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Exploration & Evolution

Founded in 1966, Taylor McCarney Architects are one of Ireland’s leading design consultancies employing more than 40 experienced and forward thinking staff. Our methodology is one of exploration and evolution, balancing aspirations and ideas with the realities of finance, function and context.

Open & Direct

Responding to the needs of our clients is of paramount importance and we believe that this can only be achieved through open and direct dialogue. It is this philosophy, aligned with strong design principals that respond to each project site and local environment, that have helped us grow and receive international recognition and awards over the years.

Taylor Group

Taylor Group undertakes Project Management & EPCmV activities and grew from Taylor Architects which was established in 1966 and who have been operating in partnership with leading industrial and pharmaceutical firms since 1975.

As the industry has evolved from the scenario where clients managed Architect led design teams so Taylor Group has grown to meet the requirement for a single entity which can provide a complete service covering all aspects of Engineering, Procurement and Construction management.

The Taylor approach is to carefully choose a team of partners to ensure the client fully realises the benefits from all projects. These partners include multi-national engineering firms and architecture bureaus along with specialist local firms as required to deliver the required outcome.

Based in Castlebar, the key strengths of the Taylor organisation are the quality, experience and flexibility of the project leaders along with the ability to access the leading consultants in ancillary disciplines. From the Architectural background comes a strong emphasis on smart design and a long tradition of collaboration with client teams to deliver.

Taylor Group

Our People


Niall Taylor

Niall is a director of Taylor McCarney Architects having joined the practice in 1999 and is a director of the firm for more than 20 years.

He has successfully completed significant projects in the education, civic, health and private sectors and leads the Taylor McCarney residential team. He has particular experience in tourism related projects, and masterplanning.

A Grade 2 Conservation Architect, he has completed multiple award winning projects in both the public and private sector.

Managing Director

Eamon McCarney

Eamon joined Taylor McCarney Architects in 1992 and was appointed Managing Director in 1997.

Eamon has extensive experience in leading a wide variety of projects over the past thirty years, and his clients include the HSE, HEA, Departments of Education and Defence as well as private clients.

A Conservation Grade 2 Architect, Eamon heads up the office Conservation wing, and is the office sustainability leader.

He has won multiple Architectural, Conservation and Sustainability awards for his work, most notably in the third level sector, and his projects have been voted the RIAI public choice award winner on several occasions.


Patrick Broderick

Patrick has more than 15 years of experience as an Architect and was appointed Director of Taylor McCarney in 2024.

He leads office projects across the retail, residential and commercial sectors, and has worked on numerous award-winning buildings including third level educational building.

With qualifications in both Architecture and Interior Architecture, Patrick also heads up the Taylor McCarney fit-out team and is currently engaged on a range of projects in this area for multi-national clients.

He has significant expertise in legal and expert witness functions and brings his expertise and experience to the management of the office.

Associate Director

Michael Kirrane

Michael joined Taylor McCarney Architects in 1997 and was appointed Associate Director in 2006.

Michael has more than 35 years experience in the construction industry and has led some of the largest projects in the office, including the Multi Award winning NUI Galway Engineering Project and St Patricks College, Drumcondra.

He has a particular expertise in procurement and site management of complex projects across the public sector using the Government Public Works Contracts and has performed the role as the Technical Advisory Team lead to a wide range of Government Bodies and Third Level institutions.

Michael also leads the office team in Public Private Partnerships.

Associate Director

Paolo Baraldini

Paolo joined Taylor McCarney Architects in 1999, and was appointed Associate Director in 2006.

He is responsible for the Primary and Post Primary educational projects in Taylor McCarney, and is currently leading our educational team on almost €100m of school projects located on multiple sites across Ireland.

He obtained his Masters in Architecture from the IUVA, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, and is a member of the RIAI since 2008.

Associate Director

Patrick O'Dowd

Patrick joined Taylor McCarney Architects in 2010, and was appointed Associate Director in 2022.

A design led architect, he has specialist skill in the adaptive reuse of protected and historic structures to provide high quality environments, most notably in the third level and defence sector.

He was project architect on buildings which won the RIAI Public Choice award in 2017 and again in 2021 among other awards. Patrick also leads the procurement and bid team and has been responsible for many successful outcomes in the public procurement sectors.

Associate Director

Michael Moore

Michael completed his Architectural studies in University College Dublin in 1997 and was made an Associate Director in Taylor McCarney in 2022.

He has a wide range of experience in master-planning for projects of varying scales and complexity ranging from large scale mixed use urban developments to site specific school and university buildings.

Michael has worked on a range of architectural award winning projects in the housing, urban design and commercial sectors.

He leads the Tourism team within Taylor McCarney Architects, and is currently working on several exciting developments within this area.

Associate Director

Kevin Martin

Having graduated in 2010, Kevin has extensive experience in the Virtual Design and Construction industry joining Taylor McCarney Architects in 2015 and appointed Associate Director in 2022.

Under Kevin’s team leadership, Taylor McCarney Architects have developed a reputation for delivering exceptional results utilising advanced technologies such as laser scanning, virtual reality, and 4D & 6D simulations to streamline the design and construction process.

Kevin is committed to continuous improvement and is constantly exploring new technologies and approaches to our internal systems.

Financial Controller

Annette Mc Namara

Annette joined Taylor McCarney Architects in 2015 as an Accounts Administrator and was appointed as the company Financial Controller in 2022.

In addition to financial management and reporting, she is also responsible for the co-ordination of the administration team. Working closely and collaboratively with our Project Directors along with the wider external design team, she has particular expertise in the coordination of single point design team finances.


McKee Barracks – RIAI Awards, Research Category


Field Stone Wall House, Galway – Commended Living Category


Field Stone Wall House, Galway – Public Choice Award


Pila Mediateque, Poland – Winner International Architectural Competition


Primary Care Centre, Grangegorman – Highly Commended Health Building


Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance, University of Galway – Commended Conservation


Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance, University of Galway – Public Choice Award


McKee Barracks, Dublin – Commended North Accommodation


Mayo Medical Academy, Castlebar


TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus – Adaptive reuse of Protected Structures


Engineering Building, University of Galway – ‘Public Choice Award’


Engineering Building, University of Galway – ‘Best Sustainable Building’


Engineering Building, University of Galway – ‘Educational Building of the Year’


Harper Campbell Building, Sligo


Famine Tomb, Manorhamilton


Railwalk Housing, Westport


Rosses Community School – New PE Hall


Udaras na Gaeltachta – New Enterprise Unit at Spiddal (An Spidéal)


ATU Mayo Campus – Kitchen Extension


Tyco Healthcare, Galway – New Canteen & Extension


ATU Mayo Campus – Library Extension


Mayo Education Centre


Volex Ltd. Castlebar – New Headquarters


ATU Mayo Campus – New Third Level Facility


Community Care Workshop


An exceptional practice with an exceptional range of expertise.

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Taylor McCarney Architects
Breaffy Road, Castlebar,
Co. Mayo, F23 AE48

T: (094) 902 1988