Bluett & O'Donoghue Architects
 
 

Planning, Masterplanning and Urban Design

Good planning can balance the economic, social and environmental factors arising from development for the common good. It can marry landuse, transport and development objectives to create places that are successful, profitable and flexible into the future and  give people an attractive environment in which to live, work and play.

 

At BLUETT & O’DONOGHUE ARCHITECTS, we believe that engagement between the Client and the Community is key to the success of any project and we aim to achieve consensus and support for a well thought out solution to every Brief. Our objective is to provide principled, imaginative and practical designs for all our projects, big or small.

 
Through our Masterplanning and Urban Design work, we aim to design:
 
  • Places of distinctive character which are well integrated with surrounding areas, socially diverse and can accommodate a variety of activities.
  • Buildings which are well designed, clear as to their purpose and make a positive contribution to their surroundings.
  • Open Spaces which are sheltered, carefully located and well overlooked and are attractive to a wide range of age groups.
  • A street network which is safe for walking, cycling and driving and which brings a sense of unity and elegance to the wider area. 
 
 
Our Planning, Masterplanning and Urban Design activities involve;   
 
  • Submissions to Planning Authorities for appropriate zoning of land in new Development Plans or as Variations to existing Plans. 
  • Development of Framework/Master Plans for the regeneration of brownfield land or for the creation of new neighbourhoods in urban and rural contexts.
  • Management of the planning application process from inception to conclusion. This could run from pre-planning negotiations with Statutory Bodies to set the agenda for the project right through to the submission or response to planning appeals or representing the Client at oral hearings or court proceedings.


BLUETT& O'DONOGHUE ARCHITECTS practice in Town Planning, Masterplanning and Urban Design is managed by
Cormac O'Sullivan - B.Arch., M.Phil., (Urb' and Reg' Planning), IHBC, MIPI, MRIAI.