Ciarán Mackel

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Ciarán Mackel, BSc, Dip. Arch, Dip. Project Management, MSc Design, RIBA MRIAI, is a Belfast-born architect and urban designer and Practice Principal in ARD Ciaran Mackel Architects.[1]

He is a member of the Architectural Association of Ireland and has been involved in architectural education at the Queen's University of Belfast.


He was educated at St Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Belfast and at Queen's University of Belfast (QUB).

Professional activities[edit]

From 2002-2004 he served as President of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RIBA Northern Ireland) and in 2005 he served as Ulster representative to the RIAI.

In addition he is architectural correspondent for the Irish Republican Daily Ireland newspaper, which forms part of the Andersonstown News Group of newspapers.

Built works and accolades[edit]

Important works include the Bunscoil an Sleibh Dúbh and the Kinnaird Street office building, both in Belfast.

In 2012 a house extension, designed by Mackel, at Osborne Park, Belfast, won an RIBA Award.[2]


  1. ^ "Ciarán Mackel". Belfast City of Quarters Conference. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  2. ^ McVey, Stephen (2 July 2012). "Architect’s winning designs on success". South Belfast News. 

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Preceded by
Barrie Todd
RSUA President
Succeeded by
Mervyn Black