Niall McLaughlin established the practise in 1991. Since that time they have grown to employ 24 people including two associates who have joined Niall in developing the practice. Niall McLaughlin Architects does not specialise in particular building types. It considers its specialism to be high quality architecture and enjoys having a broad range of projects in the office; from town master plans, to schools, health centres, community buildings, group housing, private residential houses, exhibitions, furniture and bandstands.
In 1998 Niall McLaughlin was selected as the UK Young Architect of the Year. Following this the practice’s achievements have been recognised nationally and internationally with numerous awards for its buildings, exhibitions, and publications. In 2001 Niall McLaughlin was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland for achievements in architecture.