“When we decided to build our own house a friend had offered me the following advice find an architect and an engineer under the one roof’.. she was in the unfortunate position that her engineer could not stand over what her architect had drawn and this caused many a headache for her. I’ve passed this advice along to anyone I hear is thinking of building!
So not being from Cork and not having any recommendations I turned to google.

I met a number of architects and my search stopped once I met James Corcoran. I had seen their website and was very impressed. I phoned and made an appointment, James met me and we chatted for nearly an hour as I only half knew what I wanted but he gave all sorts of valuable advice. Within a month of that meeting the site we were looking at fell through. 12 months later another site in the area became available, I emailed James again to arrange another meeting. This time we could actually start drawings and we met CEA Architects again who is absolutely wonderful and so easy to work with. It’s the finer details that an architects adds makes all the difference.

And Sean Corcoran who is equally as easy to work with. So all in all we were off to a great start. Sean recommended a builder who they know and trust and who I can hand on heart say caused me zero stress. I’d build again in the morning if I could!
We are in the house 10 months now and it’s like we have always been here. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had such a stress free building experience. If I ever to build again CEA Architects would be my first port of call.”


Yvonne- 10/07/2015

“I am delighted to put pen to paper in recognition of the fantastic help I received from CEA Architects in the recent renovation of my home.
From the initial process of formulating and agreeing suitable plans, to securing planning, managing the tender process, selection of the right builder and the right materials and overseeing the project to completion I could not overstate the valuable advise and help I received from Sean Corcoran and his team.
I am delighted we listened to his advise as his experience and approach facilitated the project running very smoothly and we have ended up with a superb end product completed on time mainly down to Sean and his team I have no problem recommending CEA Architects and have done so without hesitation I wish them every success as their business expands.”


Joe Broderick, Glounthaune- 06/10/2015

“I have recently used CEA Architects and I would highly recommend them. Their advice, service, and absolute professionalism was outstanding whilst also being competitive. I look forward to working with them again in the future.”


Yvonne Madigan, Cobh, Co. Cork- 14/10/2015

“When we found our site, we met with a number of architectural firms. From the outset it was easy to discuss with Sean what we were looking to do and his advice was always very beneficial. Even when we had our own ideas, he would listen, advise and then support whatever decision was made. One important factor with CEA Architects is they are a one stop shop – architect, planning, engineer, project manager & for our project assigned certifier also. It is very reassuring to see a company willing to sign off and certify their work without any drama.

We were also very happy with Annette, the PM assigned to our build – very professional, courteous and always timely in getting back to us. If we were ever going to build again (we’re not planning to), the first call would be to C CEA Architects. I wish CEA Architects every success in the future.”

Kay & Dave, Glounthaune- 14/04/2016

“We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone at CEA Architects for the high quality service that they provided us with during our building project. Any issue or query which arose during our build was always dealt with in a prompt and professional manner. We would highly recommend CEA Architects to anyone undertaking building project.”

Brian and Kayte Stack- 01/07/2016

“A totally professional, friendly and efficient company, from the first drawings through to planning, to finding the perfect builder. James and his team put 100% into getting my building completed in the time frame and within budget.
Nothing is too much trouble and the small details are just as important as the big details. So put your trust in them and watch your dream home become a reality.
A CEA Architects design will stand out from all the others. Thank you James & Co.”

Heather Colan- 06/09/2016

“From the very first meeting CEA Architects became the benchmark to which all other architecture firms were measured against. From the initial on site meeting they gave us an excellent insight into what our project would entail, setting realistic expectations on our aspirations. The company were very receptive and enthusiastic about our new build and guided us through the minefield of achieving a successful planning application. Our bespoke designed home is now full of creative ideas and the attention to detail is evident throughout. We look forward to continue working with CEA Architects as we negotiate through the build phase of our project.”

Eileen, Toni & Nate O’Riordan- 11/11/2016

“When we needed to build an extension to cater for our changing lifestyle needs, I started looking for an architect. I came across CEA architects and engineers who have an office close to where we live in Rathfarnham. James came to visit our house and we decided to use the services of CEA. It was a very good choice. Eric drew the plans and was always most helpful, professional and monitored the progress of our extension as it took shape. It is now finished. We are very pleased with the end result. I would highly recommend CEA and thank them for their assistance throughout the different stages of the building work. I wish them every success in future projects.”


Ann McHugh- 27/08/2018

“We found CEA Architects when searching for reputable firms which had Architectural capability as we wanted a partner who had the skill-sets to both design great homes and understand the practical realities of building in Ireland.

We dealt with CEA’s branch in Midleton, Cork. In CEA we found a Designers who was genial, listened well then delivered a great design. What is impressive is the very first design they showed us which captured all the elements we discussed at the first meeting. This was doubtlessly helped by the time CEA invested in initially coming to meet us in Tipperary, without obligation, to walk our land, help us select the best site and listen to our vision as to the home we wanted to create.

In Sean Corcoran we found a business manager who kept the Design well grounded within the constraints of cost and quality. We engaged CEA to successfully secure planning permission. We appreciated the way CEA Architects coolly and calmly navigated the bureaucratic maze involved in securing planning.

We intend to proceed with CEA for the design and tender stage and supervision of the project all the way to completion.

If you’re looking for an Architectural company then we highly recommend CEA based on our experiences so far.

Project : One off two story house with single story elements house in rural area inc new entrance, roadway.”

MIKE & HELEN- 17/05/2017