t o b Architect


T O B Architect is an architectural practice based in Dublin, Ireland. It was established in 2013 by Thomas O Brien Architect. Each project we make is particular, yet builds on the tradition of a critical Architecture that evokes aesthetic experience and satisfies the senses. For us, each project’s success is measured against its relationship to this tradition. Light and shadow, expert construction and detailing drive the work. We are not overtly looking to be ‘brand new’; our work is referential to history, typology, environmental and contextual prompts.

In brief: everything is related to everything else

Adopting this position, Experiment and Eccentricity creep in naturally to each particular project. If you are also interested in these things we want to work with you.

Thomas O Brien studied architecture at University College Dublin, graduating in 2005. He obtained a Professional Diploma (Architecture) through the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), and University College Dublin in May 2011. He is a registered architect and a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Since graduation Thomas has been fortunate to gain experience with diverse practices, such as de Paor Architects, A2 Architects, and Dorman Architects, and worked on a range of projects from educational buildings, interior fit outs, domestic extensions and new builds.
Thomas is currently a studio tutor at University College Dublin.


2013 – Future Perfect – Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

2012 – Folly – Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Clare

2012 – We had an idea about the future – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin

2011 – Into a Limbo – 200 Clonliffe Road, Dublin


Emily Mannion