Project Description

John McCay graduated with a BA (Hons) in Architecture in 1995 from De Montfort University, Leicester and with a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture in 1998 from the University of Sheffield. He subsequently obtained an MA in Architecture in 2000 from the University of Sheffield. He is a Registered Architect with 15 years’ experience and is registered with the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) as well as being a registered member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

Prior to establishing his own practice in 2011, John was employed as architect at McGarrigle + Jackson Architects in Derry (2005 – 2010) and OKM (O’Connor Keogh & Mulcaire) Architects in Galway (1998-2005). He has acted for numerous clients including those in the residential, education, healthcare, commercial, semi-state, and industrial fields. During this time, he was project architect on multiple projects from concept stage through to construction and completion. With a strong interest in architectural education, John has also acted since 2005 as a tutor for students undertaking the Oxford Brookes University “RIBA Examination in Architecture for Office-Based Candidates”, providing support to students and assisting them in their preparation for examinations, portfolio submissions and essay / dissertation submissions. The practice places a strong emphasis on the delivery of projects of good quality design, and focuses on providing all clients with a highly professional service.

The practice offers the following professional services:

• Feasibility studies
• Advice on use of renewable technologies and implementation of energy-saving measures
• Planning applications
• Building Control applications
• Fire Safety Certificate applications
• Disability Access Certificate applications
• Detailed tender packages / construction drawings
• Contract Administration (site inspections, payment certificates, snagging lists, opinions of compliance)

In dealing with the practice, clients can expect a professional service from a fully qualified and registered architect for the duration of the project.
The practice places an emphasis on quality of service and ensuring customer satisfaction.

The practice undertakes the following ranges of work:


  • One-off Houses
  • Extensions
  • Refurbishment


Tel: 086 2678489
Email: john@johnmccayarchitect