Richard Rainey architects is a small firm, benefiting from 25 years of practice in Cork city as well as many towns in the County from Kinsale to Mallow and beyond. Concentrating mostly on housing estates, apartments and one-offs, we have also been involved in several nursing home and commercial projects.
We have wide experience and knowledge in retail, commercial, industrial, office and hotel projects. We specialise in individual houses, personalised offices, nursing homes and smaller commercial projects.
Although RRA is not registered in Conservation Practice. Richard Rainey has a masters degree in conservation from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He has gained extensive experience in building conservation projects and listed buildings in Edinburgh, London and Cork.
Airi Rainey who is a consultant in the practice is an Interior Designer qualified in Helsinki. She has extensive experience working on traditional and contemporary projects in Finland, London and Ireland. Her service include furniture layouts and assistance in choosing furniture, tiles, fabrics etc.
RRA has prepared several master plans for projects in County Cork and also in the Dublin area. Most recently in Naul, Dublin and Castletreasure in Douglas Co. Cork. These plans usually include housing, social housing, nursing homes, schools and community amenities etc.
In all projects RRA provides visualisations to ensure the design and fully understand before proceeding to technical drawings, also for planning or construction purposes. The models are created in Revit and Sketchup and this is normally used in conjunction with Google Earth to ensure realistic design proposal.