Richard Rainey established Richard Rainey Architects in Kinsale, Co. Cork in 1992, having previously worked in private practice in London since 1982. In 2024 the company changed its name to Richard Rainey Design.

The main work load in the office has been residential projects in the form of apartment schemes and housing estates (ranging from 6 units to 600 units). During the ‘boom’ period the office was able to expand allowing us to get involved in larger mixed use developments in Cork City.

We have wide experience and knowledge in retail, commercial, industrial, office and hotel projects. We specialise in individual houses, personalised offices, nursing homes and smaller commercial projects.

Richard Rainey Design are based in central Kinsale. Sketch-up and Revit Software are used for computer visualisation and photomontages. We also produce physical models and 3d watercolour perspective illustrations.


Richard Rainey Design is committed to understanding and interpreting our client’s brief and delivering a beginning to end professional service.

Richard Rainey Design comprises a professional team of designers and technicians with the ability to undertake a variety of projects ranging from small extensions to luxury individual homes and commercial commissions .