With a team of sixty members, MCA have a wealth of diverse talent.

Headed by our Directors and supported by our Associate Directors and Associates, the practice is a diverse collective of creative individuals including architects, technicians, architectural and interior designers.

As one of Dublin’s most established architectural practices we work collaboratively. Our people define our success and by fostering a culture of shared learning, peer review and development we enable our team's sense of fulfilment and achievement.

Read more Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy
Director
Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

B Arch, FRIAI, RIBA

“Quality and added value”

Brian is hard working, efficient and direct. He has a talent for designing high quality buildings while amplifying value, particularly for commercial offices. He has extensive experience in leading design teams in large, complex projects across residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare.

Notable highlights include IBM, Killeen Castle, Four Seasons, CHQ, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Salesforce and Google. Brian began his career as an architect at MCA in 1990 when the practice had a team of less than ten employees. He became a Company Director in 1997 and is also a Conservation Grade 2 Architect.

Brian embodies the MCA ability to bring value add to the building – design that works.

bmurphy@mca.ie

Read more Gerry Murphy
Gerry Murphy
Director
Gerry Murphy

Gerry Murphy

B Arch, FRIAI, RIBA, Dip PM, Dip Arb Law, MCIArb, Barrister-at-Law

“Drive for excellence creates innovative, elegant and agile design".

Gerry listens to our clients, he takes time to understand their goals and he has the experience and creativity to develop the design from that key starting point. He continually develops his own ability to think critically and was recently called to the Bar of Ireland having received his Barrister at Law degree from King’s Inns.

His experience spans leisure, retail, office and residential projects. He is focused on delivering innovative design solutions that work – buildings and spaces that are fully resolved in the context of the challenges that come with each project. Whilst always focused on the commercial aspects of the client brief, he will always strive to marry the final solution with excellent design. He advises many of Ireland’s key real estate development companies in hospitality, retail, office and residential developments from initial concept stage/master-planning through to completion.

Gerry is a graduate from the school of Architecture UCD, a fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, a qualified barrister and also a graduate in Construction and Arbitration Law. He is an appointed member of the RIAI Appeals Board.

gmurphy@mca.ie

Read more Peter Duffy
Peter Duffy
Associate Director
Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy

BSc (Arch) Dip Arch MRIAI RIBA

“Quality beyond compliance.”

Peter joined the practice in 2000 and throughout his successful career he has worked on high quality, prestigious projects in the commercial, residential, educational, and healthcare sectors. He is now a senior member of MCA’s healthcare team, and his broad range of experience and ability to lead a project ensures increased certainty of outcomes.

He is responsible for MCA’s Integrated Management Systems ensuring our quality systems are ensures that MCA projects deliver excellence beyond compliance.

pduffy@mca.ie

Read more Patrick Irwin
Patrick Irwin
Associate Director
Patrick Irwin

Patrick Irwin

Dip Arch tech RIAI (Tech)

Pat joined MCA Architects in 1999 and became a Senior Associate in 2003.

He has gained considerable technical and design experience over the years in many building types across the residential, commercial, healthcare, leisure, education, and mission critical sectors. Pat is responsible for safety and health co-ordination in respect of building projects and supervises all design risk assessments and preparation of Safety & Health Plans.

pirwin@mca.ie

Read more Simon Sedgwick
Simon Sedgwick
Associate Director
Simon Sedgwick

Simon Sedgwick

BSc Arch MRIAI

“A passion for design-driven solutions combined with risk-mitigating project management.”

Simon joined the team at MCA Architects in 2000 and became Associate Director in 2019.  During his 24 years of practice Simon has delivered numerous projects from inception to completion across the residential, retail, commercial, hospitality, media Healthcare and mission critical sectors. His expertise is in project management, commercial and technology buildings & design risk assessments. He has project managed several successful high tech/media interiors fit out, office development and data centre projects in recent years.

ssedgwick@mca.ie

Read more Ivan O'Keeffe
Ivan O'Keeffe
Senior Associate
Ivan O'Keeffe

Ivan O'Keeffe

Dip Arch Tech., P.Grad Dip (Fire)

“The commercial acumen of a building surveyor combined with a passion for innovative materials.”

