ORA Architecture Testimonials

‘I first met Olga at a Simon open door event nine years ago. From our first consultation l could tell that she was the right person to design a wheelchair accessible extension to our house. I remember telling her that I wanted our new bedroom and bathroom to be more like a hotel than a hospital and that’s exactly what she delivered. 

From the design stage, to the planning application, tendering stage and working with the builder through to the completion of the project Olga made the whole process as stress free as possible for us. 

Showing a personal and professional interest, Olga researched all aspects of ‘design for all’ and included many features that could be automated. She took our current and future needs into consideration when drawing up the plans and nine years further on, our needs continue to be met. We are still getting compliments about the new addition to our home!’

Anne, client

‘Olga created for me the exact home I wanted. I had disconnected ideas and she converted them into a home that I am proud of by her attention to detail and imaginative suggestions.’

Helen, Galway

‘On high recommendation from a friend we asked Olga to come look at our house and from the first consultation with Olga it was clear that she got our vision, what we wanted from our family home – extra space and lots of light. We didn’t know where to start. Olga managed the whole project from the very beginning – the fantastic unique design, the planning application process, tender process to get building quotes, sourcing the windows and doors, floors, paint colours, lighting – everything. Olga managed every piece of the build including the vetting of invoices and the management of staged payments to the builders etc. We were 10 years talking about building the extension. We would not have gotten the fantastic home we got without Olga’s talent as an architect, her attention to detail, her precision and her dedication to us as clients. We get so many compliments on the extension – it has completely changed the house we bought and made it a fantastic home for our family full of light and space to live. We would highly recommend Olga and ORA Architects for any project.’

Maria, client

‘We really enjoyed our time working with Olga and felt she always went above and beyond what was required during our project. Our project turned up some major challenges and Olga was always there to help us navigate. We would highly recommend Olga and ORA Architecture.’

James & Jacqui, clients

‘We purchased a terraced house in need of complete refurbishment and an extension. We employed Olga Revollo as our architect on recommendation. Her plans for us were modern, practical, exciting and catered for our needs. She was very thorough and we were delighted with the attention to detail in every aspect of the building. She had a very good relationship with us, the builder and his workers and was on site regularly. She proved to be an expert in interior design colour and finishings. We would have no hesitation in recommending Olga.’

Martha and Ronald, clients

‘We engaged Olga as Architect and Project Manager for a major renovation project at our home.  Olga’s knowledge was invaluable in terms of delivering on our specification – making the best use of the available space and maximising light.  She stayed true to the brief but developed it to ensure an end result that exceeded our hopes for the project.
Olga drafted the tender documents, managed the contractor procurement, supervised the works, and certified payments. She assisted with the choice of materials and suppliers. Her input was critical to the technical as well as the aesthetic of the build program, resulting in a beautiful but functional home.
Olga was extremely easy to work with, always contactable and quick to respond.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Olga for any building project.’

Brid & Tom, clients

‘I have been more than delighted in all ways with Olga’s professional expertise, her suggestions, the artistic help & choices in materials & colours, the follow up of the work on site & all the help she provided throughout the construction process, even when it came to dealing with payments etc. Olga designed a lovely house with a limited budget that she managed to keep to. She has been my saver I am most grateful to her. I have already recommended her to friends who have been equally delighted with her work & would do so again without hesitation. Thank you Olga.‘

Christina, client

‘From the very start, we found Olga great to work with. Our house was a complete retrofit, from new floors and roof to new layouts, and extensions. Olga listened to our ideas, thoughts and concerns, and provided thoughtful suggestions, and was always calm and supportive. It was Olga’s idea to put 2 large skylights in our kitchen, making a dark space bright and airy. She was very careful to ensure that the house met planning guidelines, and her attention to detail was great. Olga also has a good eye for interior design, and helped us optimise the small spaces like bathrooms and utility rooms with clever ideas and pick out the right colours to suit the rooms. Our house came over budget (what house does not), but this was due to additional work, and Olga was great in helping us contain costs with practical suggestions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Olga.’

