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Open Architects -Testimonials

Fiona Nolan

This is to state that Claire Mc Manus of Open Architects oversaw the renovation of the house above and designed and managed the building of an extension to same. I found Claire to be creative and confident in her design and diligent and efficient in the overseeing of the build. She was easy to work with: straight forward, flexible and reliable and her work was very reasonably priced. She handled negotiations with the neighbours, she was interested in new products and, most importantly, I am delighted with the end product. I would have no hesitation in recommending her work, either in a traditional build or eco-build.


Julie Pohjanen

We came to Claire having seen first hand the wonderful job she had done locally on the Ladies Island project. We had a similar stone cottage on our site and we really wanted to create something special. We had a dream and a vision when we came to Claire, and we presented a wish list and voiced ideas. Claire put together a floor plan that has met every expectation and then some. She guided us expertly and professionally through the design and planning process. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire to family and friends. We are living in our new home for ten weeks now. The elevations and the proportions within the home itself we feel are perfect. We are very happy to have met and worked with Claire. Our wonderful home is our haven, and our dream fulfilled. Thank You :o)


Susan Barry

I worked with Open Architects in 2007 to design and build Palmerstown Veterinary Hospital and was very pleased with the service provided through out the course of the project. Open Architects prepared and submitted the planning application, which thanks to careful attention to detail, passed on the first occasion. I felt they understood the concept I had for the veterinary hospital and were able to convey that in the building design. It was also nice to get the professional opinion on my concept: they were able to point out areas which could be improved as well as contributing fresh ideas that I would never have thought of. Communication was the outstanding part of the service: always contactable, always available to answer questions, always available to listen, easy to get on with. I would use them again.


Tony Bardon

I was very pleased with the service you provided to us. The virtual showhouse provided a very clear picture of the potential of this house and should ultimately help with its sale. At this stage I have no recommendations to make on possible improvements in your service. We have been slow ourselves in getting your product up on our auctioneers website so it is to early yet to gauge reaction.


Ladies Island

Our new home has attracted a lot of compliments from everyone who has visited. We love it. I would strongly recommend Open Architects to anyone considering building or improving their property - it is another level of investment in your home.


Tony & Ann Mason

We were delighted with the help and information we received from Open Architects. We had very little experience with the building process before this project and Claire ensured that we understood each process. She was always available to answer any questions and because of her commitment everything went to plan. Thank you very much for your time and assistance.


Anne-Marie Walsh

Anne-Marie Walsh Having obtained planning permission for an extension to my house, following some lengthy meetings with a recommended architect, I felt that there was something missing - a bit of creativity perhaps, I just couldn't put my finger on it. However, having viewed a prototype of an extension with a very unusual and creative roof that Claire was in the process of doing , I felt that I would like this architect to look at my plans with a view to being more creative and making the most of the space involved. The outcome was excellent, and certainly was in line with what I wanted to achieve. Claire, looked at all aspects of the house and came up with a design that captured all natural light and made the most of what space she would have to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire and her firm for residential work. She is an extremely creative and professional Architect.