Established in 2001, DFLA is one of Ireland’s most innovative and successful landscape architecture firms. We practice an artistic expression of the environmental sciences; exploring themes of chronology, abandonment, embodied cognition, craft, imperfection and ecology, in experimental and built work throughout Ireland and further afield. Our mission is to push the boundaries of landscape architecture by addressing the complex and inter-related array of client, user, economic and environmental requirements on any given site and to deliver external environments which improve the quality of life for those who experience them. The projects on this website have been fully designed and documented by DFLA, either as lead consultant working with our teams of specialists, or as a sub-consultant on other design teams. As lead consultant we manage the specialist input of ecologists, arborists, engineers, architects, environmental consultants, quantity surveyors and others. 
Awards for DFLA projects include:

2023 Winner - The ULI (Urban Land Instituite) Awards - Diamond Park
2023 Winner - Landezine International Landscape Awards - Bridgefoot Street Park
2023 Winner - Green Cities Europe Awards 2023 - Ireland, Bridgefoot Street Park
2023 Shortlist - Green Cities Europe Awards 2023 - Ireland,  St. Audoen’s Park
2023 Regional Finalist - Civic Trust Awards, Bridgefoot Street Park
2022 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Public Park
2022 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Publication
2022 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Public / Civic Spaces
2021 Award - Civic Trust Awards – Kingston University Town House with Grafton Architects
2020 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Residential Development
2020 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Institutional
2020 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Public Plaza
2020 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Heritage
2020 Finalist - Civic Trust Awards, The Curragh Racecourse, with Grimshaw Architects
2020 Winner - Irish Planning Institute Awards, Galway Public Realm Strategy
2019 Finalist - Civic Trust Awards, St. Audoen’s Park
2018 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Research
2018 Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Commercial and Institutional
2017 Winner - Invited Landscape Competition for Punchestown Racecourse
2016 Winner - Landscape Design for London School of Economics, with Grafton Architects
2015 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Conservation
2015 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Commercial and Institutional
2015 Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Private Gardens
2014 Nominated - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award
2013 Winner - Landscape Design for Kingston University, London with Grafton Architects
2012 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Research - Emerging Landscapes
2012 Winner - Landscape Design for UTEC Building, Lima with Grafton Architects
2011 Winner - Landscape Design for Tullamore Arts Centre with A2 Architects
2010 Winner - Europe 40 under 40
2010 Finalist - South Boston 2200 International Urban Design and Planning Competition
2009 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Conservation
2009 Highly Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Public Realm
2009 Commended - Irish Landscape Institute Award for Public Realm
2009 Special Mention - Valdebebas Urban Park Madrid International Design Competition with EMF
2008 Special Mention - Architectural Association of Ireland
2008 Certificate of Merit - Irish Planning Institute – with OMP
2007 Winner - Adamstown Public Parks International Design Competition
2007 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute €500,000 Category
2007 Winner - Irish Landscape Institute Private Garden Category
see our second (2022) monograph...










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