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The practice was first established by John Tate in 1992 having spent 10 years working in a large Belfast based multi-disciplinary practice, were he worked alongside Chris Stevenson who was to join the practice in 1994. Both John and Chris brought their extensive experience of major projects to the new practice, to ensure clients received a professional and attentive service which delivered high quality design within the constraints of programme and budget.

To cope with the increasing workload, the practice expanded into purpose built offices at Newtownbreda in 2002, and in 2005 the practice became a limited company. 2006 saw the establishment of the Omagh office under the management of Colin McCaffrey who joined the practice in 1997 and was made a director in 2005.

The Practice has now relocated to Moira, Co.Down and continues to develop and grow through recommendations from previous clients, the directors recognise the need to widen this client base and portfolio of work and are actively pursuing a marketing strategy that will ensure the practice develops on a broader spectrum that includes commercial, industrial, educational, private housing developments along with social housing.


Architect -Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson


A chartered architect with over 30 years’ experience and one of the founding members of Tate Stevenson Architects, Chris has been the director in charge of many Large and complex projects within the leisure, commercial and community sectors.

Architect - Colin McCaffry
Colin McCaffrey


Colin has been a chartered architect since 1997 and in 2005 became a director at Tate Stevenson Architects.


Colin has a wide range of experience in most architectural sectors from higher level education projects carried out for Queens University Belfast to various high profile industrial, commercial, community and residential projects throughout Ireland and the UK.

In 2010 Colin became the practice RIBA conservation registered architect and has since complete project at several listed buildings including a 15 unit family refuge in a former stone built coach house in L/Derry and a 19C meeting house in Hillsborough.

Architect - Wes Farren
Ashley Burns

Senior Technician

Educated in South Africa as a Technical Architect and then relocating to the UK to start a 29 year career developing and fine tuning architectural, technical, interdisciplinary, construction management and interface leadership skills.


Ashley has a wide range of experience from single residential dwellings to multi-million commercial schemes and regeneration master planning.

Our Services


Contract Management

Drawing Table

Statutory approvals



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