At McCauley Daye O’Connell we begin by understanding our clients brief, their mission and aspirations with a thorough understanding
of the challenge and context. We combine this understanding with the knowledge of all the design team to exceed the goals established together.

We are helping our clients with their projects across several sectors which include Corporate and Commercial, Hospitality, Science and Technology, Residential and Master planning, Interior design, Conservation and re-use. We also provide consultancy services to semi- state, financial and property institutions.



We provide a comprehensive Architectural service in the realisation of building projects from inception to completion. We also advise our clients on the realisation of their projects and provide project monitoring and reporting services. we have acted as Executive Architect on many project working with complex design teams and architects to deliver our clients vision. 

Project Management

We have a proven track record in a collaborative approach to design and construction, managing large teams of design consultants and other architects on complex schemes using our project and design management skills to ensure that the completed buildings are commercially viable, architecturally sound and delivered on time and budget for our Clients. This involves using a range of project managing tools to create a programme to monitor and deliver the Clients objectives, setting out roles, responsibilities,,appointments, methods of communication, reporting, costing, risk identification, tendering, to coordinating third party and tenant requirements.

Health & Safety

We have acted as Project Supervisor Design Stage and Project Supervisor Construction Stage on many projects and are staff have qualified under the RIAI Safety in Design Accreditation. We offer assessment and evaluation of contractor performance on H&S on sites and can offer advice guidance on all aspects of health & safety legislation.

Dispute Resolution

Our team has in house arbitration and contract law qualifications. We can also advise on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution and expert witness services relating to litigation and arbitration.


A high quality successful interior design can create environments that meet strategic business objectives and support people while they work, learn, live and play. Understanding an organisation's primary objectives and its assets of people, place and process is key. We aim to respond to the unique requirements of each client with unique design solutions and brand integration. We carry our design philosophy through all aspects of interior design from concept to delivery on site, across a range of sectors including commercial, hotel, retail and residential.

We offer inception to completion services on all interiors and work place fit-out projects of any size. We provide building search assistance; due diligence studies; develop occupancy scenarios; consolidations and reorganizations; and optimization strategies; floor plate testing and re-stacking; space planning; interior design/delivery and relocation guidance and transition delivery.

Statutory Applications

Planning Application - We have extensive experience preparing designs for planning and guide our clients from inception through the entire process to lodgement including the appeals process and public forums.

Fire safety certificates (FSCA) - Fire safety design provides a methodology for the design of buildings to protect people, property and the environment from fire which includes risk assessment, egress analysis, ventilation assessments, structural fire protection and compartment requirements. We have extensive experience in preparing comprehensive submissions to the local authority for fire safety certificates.

Disability access certificates (DAC) - As of 1st January 2010 Part M of the Building Regulations now requires a disability access certificate for new building works in Ireland. The disability act 2005 retrospectively applies to public and private sector buildings. It is a buildings owner’s legal obligation to ensure compliance with Part M through a DAC. Our team is qualified to deliver this service and meet the requirements of the legislation to create safe access and egress at minimal disruption and cost.


We are committed to the creation of high quality, efficient and sustainable homes. We believe in place making, creating people friendly neighbourhoods in which people can live and work and raise families. These places are and should be attractive, safe and enjoyable, with a strong sense of identity and place, distinctiveness and character which respects their context and environment. The scale of our residential projects varies from small to large, from one-off houses to high density housing and mixed residential quarters, to nursing homes.

Due Diligence

At the acquisition or lease of an existing or new building the thorough assessment of its condition, construction, commissioning and statutory consents, opinions on compliance, certification and safety file, leasing and registry maps are required. We have considerable experience in assisting our clients with these assessments.


Great places help to make great communities. Master plans shape the physical settings for life. We have considerable expertise in sustainable master planning and urban design at all scales, both in urban and greenfield sites which include business districts, residential and mixed communities, retail centers and science/technology campuses.

The creation and development of effective successful, sustainable, low carbon communities and environments requires an in depth understanding of the wider place and context; landscape and habitat; local infrastructure; cultural, social and community setting; the financial goals and economic context and the current strategic national; regional and local government policy frameworks.