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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.



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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 large number of projects south of the border; he relocated the practice to the Derrylin design studio.


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.



Paul Kingston - Senior 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.

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Helen Flanagan - Architect 

Helen graduated from the University of Dundee in 2006 with a Bachelor degree in Architecture. From there she completed her professional exams in 2007, and registered with ARB. 

From qualifying, she worked in Mullarkey Pedersen Architects, based in Derry/ Londonderry, and gained great experience in a range of projects from restoration of Ecclesiastical buildings, to educational projects and domestic architecture too.

Helen enjoys designing and meeting specific requirements of each client, and is skilled in preparing drawings for statutory approval. Her speed, accuracy and presentation standards are excellent.


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Natalia Mokras - Part l Architectural Assistant

Natalia gained a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Ulster in 2021, and immediately joined the firm for a Professional Year of Practice.


Prior to this, she worked for a Steel Fabrication firm, as a draughtsperson and detailer, which has given her great experience and aided her transition to Architectural Assistant.


Natalia has a keen interest in contemporary design, high level detailing, and has became an integral part of the Practice.



Kerri Quigley - Architect

Kerri is a Queen's Architecture graduate, who spent time studying in Brussels before securing her Masters degree in 2011.


Following her graduation, she had amassed experience working with Buro North, Strategic Spaces and Diadem in the planning and delivery of large scale projects across Australia and South Asia.


Kerri takes a human centred approach to design to ensure that people are at the centre of the design process to create houses that become homes.

She has a flare for modern design with a passion for materiality and detailing. Importantly her onsite experience in delivering projects ensures that design vision is realised through all stages of construction.

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Ryan Kelly - Architectural Assistant

Ryan graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Architecture in 2018 from University of Ulster, and was instantly hired by an Architectural Practice in County Tyrone. 


During those 3 years, he gained great experience, with many impressive projects to his name; from conversions, extensions and bespoke private dwellings. He is currently working on the design of new facilities for two separate sports clubs, and some unique one-off homes.

Ryan enjoys working on detailed construction drawings, visiting sites, meeting clients and taking surveys, while constantly learning and keeping the energy high.  He also has a keen interest in art, with skills in providing clients with quality 3D visual work too.



Claire McGovern - Admin, Planning Consultant

Claire secured a BSc Degree in Environmental Planning from Queens University Belfast in 2009, and furthered her studies with a Masters in Sustainable Rural Development and Project Management in 2010, also from Queens.


Following work with a Development Association Charitable Trust, and as a Community Coordinator for Adelaide City Council; Claire then worked as a Clerical Officer for a large Private Practice, and Office Manager for the family Construction Company.


Claire's organisation and attention to detail is excellent, and her knowledge of Planning Policies and requirements makes her extremely valuable to the Practice.




Practicing Nationwide across Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland 

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