Ailish Drake




Drake Hourigan Architects, founded by Ailish Drake and Conor Hourigan in 2007, focus on the creative & adaptive reuse & extension of existing buildings & historic properties. Their design work extends outside to include landscape, public parks, and sensory gardens. In recent years they have had increased opportunities for engagement with projects that benefit the community.

An Ríocht won the RIAI Public Choice Award 2019 and was highly commended in the RIAI Learning Environments category. It won the Building of the Year – Educational and was shortlisted to the final six for the overall Building of the Year, at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2019. It has been published in Architecture Ireland (308), Plan Magazine and Building Ireland Magazine.

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