We Are 3D Design Bureau

We provide digital 3D solutions to the AEC sector for Planning, Marketing, BIM and Virtual Tour requirements. These solutions include architectural visualisation, BIM, virtual reality, BRE daylight analysis and virtual tour services.

Verified View Montages

Verified view montages (VVMs): are technical images that accurately show the visual impact of a proposed development. VVMs generally range in distance from medium to long range and can take in protected views.

BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessments

BRE Daylight and sunlight studies are detailed technical reports that evaluate the potential environmental impact on daylight, sunlight and overshadowing by a proposed development.

Off-Plans 360 Virtual Tours

Off-plans 360 virtual tours allow a user to move through an unbuilt property from point to point, like google street view. These virtual tours give users a fully interactive experience and are designed to a photo-realistic standard.

Matterport 3D Virtual Tours

Matterport 3D virtual tours allow viewers to digitally tour any built space. The viewer controls which part of the space they look at and from which angle – think of it like Street View on Google Maps, but for interiors and exteriors of a property.

Interior CGIs

Interior CGIs are an invaluable marketing tool when the objective is to secure pre-sales and pre-lets of schemes.

Architectural CGIs

Architectural CGIs are the perfect marketing tool providing stake holders, buyers, and design team consultants with an accurate and photorealistic representation of the quality and exterior layout of a scheme.

BIM – Digital Construction

We are perfectly positioned to contribute to BIM projects in the area of 3D, 6D, 7D and BIM coordination, enabling the successful delivery of EIRs and BIM execution plans.

3D Architectural Walkthroughs

3D architectural walkthroughs bring an added dimension to property marketing. Unlike still CGIs, 3D architectural walkthroughs bring you on a journey around and throughout a building in the form of a video story.

3D floor and Site Plans

3D floor & site plans are the perfect complement to other marketing material allowing target audiences to see the entire floor or site layout in one 3D visual.

3D Planning Solutions

- Verified View Montages - BRE Daylight Analysis & Reports - Presentation CGIs

3D Marketing Solutions

- Architectural Renders - Interior Renders - Animated 3D Walkthroughs - 2D & 3D Plans

BIM Solutions

- 3D BIM (BIM modelling) - 6D BIM (Energy Analysis) - 7D BIM (Facility Management) - BIM Coordination (coming soon)

Virtual Tour Solutions

- Matterport 3D Virtual Tours - Off Plans 360 Virtual Tours - Hybrid Virtual Tours

About Us:

3D Design Bureau are a highly trusted and experienced 3D studio. We provide digital construction services to the AEC sector. We are a team of talented and qualified AEC professionals who continuously develop their skill sets and technology to keep pace and stay ahead in the industry during this digital transformation era. We are CGI consultants and an integral part of any project design team at any phase of a project in 3D Planning | 3D Marketing | BIM | Virtual Tours. The high quality and accuracy in our work improves communication, strengthens design, helps secure planning permission and maximises marketing strategies.


Mary Mac Mahon - Senior Planning Manager

In the last year and a half, Marlet have lodged applications on approximately 30 different sites in the Dublin area. We’ve used a range of different companies to provide CGIs and photomontages and so have a very clear perspective on the quality of work available in the market. 3D Design Bureau has consistently delivered the best quality material of all the firms we have worked with. We’ve always been satisfied on price. I have no difficulty in recommending this company.


Lafferty Project Managers

Donal Buckley - Senior Project Manager

On behalf of a valued client we again employed Nick and his team at 3D Design Bureau to deliver a series of accurate verified views as well as both daytime & night-time promotional images. With extremely tight programme constraints the team at 3D Design Bureau proactively set about their task to deliver the required images whilst working to a fluid brief and a fixed programme deadline, which they managed to accomplish without any decline on the quality of product. It has been our experience that when 3D Design Bureau commit to a programme deadline they deliver without compromise to that deadline.

Tiernan Properties

Tiernan Properties

Mark Tiernan - Development Manager

Tiernan Properties are happy to recommend the services of 3D Design Bureau. They have worked on several schemes for us and we have found the quality of their work and the quick turnaround from architectural drawings to final renderings to be top notch. Nick and his team offer a very efficient service and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.


MKN Property Group

Raymond Martin - Executive

MKN recently instructed 3D Design Bureau on another important planning project in Dublin that required accurate and photo-realistic 3D imagery. We were delighted with the quality of the photomontages and CGI produced for our newest proposed development.  We feel that the 3D images produced by the team at 3D Design Bureau will have a positive impact on our planning application and further more will be utilised for the pre-marketing of our development due to the quality of the final high resolution material. They provide attention to detail in all their work and their workflows are smooth and managed extremely well. We would have no hesitation in recommending 3D Design Bureau to colleagues within the industry who are seeking planning or coming to market with property developments.


