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Robert, Summerhill

'He designed our perfect house by listening to what we needed'

“I met Micheal by chance after while having difficulty getting planning with another architect. After talking to him I realised he was extremely knowledgeable in what he does. We got him to start from scratch for us and he designed our perfect house by listening to what we needed and making some great suggestions. He then got us our planning and guided us through the build. Years on I have recommended Michael to many people all of whom were as happy with his service as I was, all in all I could not recommend him high enough. Thanks a million for all your help.”

Laura & Jonathan, Kilcloon

'They leave no stone unturned!

“Michael and his team are amazing to work with, so professional and trusting. They help you design your home bearing in mind what local planners are looking for and keeping within neighbouring developments. They leave no stone unturned! They are up front and very honest with you from the start and help you set realistic expectations and goals. Cannot recommend enough.”

Laura & Mark, Drumree

'First class experience'

“First-class experience… Michael and his team are extremely efficient, while maintaining a client-centred approach at all times. We are absolutely delighted with our plans and look forward to working with the team into the future.”

Richard, Lismullen

'their response time to my queries was most impressive'

“I would highly recommend mckenna + associates as Architects. Michael and his team are young, motivated, enthusiastic, and most importantly they spend a great deal of time in getting to know their client and understanding exactly what type of requirements their clients are looking for. Michael and his team have recently moved into excellent facilities on High Street Trim and I can only wish them the very best of success for the future. Lastly, my personal dealings with Michael and his colleague Mark were of a high professional standard whilst their response time to my queries was most impressive. As a client, you will be extremely satisfied should you avail of the services of mckenna + associates.”

Philip, Finglas

'We successfully achieved full planning at the first attempt '

“I engaged the services of mckenna + associates upon a recommendation received from an industry colleague. Michael, Stephen and Team were superb and guided us through what was a very complex and technical application process. Our project was the complete transformation of a derelict commercial premises to a high standard fitout Cafe & Restaurant, with an additional side project of a new Ice Cream Parlour in the adjoining unit with shared facilities required, we achieved all on time and within budget. Stephen our project manager was very knowledgeable and advised us on the best approach to navigate the planning process. We successfully achieved full planning at the first attempt and were able to commence our build promptly as mckenna’s had fully designed our complex interior layout with us in advance. Difficult issues like Ventilation compliance and obtaining our Fire Certificate were made painless and achieved seamlessly. I would have no hesitation to recommend Michael and his team to any commercial operators seeking a full service from beginning to end. Thank you, Philip.”

Mary, Summerhill

'Michael's advice was realistic and sound'

“Michael McKenna and his team guided us through the process of selling a site that would satisfy Meath County Council planning requirements .From the outset Michael’s advice was realistic and sound . As a consequence of that the purchasers were successful in achieving planning permission. and we also were successful in the sale of the site .We would recommend Michael and his team to any body exploring the sale of a site or applying for planning permission. In our experience of selling two sites planning was achieved first time with Michael McKenna which minimised cost and time invested and we are very grateful and satisfied customers.”

Jenna & Jerome, Kilbride

'They delivered a home'

“We used mckenna + associates when designing our home & found them to offer both a professional yet personal service. They listened to our thoughts and ideas as we explained to them what we wanted in a house and the end result they delivered was a home. A first class friendly service that we would highly recommend to anyone”

Tom & Niamh, Dunboyne

'Their advice and support was invaluable'

“We cannot thank or recommend McKenna & associates enough for designing our dream home. From our first meeting with Michael and his team we knew were in safe hands. Their advice and support was invaluable because our site wasnt typical but they worked around any issues involved. It was a pleasure working with Michael, John and Ciara in particular.
Many thanks and continued success to all.”

Catherine & Andrew, Athboy

'Great to work with'

“Highly recommend them. Michael was great to work with gave us lots of great advice when building our house. We are delighted with the finished result.”


Ciara, Ballivor

'without a doubt, top class'

“We cannot recommend mckenna + associates enough for the professional service we received. It was without a doubt top class. Each member of the team we dealt with are extremely professional and talented at what they do. From that first phone call, pre planning meetings, sitting down to discuss what we wanted and throughout our planning application we received the best customer support, guidance and knowledge. Thank you so much to each and every one of you & we wish you continued success.”

Joanne, Trim

'Would use them again!'

“Niall & Michael are lovely to work with… they work well with your ideas of what you want, rather than doing what they feel would suit you… would use them again!”

Brian and Tracy, Kilmessan

'no stone left unturned in the planning process'

“Could not recommend Michael and the team enough..from day one everything was very professional and no stone left unturned in the planning process..Michael and Niall were able to put are minds at ease with there thorough easy going approach ..any questions we had the lads were always at the other end of the phone and always answered…anyone looking for architects will not find better people.”

