MPA staff complete training  to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the BIM process

Mullarkey Pedersen Architects staff continue to strengthen their understanding and application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) having completed the course entitled; 'Fundamentals of Building Information Modelling', at the North West Regional College over an 8 week period, which included a series of seminars and examination.

MPA staff updated and strengthened their knowledge on the following topics within the BIM environment:

  • BIM Key Terms

  • BIM principles

  • Maturity Levels

  • Standards

  • Technology

  • Drivers for Change

  • Enablers factors

  • Benefits to key stakeholders

  • Barriers to successful implementation of BIM


Our thanks go to Mr David Maxwell of North West Regional College for the informative learning environment he created over the duration of the course.

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We Are Recruiting

We Are Recruiting

Architects and Architectural Technicians

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative people to join our established, award winning practice as part of our friendly and dynamic team.

We are looking for people with the following:

  • Excellent design, graphical and technical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding and experience of working in a BIM process
  • Experience using Revit is desirable

Please reply with CV and examples of your work to:

Bishop's Gate Hotel Shortlisted for multiple RICS Awards

Bishop's Gate Hotel Shortlisted for multiple RICS Awards

RICS Awards 2017 - Bishop's Gate Hotel, Derry shortlisted in 4 categories  

We are delighted to announce that the Bishop's Gate Hotel has been shortlisted in the Conservation, Commercial, Tourism and Regeneration categories following the major overhaul of the Grade B1 listed building.

The building has a rich history and we were delighted to have led the restoration of this important project in conjunction with the Inner City Trust. Following it's purchase by the Inner City Trust and the subsequent conservation and extension works, the building has been reborn and is now viewed with great civic pride by the people of the historic 'Walled City'.  

No Ordinary Building - A Brief History

Previously known as 'The Northern Counties Club' it opened its doors in 1893, offering a base for businessmen and intellects of the city to meet and discuss ideas and plans with which to develop the city’s industries. Throughout the years it has greeted many famous visitors – including Winston Churchill, W.B. Yeats, Field Marshalls Montgomery and Alexander and artist Derek Hill to name a few.

The building is inextricably linked to major historical events - Returning officers from the Crimean War established the building as a gentlemen’s club in 1881, and in World War I it was mess headquarters for officers in the Derry Regiment. In World War II it provided mess facilities for Canadian and American soldiers based in the city as well as local officers. Since the naval base was established in Derry in June 1940 the building was at the centre of the wider social context, patronised by the Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the US Navy.

The building’s decorative exterior is a result of architect Alfred Foreman’s reconfiguration of the façade in the early 20th century when Derry enjoyed an economic boom. The flamboyant and quirky design style of Forman matched the prevailing mood at the time.

When its use as a private club ceased, the building fell into disrepair and various sections were let for use as office accommodation.  Unoccupied areas were simply left to rot.  In 2006 the building was vacated, after which time the entire structure fell into disrepair and the survival of the iconic structure was in jeopardy. The roof was in a dangerous state of repair, damp and rot spread and pigeon infestation was significant.

The recent restoration has significantly improved one of Derry’s most historic areas, breathing new life into the building, whilst boosting tourism, employment, education and training.  Where once stood decay and neglect, now stands a fully restored part of our built heritage, equipped to contribute to the changing demands of city life.

Office Artwork: St. Aengus' Church, Co. Donegal

Office Artwork: St. Aengus' Church, Co. Donegal

Abstract image produced in-house of one of our ecclesiastical projects, St. Aengus' Church in Burt, Co. Donegal, which is currently undergoing restoration.

This project, completed by Corr McCormick in 1967, won the RIAI Gold Medal and was also named 'Building of the Century' by a national poll in 1999. 

Keep an eye out for progress photographs of the restoration coming soon!  

St. Columb's Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival!

St. Columb's Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival!

Mullarkey Pedersen Architects were pleased to have been invited to take part in the St. Columb’s Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival which took place 15-19th December.

Many local businesses, charities and organisations made a donation and designed a unique tree to represent their company for public display at the cathedral. 

All proceeds from the charity event, which was endorsed by Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, have gone towards Foyle Search & Rescue, Foyle Hospice and St. Columb’s Cathedral.

Works for the new education campus in Carlow have commenced on site

Works for the new education campus in Carlow have commenced on site

Mullarkey Pedersen are excited to announce that the development for the new post-primary school, further education facility and sports hall at Carlow, as part of the NDFA Schools Bundle 5 PPP Programme, has begun on site.

Keep checking for progress updates!


Completion reached for Ashbourne Education Campus, Co. Meath

Completion reached for Ashbourne Education Campus, Co. Meath

The new education campus situated in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, consists of three new schools on a single site. These include:

  • Ashbourne Educate Together National School which is a 16 classroom school with GP Hall,
  • Ashbourne Gaelscoil - also a 16 classroom school with GP Hall, and;
  • Coláiste de Lacy - a post primary school with special needs unit and GP Hall which accommodates 450 pupils.