Cummins + Voortman is a leading Irish Practice. It was founded in 2005 to meet the changing needs of the market and to set a new standard in design and client service for projects of all scales including both domestic and commercial clients.

The practice uses the very latest technology at all stages of the design/production process to allow maximum focus on the most important Architectural and/or Social aspects of each specific project but within an economically efficient framework.

The practice has carried out projects throughout Ireland and also internationally. For one off domestic reports we generally limit our involvement to within 60km of our offices (Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Kildare, Waterford, Dublin etc) but this is something that can be discussed on a case by case basis.


Senior Team Members


Robert M. Cummins

MRIAI. BSc.Arch.Sc., B.Arch. RIBA. ARB

Conservation Grade III

Director, Artist, Sports Infrastructure Consultant, Senior Chartered Conservation Architect

Robert initially graduated from UCD, Dublin, Ireland in 1995 with a BSc. in Architectural Science. In 1998 he further completed a Post Graduate Degree (Bachelor of Architecture) again in UCD. Having completed his Professional Practice experience during 1999-2001 he completed the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) professional practice exams in 2001 and was elected a member of the RIAI in the same year. He was later elected a member of both RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and the ARB (UK Architects Registration Board) in 2006. Robert also is one of the most experienced Sports Infrastructure Architects/Consultants in Ireland.


Bernard J. Voortman

MRIAI Dip Arch. (BE)

MSc. Urban Design

Director, Senior Chartered Architect, Urban Designer, BIM Consultant

Bernard initially obtained a degree in architecture at the Sint Lucas Hogeschool voor Wetenshap & Kunst in Brussels in 1998. During his erasmus year in UCD he developed a passion for urban design and urban regeneration, which has led to his return to Ireland in 1998 and which in turn has led to the his completion of a post graduate masters degree in Urban Design in 2003 at UCD. He was elected a member of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) in 2011. Since 2011 he is also a member of the RIAI BIM steering committee assisting the RIAI with promoting the member’s implementation of BIM in architectural practice.

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Marisa Doyle

MRIAI B.Arch BSc. Arch.

Conservation Grade II

Senior Chartered Conservation Architect, PSDP Specialist, Interiors

Marisa Doyle is an experienced member of the Practice. After graduating from UCD in 1998 she joined an architectural practice working in her special area of interest at that time, sustainable green architecture. Her passion for energy efficient design has followed her through her subsequent years in practice. She proceeded to gain her certificate in professional practice and was made a member of the institute of architects in 2002. In 2014 she spent two weeks in Germany on an intensive course at the Centre for Excellence in Timber Construction, Biberach, geared towards near zero energy buildings or nZEB and PassivHaus construction. In 2017 she joined Cummins & Voortman as senior architect on a variety of projects including in particular Interior Design, Protected Structures & senior PSDP roles.

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Clare Gunn

MSc. Urban and Regional Planning

BSc. Property Valuation and Management

Senior Planning Consultant, Project Administrator

Clare is an experienced planning consultant with almost 20 years experience. After graduating from Limerick Institute of Technology in 2002 with a degree in Property Valuation and Management, she completed the Urban and Regional Planning course in Edinburgh in 2004. After extensive work in a number of consultancy practices and Tipperary County Council, she joined Cummins & Voortman in 2018 and is involved in the detailed planning advice to clients, preparation of planning applications, planning compliance submissions, submissions for development plan reviews, observations on planning applications and appeals to An Bord Pleanála.

List of clients and achievements


Wexford County Council,  Ireland
Westmeath County Council,  Ireland
UNITED (Construction & Services) Benghazi Libya
Leitrim County Council,  Ireland
Dedicated CAD Solutions (DCS) (Dublin)  Ireland
Fingal County Council,  Ireland
Alcan Technologies & Management AG. Switzerland
Tullamore Lawn Tennis Club (Co. Offaly) Ireland
Adare Manor Management Company, (Adare, Co. Limerick)
Batchelors Ltd. (Dublin) Ireland
Brian Gallivan Developments (Kenmare)
Kildare County Council,  Ireland
Fingal County Council, Ireland
Elevations BIM, Ireland, UK, KSA, Egypt.
Irish & European Properties LTD, Dublin,  Ireland
Co. Tipperary Lawn Tennis Club  (Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Lisvernane Parish Church Committee (Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Somora Motor Parts (Dublin)  Ireland
Quantum Loss Assessors (Co. Kilkenny)  Ireland
Kilkenny City & County Lawn Tennis Club (Co. Kilkenny)  Ireland
Islamic Foundation of Ireland (Dublin)  Ireland
Kenpo Ireland (Dublin)  Ireland
Tullow & South Leinster Tennis & Sports Club (Co. Carlow)  Ireland
CBS (Christian Brothers School) Thurles, Co. Tipperary  Ireland
J.P. Quinn & Sons Ltd (Co. Kildare)  Ireland
PPM5D Inistioge, (Co. Kilkenny)  Ireland

