An award winning
architecture design studio.
Our architectural approach is consistent regardless of the size of project: a clear design strategy based on understanding of the site and cultural, functional and technical performance required and rigorous implementation of this strategy through to the fine detail.
Cotter & Naessens
An architecture and design studio based in Cork since 2001. Our work encompasses diverse briefs, scales and locations: from rural houses to urban masterplans, all are underpinned by a common design philosophy that is enquiring and rigorous.
Meet the Partners
Louise Cotter graduated from the School of Architecture University College Dublin in 1983. Before returning to Ireland in 2001, Louise worked with Wickham van Eyck, Colquhoun and Miller and Dixon Jones on cultural and educational projects.
David Naessens graduated from the School of Architecture University College Dublin in 1983. He has worked with Rick Mather, Branson Coates, Koetter Kim in Boston. USA, and Dixon Jones. His work has been extensively published and exhibited.
Our work encompasses diverse briefs, scales and locations: from rural houses to urban masterplans.
Sustainability underpins our work and we believe that passive energy solutions should be seamlessly and holistically integrated into design solutions.