Portal Architects was established by Jack Norton as an architectural design and project management practice under the banner of Norton + Associates in 2004.

The focus then was to provide Irish and International clients with an integrated design service through innovative architectural advice on all aspects of design planning and technical areas of their projects.

Building on his experience, gained over the past three decades the practice has supported clients with design and management services on projects as varied as a state of the art offices, call centres, health centres, retail stores, infrastructure facilities, heritage, residential development to the special one-off dwellings.

Based in Dublin Ireland, the team at Portal Architects has growing reputation and continues to develop their abilities to adapt to fulfil our client’s changing requirements.



Jack Norton

Dip. Arch. Tech., MRIAI, Registered Architect, PSDP.

A graduate of Bolton Street School of Architecture in 1987, Jack is an experienced Architect with over 25 years of experience from inception to completion on varied typologies and construction contracts. An innovative designer who enjoys developing design solutions for complex context and technical issues.

He has excellent communications skills with a track record of management and team leadership skills. Jack is experienced in Mixed-use, Office, Infrastructure, Heritage, Residential, Masterplans and Exhibition projects.

Jack is an RIAI accredited Project Supervisor Design Process Practice (PSDP) and acts as an Assigned Certifier under the Building Control Regulations 1997 to 2015.

He has practiced with Sheridan Tierney & Associates, Brian O’Halloran & Associates, Stephen Tierney + Associates and Gilligan Architects before forming Norton + Associates in 2004 overseeing the transformation to Portal Architects in 2013.

Jack currently sits as a board member of two development companies focused on Retail and Medical Care Development. His wide experience of both the property market and the development / construction industry, in particular delivering high-value projects for international companies is invaluable to all our clients.