prax•is / prakses /
praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realised. It may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas.
In the Spring of 1999 Michael O’Connor established the practice Michael O’Connor Architects and in the Spring of 2013 following the closure of O'Connor + Shanahan architects he founded ‘praxis architecture’.
The practice operates from two locations, Limerick and London. The Limerick studio is based in Mary St. in the heart of the medieval city adjacent to St. Mary’s Cathedral while the London studio is off London Wall, a stone’s throw from the Bank of England.
A deep interest in both the theoretical and practical side of architecture is at the heart of the practice. Each design is individual and derives from circumstances specific to that particular project including context, history, brief, experience and research.
Lengthy discussion forms the starting point for all projects and an ability to listen and to ask the right questions informs key decisions through the project lifecycle.
The aspiration is to create innovative solutions that respond to the context and qualities of site, are enriched by an inclusive and considered design process and react to timeframes and budget.
The practice benefits from Michael O’Connor’s twenty years in private practice and involvement in a diverse range of projects both in Ireland and Internationally.