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.
This was our first self-build and we were impressed by the helpful advice we received from the initial planning through to completion of the build. Roci was careful to warn us of the financial implications of any decisions which helped to keep us within our budget. We wanted a modern innovative design which was economical to heat and maintain and we have been delighted with the result. The design also incorporated features which maximize the particular strengths of our unusual site. We also required the renovation of an old mill and the architectural advice received was also invaluable both in obtaining planning consent and enabling us to achieve our objectives whilst staying within our budget. Overall we have been delighted with the project and remain grateful for the quality of the advice and communication which we received from the architect which enable us to enjoy the experience from start to completion.Jonathan and Barbara, Co. Fermanagh
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