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Clonglash Buncrana Co. Donegal Ireland F93 W142

John Mc Cay Architect

John Mc Cay   Architect

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John Mc Cay 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 18 years’ experience and is registered with the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) and is also a 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. Since 2016, he has been a part-time lecturer in the Built Environment Department of the Northwest Regional College, Derry.

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The practice undertakes:


•Feasibility studies


•Planning applications


•Building Control applications


•Fire Safety Certificate applications


•DAC applications


•Contract Administration (site inspections, payment certificates, snagging lists, opinions of compliance)


•Assigned Certifier Inspections