What we do

Roughan & O'Donovan works with architects, developers, local authorities and property owners to develop robust, long-lasting building designs.  

Our portfolio features:

  • private housing developments 
  • social housing developments
  • hospital facilities
  • retail developments
  • office buildings
  • primary, secondary and third-level school buildings

Our buildings achieve the top certifications within sustainable design, including LEED and BREEAM. 


We adopt a proactive approach to design and use the latest technologies and techniques, including BIM (Building Information Modelling), to deliver projects on-time and within budget.


We are more than just experts in buildings.

We offer a wide range of integrated, specialist services across the building lifecycle, including:

  • ROD's diligence and cooperation have assisted in delivering additional capacity for HSE services across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim in a very short timeframe and under challenging circumstances.

    Shane Campbell

    Health Service Executive (HSE) North West
  • Valhalla is an exemplar architectural, social and sustainable design.

    Judging panel

    Irish Council for Social Housing Community Housing Awards
  • The design of the school has dramatically altered the teaching and learning environment, bringing an uplifting and calming effect.

    Terry McCarthy

    Retired principal, Inchicore National School
  • Peadar Kearney House should be the benchmark for future regeneration opportunities in the city.

    Alex Ely

    Author of the Mayor of London's Housing Design Guide


  • Appropriate Assessment (AA)
  • BIM
  • Contract procurement and tender documents
  • Employers representative
  • Feasibility studies
  • Flood risk management
  • Planning and site development
  • PSDP
  • Structural engineering
  • Topographical optimisation
  • Traffic engineering
  • Wastewater treatment and discharge

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