About Us

What we do


Having worked for many years for larger practices I am concentrating on my own practice Mac Donnell Ltd which is based in Bath.

I like to work in close collaboration with clients and specialist consultants in order to get the best outcomes with the right balance of cost, time, quality and

I work with:

  • Planning Consultants
  • Heritage Consultants
  • Structural and Civil Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Urban Designers
  • M&E Engineers
  • Energy Consultants
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Measurement Surveyors
  • Estate Agents

My clients are mostly individuals or small to medium sized property companies that are seeking high quality design.

I have experience in Restoration, Refurbishment, Remodelling, Conversion and New Build.

I have worked in the Residential Sector, Industrial Sector, Retail Sector, Office Sector and Educational Sector.

Everybody that works with Mac Donnell believes that good and efficient design leads to enhanced wellbeing for all that experience the architectural space.

We are Architects who design new builds, conversions and extensions. We seek planning permission, listed building consent and are able to project manage the build.

As Architects

  • We listen to clients to find out what are their aspirations and requirements
  • We assess what is possible and feasible given the location of the site, its environment and the clients’ budget
  • We agree a Brief with clients
  • We design to the Brief
  • We get required consents to get authority to build the design
  • We work to the most up to date regulations with regards construction standards and safety
  • We deliver the finished design

We aim for a sense of wellbeing and comfort for those who experience our buildings and a sense of delight. We aim to deliver a project on time and within budget.

Professional bodies and accreditation

ARB registered:

ARB was established in 1997 to regulate the architect’s profession in the UK.
We abide by the ARB code of conduct.
For further information go to www.arb.org.uk.

RICS member:

Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and abide by the RICS code of conduct. For further information go to www.rics.org

RIBA Member

Our Architects are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Architects.


We carry Professional Indemnity Insurance