Ivan has had a wide range of experience working across the commercial, office fit outs, healthcare, mission critical, hotels, leisure and residential sectors. He brings a discerning eye to the design, producing detailed and accurate information to suit each project’s unique requirements. Ivan is passionate about exploring new products and implementing them into new designs.

He has worked on exciting projects over the years such as Facebook offices, Amazon Data Centres, The Four Seasons Hotel and the Bulgari Distribution Centre in Ireland.

iokeeffe@mca.ie

Read more David Pearson
David Pearson
Senior Associate
David Pearson

David Pearson

B Arch Dip Arch MRIAI

“A collaborative approach to design inspired by clients’ sustainability, wellness and community goals.”

With 20 years of experience across a range of sectors David brings a proven track record in delivering several high-profile projects for clients such as Twitter, Facebook, IBM, Accenture, DAA to name a few. As part of the MCA team he has the scope to innovate and push forward, designing ever more responsive environments to mitigate challenges.

dpearson@mca.ie

Read more Seamus Thornton
Seamus Thornton
Senior Associate
Seamus Thornton

Seamus Thornton

B Arch MRIAI

“Ensuring statutory compliance at each stage of the project from concept to completion.”

Seamus’ experience extends over 27 years in the commercial office building, education and private residential, cultural, hospitality, retail, conservation and leisure sectors. This has involved the preparation of design competitions, feasibility studies and masterplans in addition to the provision of due diligence services. In the management of projects, I attend Client, Design Team and other stakeholder meetings, and oversee sustainability issues, value engineering, and specification assessments.

sthornton@mca.ie

Read more Andrew Howley
Andrew Howley
Senior Associate
Andrew Howley

Andrew Howley

B Arch BSc (Arch) MRIAI

“Combining the creativity of a designer with the process-driven approach of a project manager.”

Andrew joined the team in 2013 and he has had great success across a variety of sectors - commercial, retail, residential, hospitality & leisure. Andrew is a Senior Associate whose approach to complex projects combines the creativity of a designer with the process-driven approach of a project manager. Andrew understands that communication and attention to detail are key to coordinating every element of the project delivery – be it complex technical façades, fit-out design or workplace strategy. He has a passion for sustainable design in the broadest sense of the word having delivered many BREEAM & LEED accredited buildings including one of the first WELL certified projects in the country.

Andrew has been involved with many award winning projects to date such as the Multi Award winning UCD Sports & Student Centre - RIAI Public Choice Award Building of the Year & RIAI Universal Design Award 2013 of which he was Senior Project Architect, the Lidl Ireland Head Office, Irish Building and design awards architectural project of the year 2017 and 40 Molesworth Street Office development, Irish Construction Excellence Award refurbishment project of the year 2017 and Building and Design Awards Commercial Project of the Year.

ahowley@mca.ie

Read more Magdalena Mickiewicz
Magdalena Mickiewicz
Senior Associate
Magdalena Mickiewicz

Magdalena Mickiewicz

Msc Dipl (Arch and Urb) MRIAI

“A passion for sustainability and a problem-solving approach.”

Magda has practised in Ireland for the last sixteen years designing in healthcare, hotels, commercial offices and retail. As a certified Passive House designer she is passionate about sustainability of the built environment. At MCA she has designed and delivered several projects for high end clients such as HSE, Failte Ireland, Salesforce.

mmickiewicz@mca.ie

Read more Michael Sorahan
Michael Sorahan
Senior Associate
Michael Sorahan

Michael Sorahan

BArch BSc(Arch) MRIAI

“Delivering healthcare projects of national importance.”

