Steve Larkin is a practicing musician and architect. He studied architecture at University College Dublin and graduated in 2002. He became a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland in 2005 and established Steve Larkin Architects in 2007. Since then the practice has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards and commendations including the RIAI Best Emerging Practice Award 2012, RIAI Best House 2012, AAI Awards in 2012 and 2013 and the Architectural Review International House Award 2012. The practice was an Irish nominee for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2013. Steve is a Lecturer in Architecture at Queens University Belfast and an Assistant Lecturer in Architecture at Dublin Institute of Technology. He was an EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPT-r Research Fellow at RMIT Europe 2014 - 2015. He received his PhD at RMIT in 2017 for his practice based research, Interiorities in Oral Cultural Landscapes, under the supervision of Richard Blythe, Jo Van Den Berghe and with special assistance from Leon van Schaik.

Awards and Honours: 

2016 AR Shortlisted for Best International Pop Up - Big Red

2015 Commission for Irish Pavilion at London International Design Festival 2015

2014 EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPT-r research fellowship for PhD Research at RMIT University

2013 Nominated for Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize Architecture

2013 Winner AAI Award

2012 AR Shortlisted and Highly Commended for World House of the Year

2012 Winner RIAI Best Emerging Practice

2012 Winner RIAI Best House Award

2012 Highly Commended RIAI Best House Award 

2012 Winner AAI Award


2013 Houses of the World 2013 Exposition, Ljubljiana, Slovenia.

2013 Connecting Territories, The work of ten innovative architects in UK and Ireland, PLACE Gallery, Belfast.

2012 RIAI Awards Exhibition, Ireland, China and UK.

2012 AAI Awards Exhibition, The Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.

2012 Connecting Territories, Obel Belfast.

2012 MADE, Exhibition of Young Irish Architecture, Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

2012 MADE, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.

2011 MADE, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

2009 Sounding Boxes, “Now What?” Exhibit, Art Space, Smithfield Market, Dublin.


Claire Fitzpatrick

Mark Corcoran

Aifric Carroll

Alice Clarke

Deepka Abbi

Noreile Breen

Donal Siggins

Daire Bracken

Selected Publications

2013 Wallpaper Top Young Architects of the World

2013 Contemporary Irish Architecture by Gandon Editions

2013 AAI Awards Book by Gandon Editions

2012 Sunday Times, 16 Dec 2012 - text: Stephen Best

2012 Le Moniteur Architecture, Nov 12

2012 bdonline, 09 Nov 2012 – text: Hugh Strange

2012 Domus online, Nov 2012

2012 A10, Sept 2012 - text: Emmett Scanlon

2012 Architecture Ireland, Nov 2012

2012 AAI Awards Book by Gandon Editions

2012 Hinge Interiors, Japan, August 2012

2012 Architectural Review, AR House Awards 2012

2012 RIAI Annual Review 2012, Best Emerging Practice 2012 published by RIAI

2012 RIAI Annual Review 2012, House at Bogwest published by RIAI

2012 Self Build and Renovate, RIAI Best House Award 2012

2012 Sunday Times, June 2012, RIAI public choice awards nominations

2012 Architecture Ireland, July 2012, RIAI Awards 2012