About | Who we are

The Practice

Our practice was established in 2009 as Conor McKenna Architects. Since then the practice has completed a wide range of unique and high quality domestic and commercial projects across Northern Ireland and further afield. We have a reputation for a friendly attentive service and creative design.

Our projects have included new homes and extensions, commercial fit-outs, bars, restaurants and sports buildings. We have also delivered uniquely technically challenging projects such as a climate controlled underground library for a private book collection. Within Northern Ireland we have 125 varied planning approvals to date.

We are currently based in Carryduff near Belfast. We work all over Northern Ireland and have also completed projects in Donegal and Dublin.

About | How we work

The Process

We believe all projects begin with a careful study of your site. Through drafting and judicious discussions we will distill a vision of your ideal outcome.

We will communicate and discuss our designs with you in 3D from the outset. When we reach a satisfactory design we can secure for you the necessary approvals. We will compile comprehensive construction documents to allow your project to be tendered and ultimately constructed. The delivery of our service draws on our extensive experience in the construction sector.

We enjoy good relations with an extensive network of consultants specialising in fields such as structure, energy, heating, drainage and flooding. We can assemble and lead a bespoke team to deliver your project.

Our company vision is to deliver for our clients lasting quality architecture of comfort, convenience and congeniality that is also sensitive to the environment. In doing so we aim to contribute to a wider culture of higher expectations for our homes and our buildings.

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About | What we do

Architectural Services

New Homes

"My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.”
- Luis Barragan

Don't settle for the mediocre. Creating a bespoke new home is a special opportunity we relish. We will strive to create a delightful tailor-made home for you to suit your lifestyle and your site.

Commercial Property

We salute the business leaders who are expanding and investing in their company premises. Whether you are opening a new shop or extending your work space call Conor and Co. Get in touch to discuss how to grow your business premises while attending to the necessary regulations and approvals.

Housing Developments

We also work on the scale of housing developments. As well as planning success to date in smaller housing schemes, we currently have our largest yet, a 26 house scheme for Darragh Cross in Planning. We can assemble and lead a team of consultants to deal with the myriad of issues regarding drainage, roads and environmental concerns.


We have extensive experience in renovations and remodelling projects. In our experience this has ranged from the sensitive restoration of period properties to complete radical refurbishments. In every case we have endeavoured to retain the best of the character we found while giving our clients all the conveniences of a warm modern home. We take joy in breathing new life into old buildings.

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About | Qualified & Accredited  |  

Conor McKenna ARB RIBA

Conor is a graduate of Queens University Belfast with an Erasmus term in PHL Limburg Belgium.

Conor is a fully qualified & registered architect since 2001. Prior to founding his own practice in 2009, he worked in various leading practices including RPP architects. In employment he worked on large commercial projects, hotels and office buildings.

Conor oversees all projects in the practice personally.

Contact | We want to hear from you

If you have a project in mind, we would love to have a chat.

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