housing, churches, schools, commercial projects, private houses, community and arts buildings. We have developed particular expertise in contemporary sustainable design, specialist conservation works and design for historically sensitive environments.

Our work has received wide recognition through numerous design and environmental awards presented over the years for our new build and conservation works. Regular success in design competitions adds to the practice portfolio.

While you are here, please visit our project gallery where you can see many of the projects we have worked on and some case studies.

We can be contacted through the contact form,
or phone us on 01292 289777.