About Butler Cammoranesi
Established in 2015, Butler Cammoranesi have earned the reputation as one of Ireland’s most exciting and ambitious architectural practices. Founding partners Paul Butler and Lorenzo Cammoranesi seek to engage with all facets of architecture and urban design by applying an ethos of dedication, innovation and flexibility.
The office in Cork is international in outlook and staff composition. A multicultural design team adopt a sensitive yet efficient approach to site and place, and a concern for the social, economic and environmental aspects of architecture. Supported by the partners’ academic work and extensive experience in commercial office, residential housing, education and healthcare projects, Butler Cammoranesi aim to deliver high-quality, contemporary architecture at all scales.
With over 35 years of combined experience in commercial office, residential housing, education and healthcare projects, Paul and Lorenzo have led a number of large scale design teams in the design and delivery of complex projects in both the public and private sectors.
The practice has garnered recognition for its engagement with sensitive environments and complex urban conditions in sites such as the former Good Shepherd Convent in Sundays Well, the Coca Cola Bottling Plant on Carrigrohane road or the Boston Scientific campus on Model Farm road. The practice collaboration with professionals and consultants led to many recent projects, including the recently completed urban design and landscape framework for the redevelopment of Tivoli Docks for Cork City Council.
To the core services of architecture, interior design, urban design and master planning the practice bring the same commitment to design and attention to detail. The work produced is underpinned by a rigorous approach and close engagement with local authorities, planners, consultants, and most importantly end-users and clients.
Education + Academia
Paul Butler has taught in CCAE since 2007. Lorenzo Cammoranesi has taught History & Theory, Dissertation, Applied Technology and Design Studio since 2009. Paul and Lorenzo have directed a studio unit at degree level since 2009.
The thematic interests of their unit have evolved with the trajectory of economic, environmental and social affairs. They aspire to nurture a creative culture that stimulates projects based on realism while maintaining the fascination and energy of highly critical and speculative design responses. They are committed to a research-based approach that highlights the value of “ordinary” contexts and everyday environments.
Their collaboration has a proven record of delivering progressive and effective teaching, with students garnering recognition with outstanding grades, selection for submission to the RIBA President’s Medals, and international acclaim by winning a European Architectural Medal in 2015.