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 northwest of Ireland. 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.
Gareth Lewthwaite is our senior technician with 16 years of experience. Gareth is also a registered Passive House designer.
Sinead McGeehan is our architectural assistant with qualifications in architectural design and urban design and planning. Sinead is involved in 3D rendering of our projects using Sketchup and Lumion.
Julie Kee is practice manager, having been with the company since 2000.
Betty Graham manages our finances and has been with us since 2000.
John and Roci were an absolute delight to work with nothing was ever too much trouble and they always persevered and achieved our wishes. We would not change a thing if we had to do it all again!Daniel and Katrina, Co. Donegal
A very knowledgeable and professional service. Will make your project become a reality with a no fuss, can do ethos. Extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.Marshall Clarke, Co. Fermanagh