Our portfolio of projects comprises of bespoke home design including traditional houses, contemporary houses and house extensions, commercial projects ranging from boutique commercial offices to large commercial developments, industrial, community, sport + leisure and conservation projects amongst others. We welcome all project types and sizes. So, whether your project is a small refurbishment to an existing home or other building or a large-scale development, McAleenan Architects + Interior Design will work closely with you to fulfil your project’s needs.

Conservation + Heritage

Navigating the constraints involved when dealing with listed buildings can be perplexing. Our studio is proficient in managing conservation + heritage projects. Managing Director Bernard McAleenan is a qualified Conservation Architect and is listed on the RIBA Conservation Register as a Conservation Registrant (CR). Bernard’s expertise in this area means he can successfully combine carefully considered design with the client’s aspirations to bring the project to a successful completion.


  • Contemporary House Design
    Some of the best modern house designs are born through a seamless collaboration of modern architecture and modern interior design. We are passionate about contemporary design and every home we create is bespoke and individual.
  • Traditional House Design
    We have a wealth of experience in designing traditional style homes for our clients with careful consideration for classical architecture forms and features and classic and traditional interior design detailing.
  • Housing Developments
    We can help with planning permission, building control and project management for housing development construction projects.
  • Commercial Building Design
    We have experience in a vast range of commercial projects providing architecture, interior design and fit out services for office design, retail design, bar design amongst others.
  • Industrial Building Design
    We provide design and project management services for industrial buildings including factories, industrial sheds, farm buildings etc
  • Sport + Leisure Complex design
    Sports pavilion design, sports complex design, sports field design; we have been involved in the design and construction of numerous sports grounds including pitches, stands and clubhouses.
  • Community Building Design
    We have various community centre / community hall design projects in portfolio and can assist with any architecture or interior design services required for such projects.
  • Conservation + Heritage Architecture
    Listed Building consent, extensions or alterations to Listed Buildings in Northern Ireland, Ireland or the UK. Bernard is a qualified Conservation Architect and can deal with any Listed Building services required.


  • Feasibility Studies
    Assess the feasibility of your project, whether it is viable, what the proposed costs may be, what the best way to move forward is.
  • Measured surveys
    We will accurately survey and draw up any existing buildings or sites.
  • Sketch design
    Initial and conceptual architectural design for the project
  • Contract Administration & Project Management
    Management of the construction contract between the contractor and the client. This process involves the on-site inspection and management of the construction phase of the building project through to on-site completion.
  • Detail Design
    Development of planning permission drawings in preparation of construction stage.
  • Building Control Applications
    Preparation and submission of the detailed design drawings to Building Control NI or the relevant Building Control body.
  • Tender
    Production of tender stage drawings for issue to tendering contractors. Management of the tender process which involves the assessment of the returned tender packages from each contractor and assistance with the appointment of the selected contractor.
  • Mortgage Certification
    Staged inspections throughout the construction of buildings and the associated certification required for mortgage lender.
  • 3D visualisation
    Computer generated 3D images (CGI’s) showing the proposed exterior architectural design and interior design of the clients building.
  • Expert Witness
    Using our level of specialized knowledge and skill we are able to assist during legal proceedings by presenting our qualified opinions about the facts of various cases.

Planning Permission Applications

We have a wealth of experience in gaining planning permission for all types of projects. We pride ourselves in our knowledge and expertise in this area. We can help with all planning permission applications for all projects. Do I need planning permission? Can I get planning permission on my land? Planning permission costs? Outline Planning permission? Planning permission for extensions? Planning permission for a shed? Help with building a house on agricultural land? How long does planning permission take? Help with my planning permission application? These are just a few of the questions we are regularly asked. We offer a free initial consultation service to help with you understand the process for applying for and gaining your planning permission for your project.


Interested in discussing your Architecture or Interior Design project?  Simply complete the form below and one of our team will be in contact.


    5 Dobbin Street
    BT61 7QQ

    T: 028 3778 8100