Director, Cooney Architects Ltd.
B.Arch, MRIAI, Conservation Architect (Grade 3)
Frank Cooney B.Arch MRIAI graduated from University College Dublin in 1985, and became a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland in 1992. He is an accredited conservation architect, and a former tutor in Building Technology at the UCD School of Architecture.
Frank completed the IPM Project Management Course in 2002, graduated from the IMI Grow Programme in 2010, and is a member of the RIAI Sustainable Task Force Sub-Committee. He has completed the NICER Course in ‘Passive House Planning’, the RIAI CPD course ‘Designing Low-Energy Domestic Refurbs’ and the Dublin Civic Trust Conservation of Historic Buildings workshop.
Prior to establishing Cooney Architects in 1994 with Patricia McCaffrey, he worked with the Terry Farrell Partnership in London and with McCullough Mulvin Architects and Murray O’Laoire Architects in Dublin. At Murray O’Laoire Architects he was the Project Architect for the EU sponsored prototype energy efficient Green Building in Temple Bar, and he was a project architect for the RIAI Gold Medal winning Civic Park and Tourism Information Office at Arthur’s Quay Park.
Frank has lectured extensively in Sustainable Design, such as the SERVE (Sustainable Energy for the Rural Environment) talk in Cloughjordan; the Irish Sustainable Building Show 2009; Cultivate; EBS Green Investment Seminar; the RIAI Western Region; Bank of Ireland ‘Emerging Opportunities in the Green Sector'; and at the ‘Cavan Goes Green’ Seminar along with a Passive House Presentation in Blackpool, England.
He has extensive experience in various sectors including education, healthcare, masterplanning, specialist housing, commercial developments, conservation and sports & leisure.