About Us

Antoin (left) and Tarla MacGabhann, MacGabhann Architects, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Picture: Declan Doherty.

Tarla is a registered architect with over 20 years experience gained in London, Berlin and Ireland. He graduated in 1992 from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and worked for 5 years as senior architect for Daniel Libeskind on the internationally acclaimed Jewish Museum in Berlin. Since 1997 he has retained responsibility for MacGabhann Architects’ design output.

Antoin is a civil engineer and project manager with over 20 years experience including 8 years with consulting engineers and project managers in London (chartered engineer with WS Atkins) and Glasgow (senior manager with Bovis). Since 1997 he has been responsible for project management and client liaison for MacGabhann Architects.

Both Tarla and Antoin retain links with education and professional development in the design and construction sector by lecturing in colleges in Ireland, Germany and Britain.

Antoin MacGabhann snr. was designing in Ireland since 1975, and his practice began to expand in 1997 with sons Antoin and Tarla joining. Since then the practice has grown to become an award winning office with projects successfully completed for public and private sector clients.

“At our core is “client care”, and we aim to provide this through innovative and exciting design together with professional management and delivery. With every project we take time to understand our clients’ aspirations and requirements and use this as a basis for developing unique design solutions. Of equal importance to us is to deliver these solutions within the timescale agreed with our clients at the outset.

In all aspects, we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.”