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Ailish Drake

Ailish Drake

Director, Drake Hourigan Architects

Ailish Drake

Ailish Drake, architect and landscape designer, founded Drake Hourigan Architects with Conor Hourigan in 2007. Based in Limerick, the practice focuses on adaptive re-use of existing buildings, conservation and landscape design. 


The practice won the RIAI Public Choice Award in 2019 and Building of the Year - Education 2019 for An Ríocht, a special needs extension to a national school. 


Ailish attends as a guest lecturer at the schools of architecture in UL and UCD and regularly contributes to the discourse around architecture, public realm and place-making and the importance of people first design, in print and broadcast media.