Steve Larkin Architects is an architectural practice based in Dublin Ireland. We are focused on designing and making carefully crafted buildings that are sensitive to their physical and cultural context. We have a wide range of project types ranging from domestic to commercial and public works.

We emphasize the importance of object, detail and space to produce carefully honed architecture. We take a careful, practical and economic approach to materials and construction. Sustainability is considered from first principles at all stages of the design process. We collaborate closely with clients, professional consultants and expert tradespeople to ensure that project ambitions are met. 

Steve Larkin Architects has a significant catalogue of built work whose quality is widely recognised by multiple national and international awards and commendations including RIAI Best Emerging Practice, RIAI Awards, AAI Awards and AR Commendations. International exhibition commissions include Venice Biennale 2018 and London Festival of Architecture 2015. The work of the practice has been exhibited and published worldwide. Research outputs include buildings, exhibitions, symposiums, conferences and publications.


Steve Larkin is a practicing architect and educator. He studied architecture at University College Dublin and graduated in 2002. He worked with Donaghy and Dimond Architects from 2002 becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland in 2005. He established Steve Larkin Architects in 2007.

Steve is a lecturer in architecture at TU Dublin. He is head of 1st year and leads a postgraduate research unit. He was formerly a lecturer in architecture at Queens University Belfast. Steve was EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPT-r Research Fellow at RMIT Europe 2014 – 2015. He was awarded a PhD, for his research, Interiorities in Oral Cultural Landscapes, under the supervision of Richard Blythe, Jo Van Den Berghe and with special assistance from Leon van Schaik in 2017. He is a guest critic in a number of universities in Ireland, UK and Europe.


Deepka Abbi studied architecture at the Dublin School of Architecture DIT and graduated with a first class honours in 2017.  She joined the practice in 2018, after spending some time working for V+ Architecture in Brussels.  She became a member of RIAI in 2021. 


Rory McDonald, Claire Fitzpatrick, Mark Corcoran, Aifric Carroll, Zunairah Ansari, Alice Clarke, Daire Bracken, Noreile Breen, Alice Clancy, Donal Siggins.