Michael joined the team in 2002 and since then has overseen an extensive array of projects for a diverse client base. His early career involved a broad mix and scale of projects including residential, schools, restorations, leisure and Fáilte Ireland training centres. Since 2007 Michael has overseen all of the Mater Private Hospital’s construction projects.

The latter part of his career has been dedicated to healthcare, and he has worked on many projects of national importance. The radiation oncology centres at Cork and Galway are key to cancer care treatment in the south, west and north-west of the country. New community nursing units will transform elderly care for several hundred residents in the south. Covid patient wards and laboratories at University Hospital Limerick are greatly assisting the fight against Covid. Doubling the capacity of Tallaght Hospital’s Emergency Department was essential in meeting the needs of its growing catchment, and nearly every department of the Mater Private Hospital has been transformed and expanded to stay abreast with medical advances and healthcare trends.

msorahan@mca.ie

Read more Aideen Murray
Aideen Murray
Associate
Aideen Murray

Aideen Murray

Dip Arch B Arch Sc MRIAI

“Designing for longevity of building lifespan.”

Aideen is passionate about delivering building projects that will endure. She joined the team in 2013 and expansive experience in hotels, conservation and healthcare and commercial fitouts across Ireland. Aideen completed a PGradDip ABRC in Trinity College in 2012, she has delivered several successful conservation projects to date. She has also been working extensively in a wide range of healthcare projects over the last number of years in the Mater Private Hospital and numerous community nursing units for the HSE.

Aideen is widely experienced working with multi-disciplinary teams in delivering a successful project from concept stage to completion.

amurray@mca.ie

Read more Graham Ovenden
Graham Ovenden
Associate
Graham Ovenden

Graham Ovenden

BA (Hons) Dip Arch

“An experienced architect and technologist with specialisation in data centre design.”

Graham is an associate architect with 29 years’ experience in both Ireland and the UK as both an Architect and an Architectural Technician working on large commercial schemes / developments and small individual projects across the retail, residential, commercial and mission critical sectors. His expertise is in specification writing and technician detailing and ensuring that workmanship and quality on site is delivered. Significant high-profile projects include the new 16,000 Sqm EXO landmark building to Point Square, Dublin and the new student apartment buildings in UCD Dublin.

Earlier projects include the redevelopment of Roches Stores, Henry Street; Spencer Dock Apartments and Penthouse Complex, Dublin; and the Point Village Development, Dublin.

govenden@mca.ie

Read more Jesper Dynesen
Jesper Dynesen
Associate
Jesper Dynesen

Jesper Dynesen

CAND.ARCH MAA MRIAI

“Translating client's commercial cultures into vibrant working environments.”

Jesper has developed a diversity of experience working for practices in both Copenhagen and Dublin on various types of projects from inception to completion in the residential, commercial, retail & mixed-use developments, offices, and hotels sectors. He has extensive experience in designing and managing high end commercial office buildings and fitout projects - Google, Viasat, Accenture and Workday.

jdynesen@mca.ie

Read more Joe Brady
Joe Brady
Associate
Joe Brady

Joe Brady

BSc Arch Tech

“Exceeding expectations.”

Joe joined the team in 2018 and quickly became a valued member of the specialised healthcare team. During his 16 years of project experience in architectural practice, He has worked across the healthcare, mixed use developments, retail, commercial, residential and pharmaceutical sectors. Joe is focused on working with the team to deliver high quality sustainable projects exceed the clients' expectations. His expertise includes detailed design working through tender and construction stages, ensuring that the client brief and design intent is executed to the highest standard.

jbrady@mca.ie

Read more Burgert Van der Walt
Burgert Van der Walt
Associate
Burgert Van der Walt

Burgert Van der Walt

B Arch Pr Arch SACAP 5995

“Passion for service excellence, quality, attention to detail and design-focus within the realities of sustainability and project budget.”

Burgert has over 25 years of industry experience. He has been with MCA since 2016 and was promoted to an Associate in 2019. Burgert’s primary field of expertise is in commercial office interior fitouts, which he has successfully delivered for various clients in many locations globally throughout his career. He has also successfully delivered large scale commercial base build projects (office & retail), has gained extensive experience in working on projects in the hotel / leisure industry and in education.

