Who we are

OBFA is a progressive architectural practice providing professional architectural and project management services throughout Ireland and the UK. A contemporary practice with an emphasis on design and sustainability, OBFA operates in a BIM (Building Information Modelling) environment for the efficient delivery of all projects.


OBFA Architects are delighted to announce the recent completion of a management buy-out at the practice. The practice is now headed by Principal Ciaran O’Brien, MRIAI, a founder of the practice in 2013.

OBFA Architects has steadily built a reputation in innovative design using technology and education, and we are currently leading Ireland in two first of its kind citizen-led design processes.


Founded in 2013, OBFA’s diverse body of work includes cultural, residential, commercial and educational buildings and spaces for both the private and public sectors, as well as civic projects.

Our team represents our commitment to the field of architecture, with wide ranging interests and extensive experience – from the procurement and management of large and complex projects,to research and study.

Each team member contributes to the wide range of projects and typologies, driving common architectural ambitions and a shared commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture that is reflective of social, cultural, and physical context.


Our practice is honed on the ability to have a constructive dialogue with clients and end-users, as well as collaborating closely with other members of the project team throughout the design and delivery of a project.