About

Homes to make your heart sing, and keep your feet warm

What we do

Our speciality is residential architecture. Throughout our thirty years in practice, we have built our reputation on one-off houses, apartments, renovations, extensions and interiors. We know what makes a home tick; how storage works, the best kitchen layouts, where to accommodate a crowd for a party, an alcove for a quiet escape!

Why work with us?

We want to bring you on the journey to discover the potential in your project. Our experience in working with clients means that we are skilled in teasing out your brief, to ensure that your home works for you now and in the future.

We want the process to be enjoyable, as then you are more likely to realise your dreams, where everyone is engaged, enthused and giving their best.

When it comes to design, our creative flair will give you a home you love, balancing creativity with comfort.

Our approach weaves wellbeing into our designs, by looking at the materials we use, energy sources, air quality, light and volume. All creating a healthier and more comfortable way to live. We have excellent working relationships with the best engineers, builders, quantity surveyors and others involved.

And finally, our clients and builders trust us to do a great job.

'I've had the good fortune of working closely with Seamus and Barbara of Studiomove on a number of large residential projects. I'm always impressed with their client and project centred focus. They challenge both our team and themselves to deliver outstanding work every time. Their personable nature and attention to detail has made working with them a pleasure.'
Richard Burke, Kitchen Designer

Who we are

Meet the team at Studiomove.
Left to right: Máire South, Séamus Carr, Barbara Carr, Rita Varsanyi, Míchéal Stanley, Sinéad O'Shaughnessy.
And Cassie our dog.

Where we work

…in our studio at the end of the garden. Come and visit us here!

Our story

We’re both blow-ins to Limerick, but it’s our home now. We started our architectural practice in 1991, calling it Carr Associates Architects even though there were only two of us. As we grew with time, our projects also grew in scale, and we completed a number of large apartment and commercial schemes in Limerick city. We moved to a large office in the city, where we had a staff of ten.

We went from boom to bust and back again. The economic downturn meant we had to close the practice. We restarted again, just the two of us, as Carr Architects. Our former staff carried on as Carr Associates Architects Ltd., with whom we currently collaborate on larger projects.

We downsized to the studio in our back garden. This was designed originally for our two eldest boys when the house was bursting at the seams. It is a pleasant space, both as a small dwelling and an office. In time, we decided to focus on residential architecture, as that had always been the anchor of our work. This prompted a relaunch, and name change to Studiomove Architects. Thirty years later!

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Let's talk

You can arrange a free 20 minute consultation on our Contact page.