Douglas McGee Architects
Unlocking the potential in your space
We do design differently
Yes, we work on the same types of projects as other architects – extensions, renovations, new builds, commercial projects – but our approach is different. We believe you only get out of a project what you put into it. A building is only a success if it’s properly designed. That’s why we invest a lot of time at the early design and concept stage, determining your exact requirements and identifying your personal style through our unique look book. From initial design to supplier recommendations, we have a wealth of knowledge you can tap into. As professional architects, we understand the build process inside out so we can guide and assist you through the various stages, saving you time and money. MORE >>
Designing a home or personal space is about unlocking memories and emotions that create beautiful spaces to enjoy and live. Working with an architect brings not only the skill of understanding how to build but also the ability to craft inspirational spaces using sound, light and colour.
As architects we understand the importance of the built environment. Our commercial team comprises of skills in both design and technical but also continuous improvement and lean, giving client peace of mind that the initial brief is interpreted and understood in the wider commercial context.
Our clients and their stories, dreams and ideas are our biggest inspiration. We listen and encourage their design ideas, some deeply rooted in memory and emotions and bring them to the surface in the form of a sketch or drawing. MORE >>
I got great peace of mind that the house could be modified to suit my budget and designs
I recently engaged DMG Architects to carry out some pre-purchase design on a home I wanted to purchase. They came with us to view the house, carried out a measured survey and did some floor plans to show us some possible options for renovation before an offer was made. I got great peace of mind that the house could be modified to suit my budget and designs and found the service efficient and affordable. I would not hesitate to recommend DMG Architects.
Working with Karen and Ronan was honestly the best decision I could have made
Working with Karen and Ronan was honestly the best decision I could have made. I was daunted by embarking on my extension project but they put me totally at ease and I felt at all stages it was a partnership with them, then once the project kicked off having the Project Management app was just fabulous! I wasn't always on site, let alone in the country, so being able to see the progress of the project step-by-step was just brilliant. I got photos and stage updates daily and was able to comment in on the 3-way conversation with the builder, them and myself - it really was a game changer for me and allowed me to relax with the whole process while feeling very much in control of it all.
A pleasure to liaise with this practice
A pleasure to liaise with this practice. Would recommend without hesitation.
Brendan Keegan, Dublin 11
I requested the services of Douglas McGee Architect as we had purchased an old farm house
I requested the services of Douglas McGee Architect as we had purchased an old farm house that we wanted to utilise the space we has as best we could without building on a huge extension. Both Ronan and Karen came out and spent a considerable amount of time in the house. They came back to us with 2 options which were delighted with. We have gone with one of the options and the house looks great. We are very happy with Ronan and Karen's valued input and experience.
Ethna Healy, Castlecomer, Kilkenny
A pleasure to work with
A pleasure to work with. No detail too small. Got us exactly what we wanted and more. Would highly recommend Ronan and Karen. Professional and friendly service. Quality results.
Michelle Fisher, Citywest, Dublin 24
We would like to thank Douglas McGee Architects on the incredible job they have done
We would like to thank Douglas McGee Architects on the incredible job they have done on our extension to the house, from the word go they were sympathetic to our family needs as we had to remain living in the house whilst the work was carried out,their professional design and standard of building was very cleverly executed, they built up a fantastic relationship with ourselves and the builder alike and it was a great feeling that we were all working together to achieve the same goal, thanks a million.
Geraldine McGarrity, Dublin 12
I would highly recommend the service provided by Karen and Ronan
I would highly recommend the service provided by Karen and Ronan. Initially I discussed our needs with Karen who was very open about pricing and extremely helpful in explaining what steps we needed to take. She took the time to listen and understand what our needs were and that was extremely important to us. Ronan called to look at the project and was very patient helpful and professional. He provided us with multiple options and worked with us until we were 100% happy with the end result.
Emma Murphy, Athy, Kildare