SFA42 is an architectural and urban design studio which is the result of two young architectural offices, Stephen Foley Architects Limited and 42 Architects Limited, combining their talent, experience and energy.

The work of the practice has been published extensively in high profile magazines and journals including Mark, A10, C3, Frame, Arkitektur, Architects Journal, Architecture Ireland and has been showcased in multiple venues around the world. Our project for a new skateable public space, Hyttgårdsparken, was showcased at the Venice Biennale in 2016 as part of a selection of the best contemporary Scandinavian architecture.


As a practice we are driven by a critical conceptual design process with an ambition to create functional buildings and spaces that are intimately connected to their physical and social context. We think big, yet we value the small scale and put great emphasis on invention, craft and simplicity. We believe in a collaborative dialogue with the client, consultants, contractors and end users to inform our design proposals, and pride ourselves on delivering high quality and imaginative design solutions that surpasses the expectations of our clients. We are interested in developing building ideas that are unique to the particular conditions of the project. The relationship between the spatial experience, the built form, and the context is fundamental to our work. We believe that architectural decisions cannot be made in isolation, and we believe that architecture should be both familiar and unfamiliar. We always strive to create spaces that are enjoyable and practical, but with a sense of wonder and delight that goes beyond the functional.

Stephen Foley Architects Limited Registered in Ireland Company No. 583830. Vat Number : 3434815WH