The practice was originally set up in 1973 by Turlough McKevitt in partnership with Bernard O’Reilly, practicing on Laurence Street under the title ‘McKevitt O’Reilly’. Sadly Bernard passed away due to a tragic boating accident in their very first year in business. The practice name changed to ‘T McKevitt Architect’ and relocated to Magdalene Street, all the time building its reputation and expanding its client base. In 1978 the office moved to its current location on the North Road. Briefly titled ‘McKevitt Associates’ in the 1990s, the practice became ‘McKevitt Architects’ in 1997 and was led by Turlough and James McKevitt. In 2019 Adrian King became a director and the practice was reborn as ‘McKevitt King Architects’. With James McKevitt MRIAI and Adrian King MRIAI now leading the practice, they are backed up with the vast experience of Turlough McKevitt FRIAI and Jim MacArdle MCIAT. In addition to this, they are supported by associates Dyanne Tuite MRIAI and Emma Kennedy MRIAI Arch. Tech. and an experienced team within the office. McKevitt King Architects is a design-driven practice with the belief that every successful project is anchored with high quality design. We strive to listen to and understand our clients and their requirements - this is achieved through accessibility and communication. We pride ourselves on our ability to successfully deliver projects through a complete involvement at each stage. It gives us great satisfaction to be involved in local projects and contribute to the community both directly and indirectly. With a very enthusiastic and dedicated team, we continue to provide the highest standard of service to an established and growing client portfolio.
James is a registered architect and a graduate of DIT Bolton Street. Having spent his childhood in McKevitt Architects, he joined the practice officially in 2004. James specialises in domestic projects, with particular experience in both urban renovation/extension and rural one-off houses. He is an active member of Boyne RFC.
Eoin is a graduate of DIT Bolton Street. A native of Drogheda, he worked in an architectural practice in New York before joining McKevitt Architects in 2016. Eoin brings a flair for design, combined with a level of detailed precision, to the office.
Richie joined McKevitt King Architects in March 2018 in a part-time role to help with the website, social platforms and general marketing duties. Richie is also an experienced architectural photographer who has photographed buildings across Ireland for over 10 years. A familiar face around Drogheda, Richie can be found either behind the counter in Mahers Photographic on West Street or walking one of his 3 dogs in Monasterboice!
A Fellow of the RIAI, Turlough graduated from DIT Bolton Street in 1971. After gaining experience with Charles Ellison Architect in Dublin, he then moved to Drogheda. Turlough is accredited as PSDP and accredited in conservation at Grade 3. A published author and exhibited artist, Turlough is also a keen hill-walker.
Jim joined McKevitt King Architects in 1981. Since then his primary role has been as a Project Architect. Over the years Jim has been responsible for overseeing the contract administration and project supervision of the firm's largest and most prestigious projects including multiple AIB banks. He is a well-known musician and also a keen sports enthusiast, being a former chairman of Drogheda United FC.
Dara lives in Bettystown and joined McKevitt King Architects as a graduate architect in 2020, following his studies in TUD Bolton Street. Experiences from spending many summers in west Clare, a year out in Barcelona and years of honing his musical skills have secured the footing from where his architectural interests originate.
Adrian is a Drogheda native, a qualified architectural technologist, a registered architect and is accredited in conservation at Grade 3. With years of experience, including stints with world-renowned Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in Paris and London, he brings fresh knowledge and flair to the practice. He has gained a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of clients and projects with complex statutory approvals. His additional qualifications in Health & Safety and Fire Safety strengthen the growing reputation and resources of the firm.
Emma qualified from Waterford IT with an honours degree in architectural technology. She first joined McKevitt King Architects as a student in 2007 and has been an integral part of the office ever since. With a strong technical knowledge and great attention to detail, Emma is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all planning applications in the practice.
Una is the office manager; dealing with accounts, handling the phone, managing reception, resourcing the directors and all general office administration. A qualified secondary school teacher with over 20 years in the classroom, Una brings vast experience with her. With great energy and attention to detail, she is a key member of the office team. Originally hailing from Dundalk, Una has been living in Drogheda for the last decade. When not busy in the office managing her colleagues, Una is at home busy managing her husband and three little daughters.
Dyanne is a registered architect, accredited as PSDP, accredited in conservation at Grade 3 and an associate at McKevitt King Architects. She gained her qualifications in architecture from Queen's University Belfast and University College Dublin. Originally working in the firm in 2001 as a student, she returned in a professional capacity after graduation. Through her years of experience with a broad range of clients and building projects, Dyanne has become an expert in Project Management, Contract Administration, Health & Safety and the Public Procurement Process.
Trevor gained his qualifications in architectural technology from DIT Bolton Street and he has Autodesk Revit Certification. Trevor first worked in McKevitt King Architects as a student in 2005. Trevor has a comprehensive technical knowledge and is an expert in the fields of Fire Safety, Disability Access and building/land surveying.
Rita has been working with Turlough for over 30 years. A long-standing and loyal employee she keeps a close eye on financial matters and is a cornerstone of the practice. Rita is also a very dedicated member of St. Mary's Parish and the Legion of Mary. Although the office is located in Louth, she never lets any of her colleagues forget about her Meath roots.