Welcome to Architecture
The built environment is part of our lives, shelters our activities and the historic, built environment supports our sense of identity. As defined by the Heritage Act, 1995 [PDF 96KB], 'architectural heritage' includes all structures, buildings, traditional and designed, and groups of buildings including street-scapes and urban vistas, which are of historical, archaeological, artistic, engineering, scientific, social or technical interest.
Proposals are invited from companies to provide enhanced visitor experiences at OPW sites nationwide.
In partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Heritage Council administers a grants scheme to REPS 4 participants for the conservation and repair of Traditional Farm Buildings.
The conservation of the built heritage has a contribution to make to the achievement of environmental balance in human affairs, or ‘sustainable development’.