The Practice was founded in 1950 by Patrick Campbell and until 1977 Patrick practiced as a sole practitioner, when a Partnership was founded with Brian Conroy and Arthur Hickey. The present practice operates as a Company with Arthur Hickey as Managing Director.
Over the 60 plus years CCH generally operated within Ireland and the UK and successfully completed many projects in the healthcare, hospitality, commercial, educational and residential sectors, as well as many masterplanning and interior design projects for both public and private Clients.
DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND SPACES
CCH processes a strong design philosophy producing creative and aesthetically pleasing yet practical design solution, on time and on budget.
CCH Architects are dedicated to design excellence. Each client, each project and each site is unique, so we shape our designs to their specific set of circumstances and context.
Masterplanning sets the context for buildings and spaces and can allow proper planning and development of a site or area.
CCH developed the masterplan for various different types of projects, such as:
Satellite town on the outskirts of Dublin for 1300 homes plus commercial, retail and industrial.
Residential, hospitality in and around a golf course in Doonbeg, Clare, Mount Juliet, Kilkenny and Brittas, Wicklow.
Mixed Use developments in Cavan town and the docklands in Belfast.
CCH has successfully completed interiors on many projects in the healthcare, hospitality, commercial, educational and residential sectors for both public and private Clients. Generally, the practice prefers to work from start to finish on a project but can work on existing buildings or on buildings designed by others.
We have experience in both new build, alterations and additions, refurbishment and conservation projects.
We love light, vigour and attitude in our designs. Whether traditional, modern or classic, we prefer to work closely with our Clients, who will be working or living in the spaces designed, to achieve the ultimate result.
Designing and constructing a building on time and on budget is an essential element in a successful building project.
As Architects we assume the role of leaders of the design team and work closely with other members of the team to achieve a design and information flow that ensures that the design and construction of the project runs smoothly. We set targets and goals that all members of the team have to achieve and have reviews of progress at key points.
Also we monitor the flow of information in order to ensure that another member of the team or the contractor is not being delayed.
In 1998 Arthur Hickey qualified as a Conciliator and in 2003 as an Arbitrator. He has successfully conducted many Conciliations and Arbitrations in the construction sector, bringing his considerable experience to the table.
Arthur has also acted as an Expert Witness on many occasions.
PROJECT SUPERVISOR DESIGN PROCESS
Arthur Hickey in 2013 successfully completed a course to act as a Project Supervisor Design Process.
CCH can offer this service as a separate appointment either on a project they are appointed as Architects or on a project where there is an Architect appointed.