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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick has more than 15 years of experience as an Architect and was appointed Associate Director of Taylor McCarney in 2022.
He leads office projects across the retail, residential and commercial sectors, and has worked on numerous award-winning buildings in the residential, commercial and retail sectors.
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, particularly in the residential sector.
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.