studio | dsq is a leading international design hub, creating innovative, solution focused architecture, interiors & environments; with a combined understanding that helps to balance client, brand, consumer and project requirements across sector.
‘we believe in joined up thinking … investment in design has a direct impact on the quality of experience and makes a positive contribution to both local & global communities. It is through, innovative, effective design, that our clients achieve differentiation and meaningful results…’
We value diversity & collaboration, our talented team providing clients with a combined capability that offers fresh influences, sustainable ideas and a high level of professional expertise.
Creative and pragmatic, our combined architectural capability extends to both new build and existing buildings/developments; encompassing master-planning, feasibility studies, conservation, planning submissions, refurbishment/renovations, alterations and extensions, along with regulatory compliance and statutory consents. Key members of our team are RIAI registered.
We specialise in creating solutions across all forms of interior environment; in every instance
our focus is on design excellence and a rewarding consumer experience. Attention to detail, from inception to completion, enables us to consistently deliver successful projects that are inspiring, dynamic and culturally engaging. A talented team, collaborative spirit and an outstanding track record are all central to the design process and help to support/define the future.
As an integrated studio, we understand the importance of brand and provide a holistic approach
to design within the context of the ‘built environment’ – creating, transforming and strengthening brands; informing businesses and aligning brand strategy.
Our collective team provides an all-encompassing approach to every aspect of design, with projects delivered to an agreed brief, established budget and defined programme. A group of qualified professionals have established a reputation for highly creative, effective and profitable projects, with the studio recognised as one of Europe’s leading design teams.
The studio is led by Directors Colin Jennings, Derek Adams, Paul Klug, who collectively bring an extensive level of expertise & experience to the team.
Colin Jennings | BArch MRIAI
A talented and experienced professional, Colin provides valuable creative direction in the studio and is a key member of the management team. He has significant experience in terms of compliance & certification across relevant projects; in particular, within both the residential and hospitality sectors. Colin excels in taking projects from feasibility, through the project planning stage to a developed/detailed design for construction. He is highly regarded within the industry having gained experience working in both Europe & the US, as well as Ireland and has completed projects for large multi-national organisations along with significant new build residences for a number of private clients.
Derek Adams | BA BIID
An innovative leader, Derek has responsibility for the day to day management of the company. He has a wealth of professional experience of projects across the hospitality, commercial workplace, residential & retail sectors. His ability to successfully shape, manage and direct a team is a fundamental part of any project and in addition, he possesses a commercial awareness that considers the parameters of both cost and time within the context of a creative, design led process. Having established a number of key relationships throughout his career, he’s worked alongside many well known international brands and directs the business from a strategic perspective.
Paul Klug | BArch BAS DipArch
A respected individual, Paul has a high level of knowledge and experience within the architectural profession and has completed a variety of projects in the hospitality, workplace, retail & residential sectors, including new build, refurbishment and fit-out up to a value of €100m in Europe & South Africa as well as Ireland/UK. His core strengths are in design, project coordination, technical detailing and implementation. He is a driven individual with an eye for detail and directs our QMS and BCAR procedures within the studio.