Donal McPhillips Architecture is an experienced, innovative, design led practice established in 2000.


Our specialism is high quality design rather than specific building types. We enjoy working on a broad range of projects; from small domestic works to large scale developments for private and commercial clients across Northern Ireland & Rep. of Ireland.


Every project is an original interpretation of the client, site, brief and budget with a strong emphasis placed on natural light, energy efficiency, and the relationship between the building and its surroundings.


Working from our purpose built design studio in Fermanagh, we offer a comprehensive architectural service from the inception of your project to completion of the building works including Tendering, Site Supervision & Project Management.


Donal McPhillips - Director


Donal attended the University of Ulster, Jordanstown followed by Queens University Belfast, before he embarked on his full time working career in 2000.


He has previously worked for Kennedy, Fitzgerald & Associates of Belfast & Brian Cooke Design in Enniskillen before joining Opus Architects in 1998. He eventually took over the Opus practice in 2006 and established Donal McPhillips Architecture. Having outgrown his town centre office, and to cater for the growing number of projects south of the border; he relocated the practice to a purpose built design studio in Derrylin.


Donal has vast experience in all areas of design & construction, combined with an expert knowledge of planning policies & guidelines. Over the years Donal has compiled an impressive portfolio of projects and a long list of satisfied clients.



Colin Reilly - Associate


Colin graduated with honours from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2008. Prior to this he also successfully completed courses in Art & Design and Computer Aided Design in Cavan Institute.


He has amassed a wealth of experience working for local architectural practices in Co. Cavan since 2005 and also in Dublin, as well as completing numerous freelance projects. Colin also worked on the £300 million National Acute Hospital for the South West in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.


Colin joined the practice in 2013 and because of his excellent ability and commitment to the firm he was made an Associate in 2015. Colin is passionate about design; his creativity and attention to detail ensures that every project he works on is completed to highest possible standard.

Paul Kingston - Architectural Technologist


Paul graduated from the University of Ulster Jordanstown in 2012 having previously completed a course in Architectural Technology at South West College Omagh.

He gained experience working with a number of architectural practices across Northern Ireland including Consarc Design in Belfast and Maxwell Pierce Architects in Enniskillen, before joining Donal McPhillips Architecture in 2016.


Paul's expertise is accurate drafting, construction detailing, and designing for energy efficiency and integration of renewable technologies.

John Lunny - Architectural Technologist & Certified Passivhaus Designer


John graduated from the University of Ulster Jordanstown in 2010 having previously completed a course in

Construction and the Built Environment in 2005. In 2017 he finished his studies to become a Certified Passivhaus Designer.


In Spring of 2017 John joined the practice, and with over ten years’ experience working on a wide variety of projects he has an excellent knowledge of current Planning Policies and Building Regulations. 


He is a specialist in the science and technology of architecture, particularly in the areas of sustainability and low energy building design and construction.


Conor Officer - Part I / Architectural Assistant 


Conor graduated with a BA Hons in Architecture from the University of Ulster in 2017, and has taken up his first employment in an architectural firm with Donal McPhillips Architecture.


He is very enthusiastic, an accurate detailer, and has a keen interest in all roles and responsibilities in architecture.  Conor at present is mainly working on domestic building surveys, house extensions and new dwelling projects. However, his assistance with construction drawings, large planning applications and commercial property surveys has been of significant help to the practice.


Already Conor has become an important part of the team, and further assists the senior staff in preparation of design drawings, 3D imaging and issuing of tender packages






Rosie Carson - Architectural Technician 



Rosie has graduated with a Diploma of Architecture in 2008, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2011.


Having gained excellent experience in such firms as VR Drafting & Design, T2 Architecture, Realserve, Brewster Murray Architects, and MHCP Architects; she joined Donal McPhillips Architecture in 2018.


Rosie has great design and technical drawing ability, superb presentation standards, and a keen interest in sustainable architecture and interior design.



Practicing Nationwide across Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland