Founded in 1993 by Practice Principal Colm McGurk, McGurk Architects has prided itself in the delivery of innovative buildings for close to 25 years.
Providing a full professional architectural consultancy service for private and public sectors across Ireland, the UK and beyond, the company has a wealth of project experience on sectors including community and leisure, healthcare, commercial and residential.
The practice works actively with all our clients, consultants and contractors to ensure that a continuous dialogue is created from conception to completion, resulting in high quality designs that meet client needs and budgets.
McGurk Architects’ connection with local communities across Ireland and the UK is embodied in their architecture’s response to specific locations. We engage with people to understand their culture and genuinely assess their immediate environment in order to deliver on our belief that we can enhance and add value to their various places with additions to the built environment.
Our company promotes sustainable development of our communities. We also work actively with clients to reduce the carbon footprint of their projects through the latest technologies, choice of materials and consideration of life-cycle costs.
McGurk Architects have an experienced team who provide creative solutions to all projects regardless of size, scale or budget. We believe in client-led solutions and that design quality is an investment by all our clients.
Our Chartered Architects are RIBA registered and have seven years of professional training. We help guide clients through all stages of projects, from scoping the brief, feasibility options and the consultation processes to contract management and delivery of the completed building.
We offer advice on best practice on conservation schemes whilst integrating the latest technologies, materials and environmentally friendly designs in our schemes.
McGurk Architects provide the right combination of skills for each job, either in-house, or by assembling the consultants with the expertise to create a successful outcome for your project.
Meet the team
From its sole trade status, McGurk Architects has grown into a medium-sized highly successful practice. Our team are expertly trained with an extensive skill base in architecture, presentation and CGI graphics, construction technical knowledge and latest computer software.
We are committed to promoting our community’s architectural talent and employ local students where available. The practice’s profile status is continuing to grow, both in social media and in the national press. Local magazine Perspective featured articles on three of our projects in the year 2017.
Edelle Henry ARB RIBA
With McGurk Architects since 2007
BSc(Arch) – Bachelor of Science Architecture 2012. Queens University Belfast.
BArch- Bachelor of Architecture 2009. Queens University Belfast.
PGCert- Professional Practice in Architecture 2012. Queens University Belfast.
Achievements & Publications
2017 Construction Excellence Awards 2017, Finalist Social/Community Construction Award, Clonard ABC
2017 Publication in Perspective Magazine ‘Raidio Failte’
2017 Publication in Perspective Magazine- ‘Clonard ABC’
2017 RSUA Annual Calendar- ‘The Station Masters House’.
2017 Publication in Perspective Magazine- ‘The Station Masters House’.
2017 Publication in the Maghera Times- ‘The Station Masters House’.
2009 ‘A New Vision for Nicosia’ exhibition, Nicosia, Cyprus
2009 Publication in ‘University World News’.
2008 Ulster GAA Scholarship Recipient
2006 Queens University Scholarship Recipient
Fergal Rainey ARB RIBA
With McGurk Architects since 2016
BA (Hons) – Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Architecture
University of Ulster, Belfast
MArch – Master of Architecture
Queens University Belfast
PGCert – Professional Practice in Architecture
Queens University Belfast
2017 – RSUA Inspiring Students Winner
2016 – Philip Webb Award Finalist
2014 – Arts in Society Graduate Scholar Award Winner
2012 – Wood Architecture Award Winner (NI & Ireland Winner)