PAC Studio is an architectural practice where environmental considerations are fundamental to making buildings, places and spaces that are distinguished by their atmosphere. We fill our spaces with natural light, we craft these spaces with natural materials, we welcome in the warmth of the sun and the breath of fresh air.
Our design process is underpinned by an understanding of the potential for physical and psychological well-being in those using and engaging with the spaces and buildings we make. We approach each project with an open mind – our buildings do not look the same, each being a specific response to the brief, the physical and social context, and the climate. We develop a range of physical and digital models across the course of every project to simulate and test qualities of light, space and materials. In this manner, we seek to make beautifully crafted, healthy environments – both comfortable and energy efficient in use, stimulating and pleasurable in experience.
Founding directors Graham Petrie and Peter Crowley have worked together since 2000, and we founded PAC Studio in 2007. Our work has been published and exhibited in Ireland and we received a commendation by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland for Best Emerging Practice in 2012, and in 2017 we received the RIAI Award for Best Commercial Project of the Year, for our Market Space in Malahide.