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Douglas Wallace

Douglas Wallace is a consultancy practice specialising in the strategy and creation of retail, leisure, living and working environments for business and for pleasure – for customers to enjoy whether they are spending time or money.

The company is now one of Ireland’s largest architecture, design and project management practice employing 180 with offices in Belfast, Dublin, London and Galway. CEO Hugh Wallace says that for 25 years the company has lived by a simple ethos. “We are passionate about design” he says. “That passion never fades. We are as meticulous about the fine detail as we are obsessive about the bigger picture. We have made that passion our business. It defines who we are”.

At Douglas Wallace there is a clear focus on developing the potential of all our staff to deliver the sectoral expertise required for excellence in retail, hotel, spa and residential design. Douglas Wallace continually research and analyses future trends, what they mean for our clients business and how they affect our designs.

That depth of knowledge and expertise enables Douglas Wallace challenge our clients’ preconceptions – something we are not afraid to do whatever the size of the project. Building the scale of our company, as our clients’ businesses grow with us, is one of the challenges we have addressed at every stage of our expansion.

Recent Irish projects include The g Hotel Galway, Johnson’s Court Sligo, Brown Thomas, Scotch Hall Drogheda, the Eye Cinema Galway, The Morrison Hotel and Edward Square Donnybrook. The firm’s UK clients also include Harrods, Bow Street Magistrates Court, Bang & Olufsen, London Town Hotels, Debenhams, Habitat, Bradford and Bingley, Gap Holdings and Starbucks among others. Douglas Wallace is also engaged in the design of high quality projects in Europe, having completed projects for Habitat in Paris and Cyprus, 5 shopping centres in Romania, a department store for Kaubanaja in Estonia, a luxury spa in Latvia and a large scale residential development in Poland.

Douglas Wallace’s reputation has been built on creativity and attention to detail. We set ourselves the highest standards, so our clients can expect more. All aspects of the business are quality assured. We are currently the only architectural firm who are accredited to ISO 9001:2000 through the CQAI/NSAI certification partnership in Ireland, developed to provide the construction industry with a sector-specific approach to certification to the quality management standard. We are experts in the Health and Safety in relation to design safety. Douglas Wallace is the first architectural practice to win a NISO Occupational Safety Award in 2006 and again in 2007.

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