Sibèal & Mark, Summerhill

'great asset to us in planning our dream home'

“We cannot recommend mckenna + associates highly enough for the exceptional service we received from start to finish. Michael and his team were a great asset to us in planning our dream home. From start to finish they were professional , friendly , extremely informative and helpful. No question we asked or had went unanswered! The attention to detail and response times from the start of designing our home to getting our planning permission on the first application was outstanding! Michael listened to everything we wanted in our first home and delivered it on the first set of drawings. The whole team has been a pleasure to deal with and we wouldn’t pick anyone else if we were to do it again.”

John and Marie, Longwood

'We have the house of our dreams'

“From start to finish it was a pleasure to deal with mckenna + associates. Extremely professional, listened to all of our requirements & told us every step of the way what to expect. We have the house of our dreams with very little stress, planning permission first time, we couldn’t recommend mckenna + associates highly enough! ”

Michelle and Cathal, Agher

'professional, courteous, responsive'

“We are currently at the very early stages of our 1st project working with mckenna + associates. Michael and his staff have been so professional, courteous, responsive and has made our journey of our 1st build so far, a walk in the park.
One thing that stood out for us was how much Michael took on board when listening to our initial plans & ideas. He designed our home to exactly as we had intended it to be.
Through our experience together so far, we would highly recommend mckenna + associates to design your new home.”

Paul & Sarah, Athboy

'got our planning permission first time'

“We first met Michael after Christmas and gave him a very awkward site. He went through all the options of what we could do and what we couldn’t. His advise was correct and we got our planning permission first time with no hassle. We were delighted with the plans. They met our specifications to a tee. We couldn’t recommend them enough.”

Conor & Anne-Marie, Agher

'answered all our questions in a friendly and professional manner'

“We would recommend Michael and his team to anyone planning to build a house. Michael was extremely generous with his time and answered all our questions in a friendly and professional manner. We are looking forward to starting to build our home and working with him and his team in the future. ”

Des, Irish Packaging Recycling

'the quality of the work is excellent'

“We have used mckenna + associates on a number of projects. We have found them extremely  professional to deal with, the quality of the work is excellent and more importantly in a fast moving world they were able to provide a very quick response and turnaround time.”

Brian, Rathmoylan

'did a great job for me'

“Top guy and top lads around him. Did great job for me. Keep up the hard work lads and thanks a million.”

Eoin and Ciara, Trim

'so helpful and professional'

“I really couldn’t fault any of the team at mckenna + associates. They have been so helpful and professional throughout the whole planning process and we look forward to the exciting build ahead.”

Claire and Mervyn, Kells

'The team are very engaging and helpful'

“The team are very engaging and helpful. We were delighted with the design they created for us and they have been incredibly supportive in helping us get planning permission. We’re excited to venture onto the next step with the them. We will be recommending them to friends and family”

Alan & Tanya, Clonfane

'They took my brief and nailed it'

“I work within the construction industry and have worked with many architects hence I was very particular on choosing an architect for my own house. After meeting about four architects I finally settled on mckenna + associates. I found Michael and John very practical and easy to deal with. They took my brief and nailed it. I was thrilled with the design and John made an excellent presentation. I proceeded to planning and was recently granted planning permission thanks to their guidance and support. The process was seamless and I would highly recommend mckenna + associates to anyone. I am looking forward to the construction stage of my house and I am sure I am in safe hands with mckenna + associates.”

Eileen and Michael, Agher

'Can't recommend them enough!'

“mckenna + associates came highly recommended from a friend and we started working we them in Sept 16 on our new build. Michael and the team have taken us through the design stage and planning and we are delighted that they have stayed on to overview our build. Can’t recommend them enough!.”

Brian and Tracey, Longwood

'Highly recommended and great value'

“Excellent service and close attention paid to customer requirements. Highly recommended and great value based on the quality of their output.”

Kenneth and Jean, Trim

'went above and beyond the call of duty'

“Excellent service. Heard our ideas and did exactly what we wanted. They went above and beyond the call of duty. Would recommend them to anyone.”

Maeve, Dunsany

'dream to deal with'

“Professional, friendly and extremely helpful from the outset. The team have been a dream to deal with. We would highly recommend mckenna + associates..”

Ben and Nicola, Kells

'knows what councils need and respects clients wishes'

“When we set out building our house we hired Michael to design our house. A key factor in choosing Michael and his team was his vision to incorporate the landscape to the house by designing a contemporary, modern and spacious dwelling. Very punctual with all deliveries, knows what councils need and respects clients wishes. We gave him our wish list at the beginning and he ticked every box we created! Genuinely couldn’t fault Michael and team as they were so professional in every aspect. The design of the house is very unique and modern and works perfectly for the family.”