Kilfeacle Community Lawn Tennis Club, Kilfeacle (Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
QED Engineering Ltd (Monaghan)  Ireland
William O’Brien Photography (Tipperary) Ireland
J.J. Fitzgearld Solicitors (Tipperary) Ireland
Olive Grove Estates (Dublin) Ireland
King TV. Callan (Co. Kilkenny) Ireland
EcoSuir Ltd (Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Hillview Sports Club, (Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Ireland
Barry Doyle & Company Solicitors (Dublin)  Ireland
JSL Group Ltd (Galway) Ireland
Eco Power Developments Ltd (Co. Kilkenny) Ireland
Cashel Gaelic Handball Club, (Cashel, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Webster Insurances (Tipperary, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Mitchelstown Lawn Tennis Club (Mitchelstown, Co. Cork)  Ireland
Sinnot & Co. Solicitors (Dublin)  Ireland
Ballintyre Hall Residents Committee, Ballinteer, (Dublin)  Ireland
FER (Flynns Energy Rating) Ennis, Co. Clare  Ireland
Midlands Martial Arts (Co. Offaly)  Ireland
Larkspur Park Sports Club, (Cashel, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Edenderry Swimming Pool & Recreation, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Rosanna Lawn Tennis Club, (Tipperary, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Rinuccini Restaurant (Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny)  Ireland
Clondalkin Rugby Football Club (Clondalkin, Dublin)  Ireland
Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club  (Golden, Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Monesterevin LTC & Soccer Club (Monesterevin, Co. Kildare)  Ireland
Killaloe Lawn Tennis Club (Killaloe, Co. Clare)  Ireland
Jobstown House (Public House) Jobstown, Dublin  Ireland
Thurles Tennis Club Committee, Thurles,  Ireland
Edenderry GAA Club  (Edenderry, Co. Offaly)  Ireland
Borrisokane Community Resource Centre  (Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Barlo Motors (Thurles, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Barlo Nissan Motors, (Kilkenny)   Ireland
Barlo Motors Ltd Hyundai (Clonmel, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Hospital LTC, (Hospital Co. Limerick)  Ireland
Tullow Kayak Club, (Tullow, Co Carlow)  Ireland
Lattin Tennis Club, (Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Sutton Tennis Club (Dublin)  Ireland
Stackallen LTC (Co. Meath)  Ireland
Mount Pleasent LTC (Ranelagh, Dublin)  Ireland
Crosshaven LTC (Crosshaven, Co Cork)  Ireland
Monkstown LTC (Monkstown, Co Cork)  Ireland
Rockwell Rovers GAA (Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Playground Committee Cashel (Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Lusk Community Council (Lusk, Fingal)  Ireland
Termonfeckin LTC (Termonfeckin, Co. Louth)  Ireland
Cashel King Cormacs GAA (Cashel, Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Barlo Motors Ford Garage (Clonmel Co. Tipperary)  Ireland
Athlone LTC (Athlone Co. West Meath)  Ireland
Ballinasloe LTC (Ballinasloe, Co. Galway) Ireland
Bishopstown LTC (Bishopstown, Co. Cork) Ireland
Carrickmacross LTC (Carrickmacross Co. Monaghan) Ireland
Park United (Mitchelstown, Co. Cork) Ireland
Preston House Boutique Hotel (Abbeyleix, Co. Laois) Ireland
Cappawhite GAA (Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Donohill Community Centre (Donohill, Co. tipperary) Ireland
Mullinahone GAA (Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Ballypatrick Sports Centre (Fethard, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Children’s Medical Research Foundation (CRMF), (Crumlin, Dublin) Ireland
Dunmore East Tennis Club (Dunmore East Co. Waterford) Ireland
Castleview LTC (Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Cahir Playground Development (Cahir, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
Malahide LTC (Malahide Co. Dublin) Ireland
Wexford Harbour LTC (Wexford) Ireland
Claremont Railway Union LTC (Sandymount, Dublin) Ireland
St. Peter & Pauls’ School (Clonmel, Co. Tipperary) Ireland
St Angelas Ursuline School (Waterford) Ireland
Donabate LTC (Donabate Dublin) Ireland
Railway Union Football Club (Sandymount, Dublin) Ireland
Mountrath Community School (Mountrath Co. Offaly) Ireland
Railway Union Sports Club (Sandymount, Dublin) Ireland
Elm Park Golf & Tennis Club (Dublin 4) Ireland
Railway union Hockey Club (Sandymount, Dublin) Ireland
Ballinteer Rovers Football Club, (Ballinteer, Co. Dublin) Ireland
Ashbourne Tennis Club (Ashbourne, Co. Meath) Ireland
FDC Group (Tullow Co. Carlow) Ireland
Roscommon Gaels GAA (Co.Roscommon) Ireland


