Architectural Services

For you the private client, or commercial developers, Declan Commons BA Hons MSc, Senior Architectural Consultant at PW, will meet your expectations to really good architecture, of its time and exceeding its functional expectations, on-time and in-budget. I personally believe in spending the time with a new client to understand how you want your building to work for you. Similarly to understand the site, the neighborhood and explain to you how best to move forward. 

Sustainable     Design

Are you in interested in incorporating principles of ‘greening’ or sustainability in your building project? My architectural design approach incorporates cost-effective sustainability technologies and techniques into our projects. My established relationships with suppliers and experts in various technologies ensures that the correct solution is delivered to your project at competitive costs. Let Planning Workshops experience guide your choices.

Planning & Applications

Your Planning Applications or Appeals benefit significantly from professional preparation and presentation. Planning Workshop deliver high quality negotiation and project management of the planning application process.  I have worked for Local Authorities and understand their aspirations and requirements. I can also best represent our private clients by bringing client and local authority requirements to an agreement.

Zoning and Strategic Planning

If you are investing in land or buildings development, Planning Workshop will efficiently investigate and advise on maximising the potential which is often hidden in these assets. Packages are tailored to meet client needs, and optimum development strategies are identified. Services include zoning and development plan submissions to Local Planning Authorities, Development Plans, Local Area Plans etc. on behalf of our clients.



Design/Planning Advice

Planning Workshop was founded by Declan Commons in 2005, continuing an earlier career in the UK and Scandinavia. From my core base in Dublin and NUI Galway, Planning Workshop service clients throughout Ireland. Your project will benefit from professional insight to help you assess how to best move forward. Be it a small home remodeling or extension to expert advice on planning regulations or zoning, just a short phone call with PW will get you moving in the right direction.

Our Process

  • STAGE 1: Initial call or email from you
  • STAGE 2: Discussion of your needs
  • STAGE 3: Clarify competitive fee basis
  • STAGE 4: Office or on-site meeting
  • STAGE 5: Project moving forward

Our Mission Statement

My belief in embracing sustainability, implies responsibilities and new skills sets for architecture, engineering, town planning, and the related professions, and ultimately in community culture. Consciousness is growing in Ireland and around the world – we are coming-round to demanding sustainability in our built environment, and acknowledging that we, as consultants, consumers and producers must all contribute some effort in realising this.


Client View

Declan Commons and Planning Workshop have represented our portfolio over the last 4 years, both in dealing with planning issues with County Councils (portfolio includes 42 hectares of zoned lands), and in designing a total remodeling and extension of a 200 year old town-centre house. He has also acted as advising planning consultant on tricky right of way issues in the High Court. On all accounts, he (Declan), has been excellent to deal with and to represent our interests, and we will continue to seek his advice and input in the future. – Patrick & Christiane Leahy-Coen, Limerick

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