Emma and David, Drumlargen

'Planning was granted first time with no issues'

“We cannot recommend the team at mckenna + associates enough! From start to finish both Michael and Niall have been a fantastic support. Always there to answer any question , so helpful , friendly and extremely professional. Michael and Niall worked on 2 projects for us and both times we got our planning permission with no hassle . We will continue to recommend mckenna & associates in the future as the best in business, thank you again to Michael and Niall for all the hard work you both put into our project we are extremely grateful!.”

Lorraine, Rathmoylan

'we got our planning permission with no hassle'

“Cannot rate Michael and his team highly enough I got in touch with Michael after getting a recommendation from a friend to design an extension onto an existing house that was built in the 70’s which was tricky to merge the old with the new!
From our first meeting he took on board my ideas,requirements and some demands!! And along with Niall came up with drawings that had everything I asked for and more with only one minor change needed!!!!
Planning was granted first time with no issues and I can’t wait to get it built and see their design come to life!
Michael and the team are so nice to deal with and so professional I have recommended them onto friends and family who have also successfully secured planning…
Definitely consider them whether your build is an extension to existing house or a new build guaranteed you will be happy.
Thanks again Michael and team will look forward to showing you the end result, Lorraine

Clodagh and Finn, Longwood

'The team are very aware of council requirements'

“We cannot recommend the team at mckenna + associates highly enough! Our journey for planning permission was always going to be a difficult one right from the very start but Michael and his team were not afraid of the challenge! The team are very aware of council requirements and worked closely with us to ensure we stayed on the right track to comply with requirements. They listen to our brief at the start and we now have planning permission that we always wanted. They are always there to answer any questions, so helpful and extremely professional. We will continue to recommend mckenna + associates in the future. We would like to thanks Michael and John for all the hard work you both put into our project we are extremely grateful!.”

Gary & Kirsty, Trim

'extremely knowledgeable when it comes to planning'

“We recently did an extensive extension to our house in Trim. Michael, Niall and the rest of the team were superb to work with. Professional, courteous, and very efficient. We came with a very clear idea of what we wanted, and Michael guided us through the planning permission process, and pointed out where there may be issues, and where we would need to re think things, which helped to get the planning through. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to planning. Michael gave us valuable input into certain design features in our plans that we had not thought of, which in the end made a big difference to the look and feel of the finished space. We would highly recommend mckenna + associates whether it’s for planning advice, or the full the service they offer as architects.”

Aoife and Alan , Drumree

'Very happy with our house design'

“Michael & team have been a pleasure to deal with so far on our building journey. Great knowledge on planning permission and design ideas, taking into account the landscape and our wish list. Very happy with our house design and looking forward to seeing it all come together on site”

Ailish and Craig, Navan

'The team are very aware of council requirements'

“Michael, Mark and the whole team were a pleasure to work with through all the stages of getting our planning permission granted. They did a fantastic job designing our home plans especially as we went in with really no clue of what we wanted! Could not recommend enough. Thank you Michael, Mark, Ciara and all the team. .”


Caroline, Trim

'Very professional and extremely helpful'

“I would highly recommend mckenna + associates. Michael and Niall did a fantastic job on the design of my house, it went way beyond my expectations. Very professional and extremely helpful all round. They were great help with the planning.”


David, Kilmessan

'great can do attitude'

“I would highly recommend mckenna + associates. Michael and Ciara were great to deal with from start to finish. Our project involved an old protected structure which we feared would be difficult to achieve the permissions we wanted however the whole McKenna team have a great can do attitude along with a great deal of knowledge on all subjects. I worked with Gary on the design and layout of our building and found him very professional and helpful. No request was to much trouble and everything worked out brilliantly in the end. Having had mixed experience’s with other architects in the past i can confidently say mckenna + associates are the best by far!.”


Karen & Ronan, Navan

'dream team to work with!'

“I would highly recommend mckenna + associates. Michael is a pleasure to work with and helped us design our dream house even though the site we have is a tough one to work with, any questions we had were answered straight away. We gained our planning recently and are looking forward to the rest of the process with Michael and the team. Ciara was so helpful throughout the process and was able to answer any questions we had. They really are the dream team to work with!.”

Joanne & Ronan, Trim

'He designed the perfect house for us!'

“I could not recommend Michael enough! He designed the perfect house for us. From the very first phone call we knew we couldn’t have got anyone better. Very knowledgeable at what he does, great advice for us as we’re just starting out. No delay on anything planning process was very smooth with out any bumps along the way. Thank you Michael and Niall for all your hard work.”

Andrew and Darlene, Trim

'absolutely nailed the design'

“We approached mckenna + associates in 2015 to plan our new home build. From that first meeting we were delighted with Michael’s approach. Our initial ideas were taken on board and incorporated into the brief, from which Michael produced a fantastic set of plans. The attention to detail and inclusion of so many ideas and structure absolutely nailed the design. Michael’s guidance and knowledge of the planning process resulted in a grant of planning with the minimum of fuss. Michael and his team oversaw the build and completed all the assigned certifier duties. In conjunction with the structural engineer and our building contractor all aspects of certification were taken care of. The experience we have had with Michael, Ciara and the entire team at mckenna + associates has been great and we can recommend them without hesitation.”