Burgert believes that by promoting a collaborative approach to projects with all stakeholders, the best results are achieved.

bvanderwalt@mca.ie

Read more Fergal White
Fergal White
Associate
Fergal White

Fergal White

BSc Arch BArch MSc MRIAI

“Delivering sustainable design using digital tools.”

Fergal is an associate architect at MCA and possesses a specialist knowledge of sustainable and environmental design which he brings to all MCA projects. In his work in Australia and Ireland he has amassed a broad range of architectural and design skills including extensive technical expertise in REVIT and BIM which results in cost and resource savings, greater efficiency and shorter project lifecycles, improved communication and coordination, more opportunities for prefabrication and modular construction and quality beyond compliance. Fergal has the ability to communicate seemingly complex concepts in a comprehensible manner, leading to improved collaboration and teamwork and improved efficiencies.

fwhite@mca.ie

Read more Neil McCormick
Neil McCormick
Associate
Neil McCormick

Neil McCormick

BS.Arch M.Arch RIBA

“Designing buildings for the people in them.”

Neil has a love of clever, efficient design that embraces a sustainable approach and uses the human experience as the primary driving force. He is proficient in BIM and has designed numerous building types using digital construction tools. He is an Associate Architect at MCA having joined the practice in 2016. He is also an ARB registered Architect and a RIAI Chartered Architect with 10 years’ experience working on a variety of retail, residential, hotel, and commercial projects in both Ireland and abroad from inception to completion.

Additionally, Neil brings experience in the refurbishment and conservation of protected buildings. Key roles include conceptual and detail planning, project management, space planning and construction documentation.

nmccormick@mca.ie

Nicola Sexton
Nicola Sexton
Architect
Brian Hutchinson
Brian Hutchinson
Architect
Sinead Delaney
Sinead Delaney
Architect
Marian Dinneen
Marian Dinneen
Architect
Georgina Vernon
Georgina Vernon
Architect
David Egan
David Egan
Architect
Calvin Gillmer
Calvin Gillmer
Karol Traynor
Karol Traynor
Architectural Technologist
Ali Musavi
Ali Musavi
BIM Manager
Mandy Telford-Smith
Mandy Telford-Smith
Meeta Bramhe
Meeta Bramhe
Jean Feeney
Jean Feeney
Interior Designer
Milad Mohammdipour
Milad Mohammdipour
Interior Designer
Fiona Fitzpatrick
Fiona Fitzpatrick
Interior Designer
Carlos Zara
Carlos Zara
Architectural Technologist
Eleanor Keogh
Eleanor Keogh
Architectural Technologist
Marionard Lorenzo
Marionard Lorenzo
Architectural Technologist
Kevin Deane
Kevin Deane
Architectural Technologist
Paul Sweeney
Paul Sweeney
Architectural Technologist
Shane Coffey
Shane Coffey
Architectural Technologist
Zulkefly Abu Bakar
Zulkefly Abu Bakar
Architectural Technologist
Philip Pettitt
Philip Pettitt
Architectural Technologist
Ruairí O'Neill
Ruairí O'Neill
Architectural Technologist
Chris Doorly
Chris Doorly
Architectural Technologist
Martin Murtagh
Martin Murtagh
Architectural Technologist
Barry Walshe
Barry Walshe
Architectural Technologist
Shane Flanagan
Shane Flanagan
Architectural Technologist
Olga Keogh
Olga Keogh
Architectural Technologist
Eric Tai
Eric Tai
Architectural Technologist
Lorielyn Abellera
Lorielyn Abellera
Architectural Technologist
Joy Almonia
Joy Almonia
Architectural Technologist
Donal Hogan
Donal Hogan
Financial Controller
Anne Dalton
Anne Dalton
Office Admin
Elaine Gough
Elaine Gough
Office Admin