Colm McGurk

Colm McGurk ARB RIBA

Director / Architect


BSc (Hons) – Bachelor of Science with Honours in Architecture
Queens University Belfast
Diploma – Advanced Architectural Studies
Queens University Belfast
PGCert – Professional Practice in Architecture
Queens University Belfast


Employment History

McGurk Architects – November 1993 – Present
Donnelly & O’Neill Architects – August 1992 – July 1993
Adms Derry – November 1991 – July 1992
Brian Keenan Architectural Models – June 1991 – November 1991
Cropwell Chamberlain Architects – 1988 – September 1989


Broagh Village, Castledawson:

NHBC Housing Award   2005

Corriewood Private Clinic, Castlewellan:

RSUA Housing Project of the Year (NI) – May 2018

RIBA Design Award – May 2018

Sinead McGurk Opticians

UK Optometrists Practice of the Year – January 2018

RICS Awards 2019 (Shortlisted) – 30th May 2019;

Raidío Fáilte – Community Benefit

Corriewood Private Clinic – Infrastructure

Station Master’s House, Maghera – Building Conservation

Recent Articles

Sinead McGurk Opticians – Perspective

Station Master’s House, Maghera – Perspective 2017

Corriewood Private Clinic – Perspective Nov/Dec 2017

Melvin Sports Complex – Perspective Sept/Oct 2018

Raidío Fáilte – Perspective 2017

Greenheyes – Living Design Magazine 2019


In a highly successful GAA playing career with his club Erin’s Own Lavey, Colm won an All-Ireland Senior Club Football medal in 1991 (as one of 7 brothers). He won an All-Ireland Senior medal alongside his brother John in 1993 with the Derry Senior Team, and a Sigerson Cup medal with QUB in 1990.


In Hurling, Colm won an Ulster U21 and an Ulster Senior medal with Derry in 2000, playing in the All-Ireland  series Quarter Final v Offaly that same year. He has two Combined University Hurling Awards in 1987 and 1988 and played for QUB in the Fitzgibbon Cup Final of 1986 losing narrowly to University College Cork.


He managed the Derry Senior County Hurlers and U21 teams in 2017 and 2018, winning the Nicky Rackard Cup and the U21 Ulster Title in 2017.

Selected Projects

Arás Uí Chonghaile, Belfast

April 2019

Raidío Fáilte, Belfast

July 2018

St. Patrick’s Church, Castledawson

May 2001

St. John’s Parish Centre, Magherafelt


Loughshore Park, Jordanstown


An Abhainn Bheag Stadium, Dungiven

May 2012

Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane

May 2014

Moyola Park FC, Castledawson


Erin’s Own, Lavey / Termoneeny Community Association

June 2010

Newforge Country Club, Belfast

Commencing Spring 2019

Sinead McGurk Opticians

May 2016

Seeconnell Care Village

September 2013 & November 2017

Milesian Manor Care Home

(Phase 1 -2017)

Corriewood Private Clinic


Station Master’s House, Maghera


Bunhill II Energy Centre, Islington

July 2019

Broagh Village, Castledawson

September 2005

My Blue Residences, Kizilburun, Gundogan, Turkey


Mountainview, Castlewellan

May 2019

Bracken Bawn, Magherafelt

December 2019

Green Acres, Magherafelt


Green Acres, Magherafelt