Claire and Gary, Kilbride

'helped us create our dream home!'

“mckenna + associates have been there for us every step of the way from advice on site selection, to obtaining planning permission first time and currently overseeing our build. With Michael’s vast knowledge and incredible vision he has helped us create our dream home. Michael, Ciara and all the team are always approachable, professional , friendly and very easy to deal with. I cannot recommend mckenna + associates enough!.”

Paula & Gavin, Kilmessan

'we know we'll be in safe hands'

“My husband and I knew of Michael McKenna from living in the area. A close family member used mckenna + associates when they were planning their house and we loved what we saw. We had a site that had the potential to be challenging when it came to getting planning permission and felt that Michael’s extensive experience of dealing with planning applications in Meath would be of great benefit. We met with Michael, following a consultation, who then spent considerable time talking us through the entire planning process. We maintained continual contact via e-mail and face to face meetings with Michael and his team throughout the process. They were very patient with our many queries. We had a site visit, surveys and first draft plans within a few weeks. And thanks to their expert help we got our planning application approved very quickly. We are retaining their services for the duration of the construction phase and we know we’ll be in safe hands. We couldn’t recommend mckenna + associates more.”

Allison & Alan, Louth

'very talented team'

“mckenna + associates have been an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Our Architect John incorporated all our ideas into a beautifully designed home and gave us invaluable advise along the way. No request was ever too much trouble. We could not have been happier with the service provided by Micheal and his very talented team”

Sarah Jane and James, Dublin

'always a personal touch'

“We recently worked with mckenna + associates to apply for planning for our new home. Michael and his team deliver a extremely professional service with an abundance of advice and experience between them. Although delivering such a professional service there was always a personal touch which meant right from the start there was a trust and understanding between each other. Every phone call or query we made was met with a welcoming acknowledgement and willingness to come up with a solution. We really look forward to working with Michael and his team for the next part of our journey! We would and “have” highly recommend mckenna + associates”

Cliona, Meath

'personal advice was always given'

“ just wanted to pop online today to say a massive thank you to Michael, Ciara and particularly Dennis for helping me through my planning journey. When I started my journey, I was a complete novice, unaware of building regulations, price of builds and beneficial house layout strategies etc. However, once I got in contact with mckenna + associates, all my fears and worries were laid to rest. All my answers were answered promptly and personal advice was always given throughout the process. I wasn’t just a number, I was treated like an old friend. When designing my house, Dennis considered all of my needs and aided me to design the house that suited me as a person. No request was too big or small. On Feb 2nd 2021, I received my conditional grant of planning on the first occasion and I wholeheartedly cannot wait to further work with mckenna + associates in the future. I cannot recommend them enough! Many thanks ☺️.”

Eoghan, Meath

'very easy to work with'

“ Highly recommend McKenna and Associates. The team were very easy to work with and really listened to what we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with the house designs. We got our planning permission first time round. Very professional and experienced.”

Fiona and Conor, Meath

'very easy to work with'

“ Michael, Regina and all the team at mckenna + associates were a pleasure to work with. They were highly professional in every stage of the process. The plan they created for us was tastefully designed as well as being extremely practical. It was tailored to our site and the sunpath around it as well as fitting in with our tastes. Michael really took on board what we wanted and combined this with creative flair and a knowledge of what would and wouldn’t be acceptable to the planning authority to create a design that myself and Conor are both thrilled with. We were extremely happy with the service provided to us and would be delighted to recommend Michael and the team to anyone.”

George, Kilcloon

'you are in very capable hands'

“ I Highly recommend McKenna and Associates. Michael, Ciara and Gary were fantastic throughout our planning journey. Michael and team listened to our design brief and really understood how to bring it to life with an internal flow that expertly suits our young family at present and also as we grow with our family home in the future.
Everything they do is very professional and all their suggestions are both practical and tasteful, you know you are in very capable hands throughout. We couldn’t be happier with the house design and their professional service is 1st class throughout.Thanks again Ciara, Michael and Gary.”

Ruth and David, Navan

'simply in a league of their own'

“Michael, Ciara, Andrew and Team were fantastic to deal with over the last number of months. We had worked with other architects prior to this but they were simply in a league of their own and surpassed all our expectations! They are efficient, responsive and timely. Nothing was ever a problem and they were open to adapting the plans to our needs and wishes. They also had great advice, ideas and suggestions to help elevate our plans. We got planning permission no problem with their help and are looking forward to continue partnering with them throughout our build.”