Colin & Anne, clients

‘In 2016 we worked with Olga of ORA architects to design and oversee the complete renovation of an old house. From the outset Olga was professional and affable with lots of ideas for how we could create a home to meet our needs.
We must commend Olga on her ability to connect with us, understand our preferences and sensibilities and deliver an end result that has surpassed our expectations. She was extremely responsive to phone calls and emails throughout the project and had a good knowledge of local trades people and suppliers.
Crucially Olga understood our desire to retain the aesthetic and ‘soul’ of the 1930’s house, whilst working hard to create a modern functional home that has successfully married the old and the new, the traditional with the contemporary.
We would have no hesitation in recommending ORA as a dedicated, professional and accommodating practice. Thanks Olga.’

Louise and Colin, clients

‘My house was a bungalow with an attic that was designed to be converted. I’d thought for years what to do and had talked to a few architects but wasn’t happy with where those discussions went. I found Olga via her work with the Simon Community and described the general idea I wanted. She took the idea and addressed issues like energy use, fire safety and lighting that I wasn’t able to see. Her design realised my ideas while making my home cheaper to heat, brighter and more welcoming.

She also managed the project, helped me choose a builder and worked with the builder to address the inevitable issues that arise as a project goes from the page to reality.’

Kevin, client

‘Olga and ORA Architects are a pleasure to work with – professional, constructive, creative, solutions-oriented, hard working and effective. We have worked with them on several interesting projects and their plans pay attention to detail, are complete, and easy to read. Olga was always available for questions and was attentive and insightful to the project needs. We give ORA Architects our highest recommendation and hope to carry out more projects with them in the future.’

Duane Construction, contractor

‘During the course of the last 5 years I have worked with Olga on a number of projects. I have found Olga to be the epitome of efficiency and punctuality as well as having fantastic clarity in her communication of both design and scheduling. Olga is a true professional and a pleasure to work with.’

P.J. Murphy, P.J. Murphy Woodworking

‘Over the past few years I have contributed to a number of residential projects lead by Olga Revollo. On each occasion Olga was a pleasure to work with. From the outset, it was immediately clear from her design brief that Olga had taken the time to truly understand her clients’ needs & aspirations. While there was evidence of some design similarities with each of the projects, Olga’s willingness and ability to appropriately respond to the challenges posed by each in a unique manner was more than apparent. The success of her approach is very clearly seen in the end result- beautiful spaces which work on every level. From a furniture designers point of view, it was particularly nice to collaborate with Olga as she was at all times open to my ideas and wasn’t at all precious about her own vision. On site Olga maintained an excellent rapport with the entire team and worked tirelessly throughout for the best outcome for her clients. ‘

Mark Hand, Hand Built Designs

‘I have worked with Olga on realising a number of bespoke designs, where I was responsible for providing the technical content to the projects. Olga has a great touch when it comes to houses, all her designs are truly unusual and bespoke to the site and the surrounding. You never quite expect what will await you when you open the front door. I am very happy to recommend her as an outstanding designer and architect.’

Gabor Molnar, Engineer

‘We worked with Olga on several projects. She is an extremely knowledgeable and diligent architect and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her. Her attention to design and detail made our job far easier than it should have been as she normally has the building completely figured out from foundations to rafters.’

Paul Cuddy, PCA Engineers

‘I met Olga at the clients’ house for my first site meeting in September 2015. Olga was fantastic to work with and she got the best out of her cabinet makers and joiners that built the wooden part of the stairs. This made my job easy. Olga is easy to contact and good to reply to any questions we needed answered to keep our part of the project moving. If you’re lucky enough to get Olga as architect or interior designer you will have the benefit of her fantastic design and problem-solving and abilities.’

Colman Bulfin, Bulfin Stairs

‘Olga at ORA Architects was a pleasure to work with.  She was extremely professional and managed the project in an efficient and organised way which made both my job and the clients much easier.  Her design was superb and the finished product speaks for itself.  We look forward to working with her again in the future.’

Ian O’Dononghue, O’Donoghue Builders

‘Through the whole process, from first consultation to the completion of the drawings and throughout the renovation phase, ORA Architects were a pleasure to work with.  Olga understood the client needs and also spoke the language of the contractors thereby ensuring client satisfaction was primary on the project. The customer was valued. The end result was not just successful internal renovations and an extension, but was a significant improvement in quality of life for client!’

David Conway, David Conway Kitchens Ltd

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