Having worked in a number of large Dublin city Architectural Practices, up to and including Associate level, Paddy established McCarthy O’Hora Architects in 1981 and opened the Portlaoise office in 1982. Paddy is highly skilled in project initiation and brief formulation and has designed and procured many complex large-scale projects, in the public and private sectors.
Paddy plays a key role in master planning, design and business development in the Education, Residential, Medical and Commercial Sectors within the Practice.
Under his stewardship Paddy has guided and expanded the Practice into one of the most respected and professional Architectural Consultancies in the country.
Conor joined the Practice at its inception in 1981 and became a Partner in 1987.
He manages the Practice and has wide experience, extremely over 35 years in design and delivery of residential, educational, financial and public buildings.
He is a Conservation Architect Grade 3 and has a particular interest in the traditional heritage building stock. Conor has been the lead Architect on many Projects over his long career including Birr Civic Offices and Library, Clondalkin Credit Union, Clonaslee College and numerous Banking Projects.
Conor serves on the RIAI Accreditation Visiting Boards for the Third Level courses in Architecture and Architectural Technology and is interested in the promotion of Architecture as a career choice.
Francis joined MCOH Architects having previously worked in another midland Practice following graduation from WIT.
Francis has considerable building and information technology experience and leads the Practice in both these disciplines. In addition, he heads the Practices’ ‘Design & Build’ Sector.
Francis has been responsible for the award winning School Project Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrellstown as well as Scoil Bhride Rathdowney, numerous ‘Rapid’ School Building Projects and Department of Finance Offices.
Jackie joined MCOH Architects in 2000 having worked for a number of practices in Dublin.
She has extensive experience in the Masterplanning, Design and Delivery of Residential, Educational and Commercial Buildings. She has Grade 3 Conservation Accreditation and has consulted on many private and public projects including PPP Schools Bundle 5 and HSE Primary Care Centres.
Jackie has been responsible for the design and delivery of Templecarrig School, Greystones, Coláiste na Mí, Laytown, and Primary Care Centres in Claremorris and Westport. Her current portfolio includes Education Campuses at Johnstown, Maynooth and Navan and a major Residential Development at Pipers Hill, Naas for Ballymore Developments.