We are two architects who have set up a partnership in 2011. We are interested in good design, and for us that means working with the needs of the client, the community, and the planet. We believe in collaborating closely with our clients at all stages, and in producing energy efficient building and built spaces that are enjoyable by as wide a body of people as possible. Through our blog we hope to show you how we look at design and the principles we stand for. Between us we have almost 20 years of experience in architecture firms in Ireland, New Zealand and Hong Kong, and hope to make the best use of that in our new base in Kilkenny.

MCOS Architects is a registered practice with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). We are both also individually registered architects with the RIAI.

Jan McIntyre B Arch BSc (Arch Sc) MRIAI
Jan (MC) graduated from UCD in 2002 and has worked as an architect in Kilkenny, Dublin and New Zealand in projects ranging from housing and house extensions – both social housing and for private clients, healthcare buildings, offices, schools, community buildings, and hotels. She has also worked as a web designer.

Eoghan Conor O Shea PhD  PG Dip AEES  B Arch BSc (Arch Sc) MRIAI
Eoghan (OS) graduated from UCD in 2003 and has worked in Dublin, New Zealand and Hong Kong on projects ranging in size from furniture designs, housing and house extensions, to large scale apartment buildings, and public and commercial offices.

He received a Diploma in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales in 2013. He also completed his doctoral research (PhD) into inclusive and universal design at Trinity College Dublin in 2014.

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