Robert M. Cummins Leads most of the Sports Infrastructure Projects carried out by the Practice. 

Relevant to this fact Robert is currently President of the governing Council of the Munster Branch of Tennis Ireland, he is a member of the Tennis Ireland National Inter-Branch Council  Committee and is the President and former Captain of Kilkenny County & City Lawn Tennis Club. He is also a former Board member of Tennis Ireland CLG.

Robert has competed strongly at all sports in which he participated: Hurling, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Table tennis, racquetball and of course tennis.

At the age of 9 years and 1 month in 1982 was – and remains – the youngest person to have competed in, and finish, the Dublin City Marathon.

In terms of the sport of Tennis Robert is still an advanced Tennis Player. He is currently an International  player at Masters Tour Level; and a player who has been selected for Ireland numerous times at the World Championships and 4 Nations events (at over 35, over 40 & currently over 45). He has also captained several of the National teams in that time.  He is also an Interprovincial Tennis Player representing his province of Munster (at over 40/45) where he has again been team captain in several years.

He has won many important titles over the years and below is a list of some of the more significant titles/achievements over the past 20 years:

Irish Open Champion 

(over 35 Mens Singles) 2012, 2013
(over 45 Mens Singles) 202
50 Mens Singles) 2023
35 Mens Doubles) 2013

(over 40 Mens Doubles) 2017
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 

Irish Open Finalist 
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2009, 2010
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2019
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2018

Irish National Close Championships Champion 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2012

(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018

(over 40 Mens Doubles) 2017

Irish National Close Championships Finalist 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2013
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018, 2021
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2018, 2019

Irish National Indoor Championships Champion
(over 50 Mens Singles) 2023

(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2020

Irish National Indoor Championships Finalist 
(over 40 Mens Singles) 2013, 2014
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018, 2020
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2009
(over 40 Mens Doubles) 2017
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2018

South of Ireland Open Champion 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2009
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018, 2019
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2011

South of Ireland Open Finalist 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2012, 2013, 2015
(over 40 Mens Singles) 2016
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2021
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2009
(Mens Doubles) 2010

Southeast of Ireland Open Champion 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2013, 2015
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018, 2019
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2015
(Mens Doubles) 2005

Munster Open Clay Court Champion 
(Mens Singles) 2004
(Mens Doubles) 2004, 2006 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2018 2019

Munster Open Clay Court Championships Finalist
(Mens Singles) 2011
(Mens Doubles) 2001, 2011
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2011, 2017
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2011
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018, 2021, 2022

Munster Open Hard Court Champion 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2012, 2013
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2018, 2019
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2019

Munster Open Hard Court Championships Finalist 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2010, 2016
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2008, 2015
(over 45 Mens Doubles) 2018

Leinster Open Hard Court Champion 
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2008, 2011
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2021

Leinster Open Hard Court Championships Finalist 
(over 35 Mens Singles) 2008, 2009
(over 35 Mens Doubles) 2010, 2012
(over 45 Mens Singles) 2022

Inter-Provincial Champion (With Munster)
2011, 2012, 2019, 2021


Represented Ireland in the World Team Championships

2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023

Represented Ireland in the Four Nations Team Championships

2011, 2017, 2019, 2022,


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