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We see our purpose being to create life-enriching architecture by designing buildings that are sustainable, appropriate and beautiful.

We design to the highest ecological standards and our goal is that all our designs will be entirely zero- carbon by 2026. We’re intent upon making the most of existing homes and buildings, with renovation, recycling and reuse often being a more economical and subtle option than entirely new construction.

Because we live and work in an area with its own unique character and history, we work to create buildings that reflect our regional identity by respecting both our traditional past and a forward- looking present. We want what we design to be right for our time, location, environment and our client’s wishes while having the flexibility to adapt to future needs and developments.

These ideas are important, but together they don’t create architecture. It’s our job to add the creativity that transforms buildings to something more than the sum of their parts, to give them life and joy. Adding this transcendent quality is our greatest challenge and our greatest satisfaction.

Ultimately we expect our designs to reach beyond our clients’ aspirations, and to enable people to live and work in buildings that are beautiful and that promote healthy, happy living for everyone.

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Rural renovation near Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal

Have a sneak peek at our work-in-progress renovation near Kerrykeel here! While you’re here, be sure to give our Instagram a follow to keep up to date …

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Have a look at our new piece about a proposed family home near Rathmullan:

I am chuffed to have a poem in the February @HonestUlsterman today. One of the last poems I wrote pre pandemic, published on the day we step tentatively out of restrictions.
Poetry - Honest Ulsterman

a model sits on a beautiful wooded site overlooking a popular beach. This family home will ease its way between the trees, touching the ground lightly, using natural and sympathetic materials, creating little disturbance in an idyllic setting for 2020s living. #donegalliving


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3 Mill Row
Donegal Town
Co. Donegal
email us
+353 (0) 74 97 22233

55 Tempo Road
Co. Fermanagh
BT74 6HF
email us
+44 (0) 28 66 323 500

Co. Donegal
F92 A2AR
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+353 (0) 74 97 22233

testimonials .

I was extremely pleased with the quality of work and service given by Allan Curran Architects Ltd., from the outset of the project to its completion. At all times the service was both personal and professional from all staff. If I were to undertake another such project I would seek the services of Allan Curran Architects without hesitation.

Jack and Elizabeth, Co. Donegal

The overall Rann Mór Development has been remarkably successful in the last few years. This is in no small way due to the high quality of the design and the professional service provided by Allan Curran Architects Ltd and I look forward to completing the next phase of the development at Rann Mor Meadow to the same high standard.

Daniel Doherty, Managing Director of George Doherty Construction (Irl) Ltd