Practice Profile
About Edge Architecture

Edge Architecture Practice Profile

Edge Architecture was formed in 2009 and is a niche practice that offers a personal service to all its clients. The owners / directors deal directly with all clients from project inception right through to completion. Our design work focuses on creating buildings which are sustainable and enhance the landscape within which they lie.

We believe that the best buildings emerge through the successful collaboration with our clients and consultant professionals. During this process our team continually evaluate, and stress test the design, budget and management of our clients’ projects.

The practice is immersed in all aspects of the built environment, but specialises in domestic and commercial planning, sustainable design, and building contract administration. We carry RIAI recommended Professional Indemnity Insurance.

We are very interested in engaging with all manner of clients from home extensions to new homes, right up to all levels of commercial work.

Owners / Operators


Director: Stephen Smith

B. Arch, BA. (Hons) Arch, MRIAI, BTEC, Higher & National Diplomas in Construction.

Personal Profile:
Stephen Smith has over 20 years of architectural practice on a variety of commercial and domestic projects within Ireland and the UK. His experience has ranged from the planning and development of a number of large residential and commercial schemes, to one off private dwellings and home renovation projects. His personal interests include restoration and sustainable issues within architecture, and he has studied extensively in Ireland, UK, Italy & Australia. Stephen is responsible for new contracts and the front-end design and building contract administration of our clients' projects.

Registered Member of Royal Institute Architects Ireland (RIAI). Membership No. 08236


Director: Eddie Burgess

Dip. Arch. Tech, Cork Institute of Technology, R.I.A.I. (Arch Tech)

Personal Profile:
Eddie Burgess studied Architecture in CIT Cork from 1985 – 1988. He has over 20 years’ experience and is responsible for delivering a wide range of projects from inception, design, planning and construction. He has extensive experience within commercial projects, and large-scale residential projects. He has worked in practices within Ireland and the United States.

Registered Member of Royal Institute Architects Ireland (RIAI). Membership No. 15140

Emma Swan: Office Manager

Office Manager: Emma Swan

Personal Profile:
Emma has over 20 years’ experience in providing administrative support at senior executive level within the private, public and voluntary sectors in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Emma has a BA (Hons) in European Tourism and joined Edge Architecture in 2021 as Office Manager.