Established in 2004, Tara Cooke Architects offers a wide range of architectural services from energy efficient and sustainable design, conservation of historic buildings, adaptations and extensions to existing homes, contemporary new buildings and spaces, interior design and above all creating beautiful spaces that you will love.

We work on all kinds of project types and sizes, developing designs that optimise potential in terms of space, light, vistas, functionality, comfort, storage and fluid connections to outdoor spaces.  We ensure that all elements of our work comply with building regulations and planning legislation.

Every finished project is a result of time spent carefully listening and working closely with you to establish your exact project requirements, to create a clear brief and to find creative solutions to all elements within your project and budget.

We work closely with you to understand your hopes and needs for the project and work carefully guiding you through the process from start to finish.  We are renowned for friendly, efficient, professional and independent advice and guidance.  Most of our work comes through word of mouth, something we appreciate and are proud of.

We pride ourselves on creating buildings and spaces of lasting quality that delight. We aim to deliver a sense of individuality and beauty to truly enhance your way of living and working.


Having worked in a number of leading architectural practices in Dublin and  abroad for almost 10 years, Tara Cooke established her own practice in 2004. Her aim has always been to focus on quality designs where a customised, tailored approach is required.

Tara is passionate about delivering aesthetically beautiful designs that suit  your needs, compliment your lifestyle, are practical and within your budget.

Having graduated from the School of Architecture at University College Dublin, Tara completed further studies on Building Techniques, Interior and Exterior Decoration and the Protection of Listed Historic Buildings.  She is qualified to work on Protected Structures and buildings in Areas of Conservation and Residential Conservation.  It is in the quality of a building’s final appearance and the spaces within and around that Tara’s skill is evident – regardless of whether that building is modern or historic.

Inspired by a love of beautiful things, quality, comfort and a sense of luxury; Tara knows how to achieve these qualities cost effectively but to great effect. Simplicity is often the answer.  With her eye for the beautiful, Tara achieves wonders with clever use of natural light, access to outdoor spaces, carefully selected materials and spatial planning – giving her projects a design personality to suit your lifestyle.

Tara runs a series of classes and workshops to share her love and knowledge of design.  These courses are designed specifically to inspire creativity, facilitate discussion and open the minds of attendees to the huge variety of what is possible in topical design ideas and projects.


RIAI membership confirms that “Tara Cooke Architect” is a registered practice, qualified to practice as architects and certify building compliance with regulations.

We are proud to have accreditation with RIAI Grade 3 Conservation status. This means that we have specialist knowledge and are qualified to work on Protected Structures and Listed Buildings in Areas of Conservation and Residential Conservation.


We are experts in getting the most out of new and existing spaces.  Embracing light, making your space energy efficient, carefully selecting finishes, designing storage where it is needed to ensure a gorgeous result that enhances your lifestyle.

Purely independent professional advice – Based on our extensive experience and knowledge – We never take commission for recommending products, finishes or installations. That is not our ethos.

Foremost in our minds, always, is the fact that this is Your Space. We will never impose our vision; rather, gently tailor our designs to be All About You. Getting the best results to suit Your needs, Your Property, Your lifestyle within Your budget.

We love both the contemporary and the traditional and will work in a style that suits your project.  Tara is an accredited Conservation Architect with in-depth knowledge and experience in energy efficient design for both new creations and listed buildings.  Her ability to marry both styles and deliver a truly beautiful result is well recognised and sought after.

We are experienced in making applications for the various certificates of approval associated with building, such as Planning Permission, Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates. We have a history of successful planning results in urban and rural contexts, including protected structures and conservation areas.

Our delivery is full of true creative flair and design edge, for something that little bit special…



"I recommend Tara very highly as a competent and knowledgable architect with a wealth of experience.”

Jay Stuart RIBA, Managing Director, DW



086 854 0531

Fortal, Killiney Road,
Killiney, Co. Dublin