BSc Arch (Hons) Dip ArchMArch ARB
Mike studied at Queen’s School of Architecture in Belfast and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and completed a Masters in Architecture at the School in 2007. He joined Eric Parry Architects in 2013 and was promoted to Associate in 2019.
Currently Mike is Project Architect on 30 St. James’s Square, a complex new 6-storey office building inserted behind two separate retained facades dating from 1880 and 1910. The scheme includes the addition of several news floors and the provision of Grade A office space. Before this he was Project Architect on 4 Pancras Square, an 11-storey, 300,000 sq ft office building with a weathering steel exo-skeleton in the heart of Argent’s development at King’s Cross. The project completed in 2017 and is now the home of Universal Music. It has won numerous plaudits including a RIBA national award. It was also the first commercial project in the UK to achieve BREEAM Outstanding in 2014.
Prior to joining Eric Parry Architects Mike worked in London, Dublin and Bucharest on a variety of projects including residential, office, schools and university work. Notable projects include the masterplanning of The Architecture Association whilst at Wright & Wright Architects and a RIBA award-winning office building, 45-55 Gee Street, whilst at Munkenbeck and Partners. He was given his first commission at the age of 21. It was for the design of a 300 sq m private residence in Ireland, which he oversaw concurrently with his studies and to completion in 2006.
Mike is very interested in making and in his downtime has designed and built a number of cabinets, tables, seating, sofas, lighting and concrete worktops.