About 2020 Architects

2020 architects have been designing buildings since 2000; however, their current success based on their sustainable modern creations only came with the recruitment of three highly regarded young designers and the now owners, Gareth Boyd, Michael Howe and Richard McKinney.

Now regarded as one of Northern Ireland’s leading sustainable Architectural Practices, 2020 are widely-respected for their striking designs which boast modern lines, whilst incorporating sustainable technology, futureproofing clients’ buildings.

Respected for their progressive designs, the Practice also writes for a leading Northern Ireland property supplement and the principal architects are ‘talking heads’ for all things architectural and renewables-focused that feature on the news agenda.

Taking their designs to a ‘grand’ level, the team at 2020 have been featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, following the design and build of partner, Michael Howe’s home.

The Grand Designs project featured the transformation of a 100 year old stone forge building, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, into a spectacular modern home that’s located on one of the North Coast’s most stunning sites, with panoramic sea views of the Portrush peninsula and Atlantic Ocean.

In 2012, 2020 Architects opened an office in a central location in a bid to welcome people into a comfortable environment to discuss new builds, retrofitting and sustainable technologies, and to make a visit to an architectural practice more inviting.

Through its presence on Ballymoney’s Main Street, 2020 has established strong links with the local community, and the company has recently advised the local council on the regeneration of both Ballymoney and Portrush town centres.

Located in the heart of Northern Ireland’s road racing county, 2020 Architects proudly sponsor local road racer, William Dunlop, and racing team, Joey’s Bar Racing.

With ‘active citizenship’ playing a huge role in the ethos of the company, the team at 2020 Architects are also actively involved in raising money for local charities. Most recently, this has included running the Belfast Marathon, raising over £1,500 for Autism NI and taking part in ‘Movember’, raising money and awareness for men’s health.

  • Gareth Boyd
    Gareth BoydDirector
  • Michael Howe
    Michael HoweDirector
  • Richie McKinney
    Richie McKinneyDirector
  • Nicola McKeague
    Nicola McKeagueAccounts
  • Dorothy Greer
    Dorothy GreerManagement
  • Gemma McLaughlin
    Gemma McLaughlinMarketing
  • Siobhan McGarry
    Siobhan McGarryDesign
  • Patrick Hoban
    Patrick HobanDesign
  • Gareth Crooks
    Gareth CrooksTechnical
  • Jason Martin
    Jason MartinTechnical
  • Paul McLean
    Paul McLeanTechnical
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