studio m architects, is an award winning architectural practice, which was established in 1999 by Patricia Mangan.
We are passionate about what we do and invest great energy in delivering projects which are well thought through and finely crafted. Patricia is involved in every project, offering a highly creative and ultimately personal service to our Clients.
We aspire to creating projects that are timeless, of the highest quality materials and with minimal impact on the environment.
We design projects in a very intimate and hands-on way and collaborate with people that we know and trust. Our conceptual ideas are developed and presented through sketches, models, drawings and dialogue.
Each design solution is unique to the project, the client and the place. Our clients are always at the centre of our design process.
Studio m architects has been widely published and won numerous awards including two RIAI Awards.
Who we are
Director | architect
Having graduated from the School of Architecture, DIT, Dublin with first class honours in 1989, Patricia worked in London for Max Hutchinson and Partners.
In 1991 Patricia joined Jean Nouvel et Ass., Paris where she worked on a number of prestigious projects such as the Tour San Fins, Paris and Galleries Lafayette, Berlin.
In 1994 on returning to Dublin, Patricia joined Murray O’Laoire Architects working on projects in Dublin and Moscow. From 1995 to 1996 Patricia was a lecturer in Interior Design at DIT, Dublin.
In 1997 Patricia went into private practice and in 1999 was a co-founder of studio m architects, an award winning practice.
Patricia has also diversified into product design and is currently developing a range of household products.
Patricia is passionate about design and brings her vast experience and attention to detail to each project.
Colette graduated with a Diploma in Architectural Technology in 1984 from DIT, and in 1999 from Trinity College, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management in Construction. In 2015 Colette graduated with an honours MSc. in Energy Retrofit Technology from DIT. She also achieved Autodesk Revit Architecture Professional Certification in 2015.
Prior to working with studio m architects, Colette spent over 20 years working in the Hospitality and Leisure sectors project managing large design and build projects which included Hotels, multi-level night clubs, and bars in Ireland and the UK.
Colette’s particular area of expertise is in implementing energy efficient retrofit measures and methods of construction.
Following graduation in Architectural Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology in 1986, Brian's career has been primarily focused on project & site management work. This has been particularly in relation to design driven residential and retail architectural & interior projects in both Dublin & UK. Achievements include an RIAI regional award for Pharmacy retail with studio m architects in 2006.
A further Teagas Diploma in Amenity Horticulture in 2012 followed a Silver Gilt award for his engaging space garden exhibit 'Columbarium' at Bloom 2011, subsequently branching into residential landscaping design and site supervision work. Brian has a long standing association with studio m architects.
Brian’s particular area of expertise is in construction detail, project & site management work.