The practice was established by Paul Moran and Paolo Trolese in March 2003. With decades of combined experience, the practice has unrivalled expertise in architecture and construction throughout all sectors

CDP Architecture have been fortunate in that we have a good variety of projects including commercial, industrial, leisure, residential, crèches, student accommodation, medical centres, fit-out, retail, hotels, nightclubs & bars, as well as one-off housing.


Our Mission

We are CDP Architecture. We provide professional architectural services and support to our clients. Team work is a big part of our workplace ethos, believing that we should all have a part to play in the development of each of our projects. Our goal is to deliver our clients a design solution which meets their needs and is of architectural merit.

We offer clients a total business and design solution, providing clients with what they need while exceeding their expectations. We are enhancing our reputation as a professional organisation through utilising our specific skills including design, project management and master planning, all achieved through a sense of teamwork.

We work with CDP Architecture on numerous projects and CDP always deliver the best result to us. All of CDP's staff are extremely helpful and always respond to queries promptly. It is fair to say CDP is one of the best service providers and we could always trust CDP to assist us with our construction projects.

Emma Ding, Project Manager
SIEC Group Ltd

CDP Directors, Associate Directors and Staff are a group of talented Architects who we have had the pleasure to work with over the last number of years. They work collaboratively with other design consultants and general contractors to ensure that all the clients visions, programs and objectives are met. We have had the opportunity to work with CDP Architecture on numerous of small and large complex projects and have been impressed with the consummate professional way CDP manage projects and Teams, their careful attention to detail is second to none which lead to successful projects.

Rory Breen, Managing Director
RM Breen Associates

We have known CDP from 2004 right up to the present. During that time CDP have asked us to participate in a huge variety of projects in the fields of education, health, commercial, retail, hotels nightclubs, conservation and residential . The projects have ranged from small bespoke projects to large highly complex buildings. CDP is a highly professional and successful practice. The ethos of CDP as defined by their two Directors Paul and Paolo sets out to be ambitious on behalf of their clients, to be determined in overcoming obstacles and delivering a quality product in the end. They achieve this in a very efficient manner which is at all times optimistic and friendly. We wish CDP best wishes for their continued success in the years ahead.

Molony Millar

We have worked with CDP Architecture on a number of residential and commercial projects from initial concept development, design, planning and through to construction. We find their ability, can do attitude, and commitment greatly benefits our projects and have no hesitation in recommending them to future Clients.

Niall McElwaine
Clonmel Enterprises

I engaged the services of CDP Architecture for a one-off house build on a corner site, from the initial planning application through to project completion. I have found their staff to be friendly, professional, and very quick to respond to my queries and concerns. They have efficiently managed many aspects of the project, including selecting a contractor and recommending interior finishes, such that the self-build process has been an adventure, rather than a stressful experience. The house they created for me is skillfully designed to be unique and modern, yet sympathetic to the surrounding properties. I would have no hesitation in working with CDP again in the future

Paraic Keane

I’ve worked with Louise, Paul and Paolo for nearly 10 years on multiple projects in the hospitality industry and on my own home. Happy to say that I’d fully recommend the CDP team in terms of their professionalism and their work ethic. Their depth of knowledge in terms of Design, Project Management, Local Authority Regulations and Certification is top-drawer. I’m looking forward to working with CDP for many years to come.”

Ian Redmond
Tramline, Dublin - O'hana, Dublin

Fully Managed Projects from Inception to Completion

Why Choose us

We design buildings to embrace both aesthetics and function which is expressed through form, materials and with specific reference to their location and setting. We strive to source new products, materials and building processes to provide innovative designs which are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

CDP Architecture strive to achieve impact regardless of form, scale or function. We offer professional architectural support to a broad and diverse client base ranging from high profile landmark buildings to private nursing homes for both the commercial and residential sectors.

When excited by a new venture proposition, and in haste to get to the point, it is human to ‘push for a result’. But discarding the thought process and ideals of a vision is to miss most of the story. In the end we may know the structure, but not why it matters. What one person thinks is beautiful, is beautiful to them. We take on board the needs and expectations of clients, and invite each client in the architectural process of delivering their vision.

Our Team

Paul Moran

Is co-founder of the company with nearly 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been involved in a wide range of projects both in Ireland and in the UK.

Paolo Trolese

Is co-founder of the company, with near to 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been involved in a wide range of projects in South Africa, Ireland and the UK.

Angela Brum
Senior Office Administrator

Is a professional with excellent expertise on problem-solving and people management. Has a vast know-how in the areas of Human Resources (Recruiting, training, payroll, employee wellness), Compliance and Customer Service.

Office Team

Diverse and ambitious Team of thirty colleagues consisting of:

Senior Design Architects;

Senior Construction Architects;

Senior Construction Architectural Technicians;

BIM / Revit Coordinators;

3D Modeling;