05-12-2018

CUBS, Lapp's Quay completed

Work has been completed on the CUBS, Lapp's Quay building for UCC, CUBS and The IMI. The opening was featured in the Irish Examiner with an excellent piece on the character and nature of the project. You can read the article here.

24-10-2018

Cobh Cathedral completed

Conservation work on Cobh Cathedral has been completed. Conservation work has begun at St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh. St Colman’s is one of the great Catholic high Victorian Gothic Revival works in Ireland. .

 

The organ was sent to a specialist in Germany for restoration and cleaning and is due back to the cathedral in October.The scope or works for the cleaning of the cathedral included monolithic stone masonry internal wall surfaces, flatwork, window reveals, and engaged columns, moulded ribbing and stone course. The complex high relief sculpture (reredos screens, statues, pinnacles, sculpture etc.) also received a light cleaning. Methods used were of low impact and followedconservation best practice supervised by JCA Architects and Conservation Consultants.

20-10-2018

Nano Nagle Place wins the Judges' Choice award at the CBA Better Building Awards

We are delighted that Nano Nagle place won the Judges' Choice at the Cork Business Associations' Better Building Awards. More information on the project can be found on our Projects Page.

 

18-10-2018

Primark Store in Toulouse opens

The Primark store in Toulouse, France, has been completed and opened last week in France. JCA acted as Project Architects responsible for interaction with developer, permit & tender preparation and site supervision all in conjunction with a local partner architect for the flagship store fit-out of this building.

 

13-10-2018

Convent Garden featured in The Irish Examiner

The JCA designed housing development at Convent Garden in Kinsale was recently featured in the Irish Examiner.

 

"The four most modern, three-story villas released this month in the titled Winter’s Lane corner niche of the seven-acre development are the best yet,"

 

 

 

20-04-2018

Conservation Work has begun at St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh

Conservation work has begun at St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh. St Colman’s is one of the great Catholic high Victorian Gothic Revival works in Ireland. The building is cruciform in plan, with an aisled seven-bay nave and two eastern chapels in each transept. The columns to the nave are of red marble with white marble and limestone bases and carved Portland stone capitals. The spandrels are covered with diaper carving of shamrock motifs and carved stone medallions. The high chancel arch is supported by clustered columns, as is the triforium.

 

The organ was been sent to a specialist in Germany for restoration and cleaning and is due back to the cathedral in October. In anticipation of its return internal cleaning to the cathedral is necessary. The scope or works for the cleaning includes oolithic stone masonry internal wall surfaces, flatwork, window reveals, and engaged columns, moulded ribbing and stone course. The complex high relief sculpture (reredos screens, statues, pinnacles, sculpture etc.) will also receive a light cleaning. Methods used are of low impact and will follow conservation best practice supervised by Jack Coughlan Architects and Conservation Consultants.

 

06-04-2018

Work nearing completion at The Firkin Crane, Cork

Work  is nearly complete at the Firkin Crane in Cork city. The project entails changes to the entrance and lobby areas of the theatre amongst other improvements.

06-03-2017

Congratulations to Mark Droog on being admitted to the RIAI

Congratulations to Mark Droog in our office on passing his professional practice, and he will now be admitted to the RIAI and will use the accreditation 'MRIAI'. Everyone at JCA is excited and proud of Mark's achievement.

18-12-2017

Nano Nagle Place officially opened

Nano Nagle Place at the South Presentation Convent was officially opened today by Mary McAleese, and featured in the Examiner. For more information on the project you can visit its project page or the website www.nanonagleplace.ie

15-12-2017

Work progressing at Primark, Toulouse, France

Work  is progressing at the the Primark store in Toulouse, France. JCAis acting as Project Architects responsible for interaction with developer, permit & tender preparation and site supervision all in conjunction with a local partner architect for the store fit-out of this building.

18-10-2017

Work progressing on site at Western Apex at South Presentation Convent, Cork

Construction is ongoing at the Western Apex site at the South Presentation Convent, Douglas Street, Cork.

 

The Western Apex Building is a third level education building which is currently under construction in Cork City. The design team consists of Jack Coughlan Architects,  Cahalan Lynch Associates (Quantity Surveyors), Horgan Lynch Consulting Engineers, Martin Buckley Associates (Mechanical and Electrical), and Bernard Seaymour Associates (Landscape Design). The project is funded by South Presentation Centre Ltd. and being constructed by P.J. Hegarty and Sons Ltd. Building Contractors.

 

Located on the western wedge of the complex, the new building is set back from the street forming a new landscape to the existing street. The main entrance is distinguished by a cut in the north western corner. Beyond the entrance foyer is a three storey atrium void topped by clearstorey glazing. At this level a canteen and two flexible lecture spaces are backed by glazing which exits to an internal shared courtyard. The courtyard is part of a new landscape  that leads through the Nano Nagle Place complex. A stair rises up the void to studio spaces on the two floors above. The open plan accommodation arranged around the atrium void aims to encourage an intergenerational experience and sharing of knowledge across the building. The atrium is also located to maximise natural daylighting and encourage the use of natural ventilation strategies.

11-10-2017

Work completed on St. Mary's Church

Work has now been completed on St. Mary's Church, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

01-10-2017

Spike Island named Europe's leading tourist attraction

JCA is delighted to have been part of the team for Spike Island which was recently named Europe's leading tourist attraction.

18-09-2017

Congratulations to Sean Coughlan on graduating and winning Student of the Year

Congratulations to Sean Coughlan in our office who received a BA in Graphic Design with Distinction and also received the Student of the Year award at his graduation from DID on Friday.

02-06-2017

Fortress Spike Island shortlisted for RIAI Irish Architecture Awards

Fortress Spike Island has been shortlisted for the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, as part of the Public Choice Awards. You can vote for Fortress Spike Island by clicking visiting the awards site. For more information on the project you can visit our Projects page.

20-05-2017

Convent Garden featured in the Irish Examiner

The ongoing development of houses and apartments at Convent Garden, Kinsale Cork for Cumnor Construction was featured in the Irish Examiner as a further group of houses were released to the market. You can read the article here

16-03-2017

Congratulations to Tony O'Sullivan on being admitted to the RIAI

Congratulations to Tony O'Sullivan in our office on passing his professional practice, and he will now be admitted to the RIAI and will use the accreditation 'MRIAI'. We are all delighted for him and  proud of the hard work he put in.

04-09-2016

Trinity Presbyterian Church works completed

JCA acted as Conservation architects for Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Summerhill in Cork City. For a detailed description on the project visit the Projects page

16-06-2016

Fortress Spike Island now open to the public

The Exhibition at Fortess Spike Island, Co. Cork is now open to the public. For a detailed description on the project visit the Projects page

07-06-2016

Michael Collins House now open to the public

Michael Collins House, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork is now open to the public. Michael Collins House, Clonakilty is a history museum looking at Irelands fight for independence from 1798 through to 1922. For a detailed description on the project visit the Projects page

01.02.2016

Welcome to the new JCA Architects Website!

Welcome to the new JCA Architects website. We're excited to let you have a look at some of our designs and projects, and also to find out a bit more about the company.

13-07-2017

Nano Nagle Place now open to the public

Nano Nagle Place is now open to the public. The heritage exhibition, gardens, tomb and graveyard are now open to the public. More information can be found at nanonagleplace.ie or by visiting our Projects page

17-07-2017

Fortress Spike Island commended by the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards

Fortress Spike Island was commended at the 2017 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, in the category of Conservation/Restoration. For more information on the project you can visit our Projects page.

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