The roots of this practice go back to the 1950s, when MA Doherty set up business in Donegal Town. In the sixty-five odd years since, the practice has evolved through name, location and personnel changes but at the core our business remains the same- we work at a local level, designing buildings that benefit local people.
We don’t consider ourselves to have a particular style of work, because we focus on what we feel is right for each client and site. The common thread running through our work is a commitment to making people’s lives better through architecture- we want to use our imaginations and our technical abilities to create buildings that are sustainable, comfortable, light- filled and welcoming while being recognisably of this locality and region.
Roci Allan is a chartered architect with over forty years’ experience of working in the north west. Roci specialises in conservation work.
John Curran is a chartered architect who has been involved in construction since the mid- 1980s and is a registered Passive House designer.
Paul Keeney is our senior technician, having joined us from college in 1990. Paul is also a registered Passive House designer.
Julie Kee is practice manager, having been with the company since 2000.
Betty Graham manages our finances and has been with us since 2000.
We appointed John Curran to design an extension and to renovate our existing home. The difference to our quality of life is astonishing, never mind the savings on the bills!Ciara & James, Co. Donegal
We have worked with Allan Curran Architects on two self-build projects over the past 4 years. We were extremely impressed with the professional and diligent manor they took towards us as Clients and the projects, from initial design stage through to completion. Their extensive experience and knowledge were invaluable in guiding us through the process. We very much appreciate the extensive time, vision and effort provided, and highly recommend their professional and creative team.Nick & Siobhan, Co. Fermanagh