Architects Declare Ireland is a network of RIAI registered architects & architectural practices committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Originated by architects Steve Tompkins and Michael Pawlyn, and launched on 30 May 2019 by the then 17 UK recipients of the Stirling Prize. it quickly attracted hundreds of other architectural practices from across the UK. Architects Declare Ireland was the second

Under the wider banner of ‘Construction Declares’, it has now spread to more than 20 different countries, with over 5,000 signatories, and has been adopted by other built environment disciplines that have signed up to variations on the original 11-point declaration.

Architects Declare is about encouragement, with every signatory organisation expected to self-govern its progress toward achieving the commitments it has made. On the basis that no single architect is currently meeting every part of the radical commitment to change, a firm ‘no public blame and shame’ policy is in place.

Current Steering Group Members

Karolina Backman

Jonathan Black

Robert Bourke

Caelan Bristow

Bobby Conroy

Catriona Duggan

Achim Gottstein

Paul Leech

Robin Mandal

John McLaughlin

Ami Skimming Black

Mark Stephens

Why Declare?

Support us...

You can support Architects Declare Ireland by:

01 Communicating Feedback: Send us an email with your feedback, comments or thoughts on how we can help drive change and embed climate change mitigation principles into architectural practice in Ireland. Email us at [email protected]

02 Joining Us On Facebook: Architects Declare Ireland Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/ArchitectsDeclareIE

03 Following Us On Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrishDeclare

04 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/architectsdeclare_ie

05 Downloading & printing our poster that has 10 practical steps to assist every practice in making your office carbon neutral - you can download the posters in a variety of different sizes/formats HERE (a special thanks to Brian Byrne at Lands Studio for the work on this)

06 Inviting Others - Invite another practice to sign up to Architects Declare Ireland, or encourage your Design Team Members to join (start) their own Declare Group.

07 If you're a student you can become a signatory at Architecture Education Declares (opens in new window)

Please stay tuned for more information on how we together can take action to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.


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