acrumen architects

Alan Burns B Arch B Arch Sc MRIAI Partner
Alan Burns graduated from U.C.D. School of Architecture in 2000 with honours having received several undergraduate architecture scholarships. As a student, Alan gained undergraduate experience in large architectural firms in both New York and San Francisco and spent a year with de Blacam and Meagher Architects as assistant to the project architect on the Wooden Building (mixed-use residential) in Temple Bar.

Upon graduating, Alan spent four years working as a project architect with de Blacam and Meagher Architects during which time he was centrally involved in seminal projects including the C.I.T. Administration Building (North Campus Development) and Bantry Garda Headquarters.

He joined Studio M Architects as a senior project architect in 2004 and was involved in a broad range of residential and commercial projects at all stages.

In 2008, he joined Rory Murphy as a founding member of ABRM Architects with a diverse project workload which includes the Redevelopment of Guineys on Talbot Street (office / retail), the Enniskerry Mixed Use Village Development (medical / retail / residential) and a broad range of residential work of all scales.


ABRM Architects is a design led practice based in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The practice comprises two partners, Rory Murphy and Alan Burns and has a broad client base with work in the residential, retail, commercial and educational sectors. ABRM Architects offers the highest quality of service to all its clients ensuring that each stage of the architectural process is clearly explained and that each step along the way is taken jointly between the architect and the client.

Mission Statement

Architecture is both an art and a service. Its success can be measured on the consistency with which that service is provided. Key to a successful Architectural Practice is clear communication with clients who are both the end user and the investor in the projects. ABRM Architects seeks to ensure at all times that clients are fully aware of the context in which proposals are being presented and the implications on quality, time and cost that each decision may have on the projects.


  • Registered architect members of the RIAI
  • Grade III Conservation Accredited

Services provided :

  • High Quality architectural services – inception to completion for domestic / residential / commercial / institutional / public sectors
  • Development feasibility studies
  • Development appraisals
  • Sustainable design and environmental solutions
  • Legal advice and opinions

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