RIBA & RIAI Award-Winning Northern Ireland Architects

Marshall McCann Architects are a multi-award-winning practice based in Northern Ireland, working across Ireland & UK, with ambitions to move into Europe.

Their first house won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award, and ‘House of the Year Ireland’ and got to the last 30 of ‘Grand Design House of the Year’.

They have won ‘House of the Year Ireland’ three out of the last four years; and have recently won a highly sought-after Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) Award.

Marshall McCann Architects are a selective practice, specializing in high-end, modern, energy-efficient, houses. They have recently opened their books to Apartments and Hotels, using their experiences of designing luxury houses and applying them to other building types within the living sphere. However if you are looking to do something interesting and beautiful regardless, get in touch.

Their approach is ‘Designing a better future together’.

On the surface, this seems to refer to environmental, sustainable & healthy buildings; but that is only a small part of it.

Everyone knows that to be successful in business, you need a business plan, but who does a life plan?

Research has shown that designing hospitals akin to quality hotels, with a connection to nature and lots of natural light, results in a reduced recovery time for patients.  Quality design can even decrease the amount of pain relief medication required and, in general, have a positive effect on the patient’s health.

Studies show that the quality of space & light affects your mood and effectiveness: good architecture helps create an enjoyable place to live and work.’

With this in mind, Marshall McCann Architects approaches design from this perspective:

‘When designing a building, we want to help design people’s lives; how you live and work; creating better lives; designing a better future, together. How you live, where you live, and the environment in which you live, has such a huge impact on the quality of your life.’

‘We design with you at the centre of every decision. We want to make this an enjoyable process, as for most people, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which involves time & money.  It needs to be done right.’

As Passive House Architects, Marshall McCann believe that your house should not only be favourable to the environment; but beneficial for you.  They believe that houses should be thermally comfortable (in hot and cold weather) and be healthy places to live (& work).  Passive House technology allows them to thermally model and calculate the heading load and, critically, overheating risk, of your house; so that the temperature of your house is easily maintained. They design with social interactions and quality of space at the heart of the process along with passive house principles.

Contact us here, if you want to learn more.