Jones Lang LaSalle

George Ross - Associate Director

Jones Lang LaSalle are happy to recommend the services of 3D Design Bureau. They have executed numerous commissions for us and our clients and we have always found the standard of their 3D visualisations and renderings to be very realistic and the quality of their service delivery excellent. Nicholas and his team deliver a timely and efficient service which I am happy to recommend to my clients.

o'Mahony Pike

O’ Mahoney Pike Architects

James Murphy - Associate Director

We recently worked with 3D Design Bureau on the production of photomontages for a proposed large residential development that required the impact of the development on both existing adjacent properties and the surrounding context to be illustrated. With such a sensitive site required 3D Design Bureau to be able to stand over the work they produced. 3D Design cooperated fully in producing initial drafts and views allowing the design to be evaluated and refined before submission. We would be happy to recommend 3D Design Bureau.


DTA Architects

Niall Rowan - Architect

DTA Architects have worked successfully with 3D Design Bureau for over 3 years, on various new build projects ranging in type and scale, including residential, an aparthotel and large scale student accommodation developments in Cork and Dublin. We have consistently found  3D Design Bureau to have provided a high quality professional service. They are transparent at the outset on the timeframes required for delivery, but are always wiling to work with us and our clients to ensure that deadlines are achieved. We’ve established a working relationship that facilitates our input at appropriate stages in the modelling and rendering stages, achieving an efficient and streamlined process. We have no hesitation in recommending the studio.

Cantrell Crowley

Cantrell & Crowley

Jason Murphy - Architect

3D Design Bureau have worked with us recently providing high end visualisations and photomontages for a large residential project in a sensitive setting which required careful consideration of materials throughout. Nick and his team understood from the outset exactly what we required and were very efficient in delivering high quality CGI’s within a tight time-frame. Their attention to detail and proactive approach is second to none.  We would be happy to recommend 3D Design Bureau and look forward to working with them again.

Brian Durkin

Brian Durkan

Brian Durkan - Managing Director

As Part of a recent Marketing Campaign 3D Design Bureau prepared Exterior CGI’s and Floor Plans for our Sales Brochure. The Standard of their work is excellent and they carried out their work in a timely and professional manner. I look forward to working with Nick and his team in the near future.  

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Shared Access

Paul Delaney - Site Solutions Director

The standard and attention to detail has been second to none. ‘Second to none‘ is phrase that’s often used but rarely understood or meant. However in this case it is, and the attention to detail plus the timely delivery of your products was incredible. Every request was adhered to and delivered back on or ahead of schedule with a standard that exceed our expectation. So much so that I’ve sang your praises to all our Clients and would gladly recommend your company to anyone seeking a proper, professional, high quality service of this type. Any of our clients or customers that have seen your work have commented on how good it is and have asked what company had prepared it. I stand over what I say above and I look forward to doing continued business with your company.



Darren Clendennen - Negotiator

I have used 3D design Bureau on a couple of schemes now, and the level of service and quality of work is excellent. When given an accurate brief they do deliver. I also like the innovative approach 3D design take and would have no problem recommending their services to any colleagues going forward.

Adam Architecture

ADAM Architecture

Mark Himmens - Architect

The complex brief involved the modelling of a proposed large private house to demonstrate the impact of the development on neighbouring properties. 3D Design Bureau were quick to understand and able to deliver a highly effective set of images. The team were highly communicative & cooperative which I believe was integral to the successful delivery of the high quality CGI’s.

Bridgedale asset management

Bridgedale Asset Management

Aidan McLernon - Planning Manager

Bridgedale engaged 3D Design Bureau to prepare Computer Generated Images in support of a number of planning applications recently.  Nick and his team produced high quality, accurate images often within tight time-frames.  I have no hesitation in endorsing them and look forward to continued quality service in the future.  

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Hudson Bay Group

Paul Staunton - Director

I found 3D Design Bureau to be excellent to deal with and extremely efficient. We had a very tight deadline for our planning application and Nick and his team pulled out all the stops to deliver a top quality product for us. The images we used were a vital part of our application and were significant in delivering the required message to the planning authority. 3D Design Bureau were recommended to us by our Planning Consultant – John Gannon of Tom Phillips & Associates. We are delighted that John did recommend 3DDB and we would have no problem with recommending 3DDB to any potential future client.


Robert Keran - Associate Director

3D Design Bureau provide a responsive and customer focused service with a high quality output. 3D Design Bureau provide excellent communication throughout a project, are cognisant of often demanding timelines for project completion and their staff are a pleasure to work with. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of 3D Design Bureau.  

ICA Architects

Vedran Mijatovic - Architect

3D Design Bureau are extremely easy to work with, we found communication with the team effortless and enjoyable, and maintained this regularly through the process. Some of our key design decisions hinged on testing significant views in the cityscape, and their prompt output early on helped make important choices. They produced an excellent set of selling images and verified views to a tight timeframe, at a very competitive rate. We look forward to working with them in the future and have no hesitation in recommending their services.