About Us .

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.

our expertise .

Roci Allan is a chartered architect with over forty years’ experience of working in the north west 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.

Testimonials

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

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

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