About Us

MG Architects + Valuers

MG Architects + Valuers

MG Architects and Valuers is a long established architectural and valuation practice based in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Sisters, Breege and Anita Galbraith head this reputable family firm, which was originally founded in 1990 by their late father, Michael Galbraith.

Based in Buncrana, we serve the full Donegal area including Inishowen, Letterkenny, Ballybofey, and Newtowncunningham. The company has gained a strong reputation throughout the years and works on many different project types from small domestic extensions to large commercial developments. Practical experience together with theoretical building/design studies has made us aware that a building must function in harmony with the needs of its users, and that this is fundamental in achieving a successful design solution and completed project.

Architecturally, we have a wide range of experience in design and build projects which encompass all aspects of the professional architect’s private practice – including private and social housing, commercial and industrial buildings, hospital refurbishments, school renovations, housing development schemes, hotels and leisure projects.

Valuation experience within the company includes more than 20 years of working with banks and institutions, as well as with individual clients. We feel that working within an architectural practice gives us a lead with valuation competitors as we have an extensive knowledge of the potential that individual sites and properties have.

We believe in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and consider it essential for the professional architect and valuer to remain in touch with the changing technology and standards.

It is our policy to provide quality and confidentiality in our work to all our clients and we are confident that our reputation for providing a professional service is the key to our continued success.

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Meet The Team

BREEGE GALBRAITH
ARCHITECT – MRIAI

BSc(Hons); MArch; Dip; MRIAI

Managing Director, Breege Galbraith, is an architect, registered with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). She has been part of the family practice since graduating from the Robert Gordon University School of Architecture, Aberdeen, in 2009, securing a Bachelor of Honours degree and Masters’ degree in Architecture. Whilst working full time at MG Architects and Valuers, Breege went on to complete her Professional Diploma in Architecture from University College Dublin.

Growing up within an architectural family, she developed her love for architecture from an early age. She loves traditional Irish architecture with a modern twist. Breege completed her own dwelling in 2018 and has gained a lot of national media coverage for her unique designs. Breege has a vast amount of knowledge and experience with a wide variety of projects, from small scale residential to large scale commercial, and prides herself on attention to detail. Breege lives in Buncrana with her husband and three children.

ANITA GALBRAITH
VALUATION SURVEYOR

BSc (Hons); MIPAV; REV; MMCEPI

Director, Anita Galbraith is a registered member of both IPAV and TEGoVA with more than 20 years valuation experience. She joined the family practice in 2000 after completing her BSc (Hons) degree from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

Since then, Anita has been a long-standing valuer for many Irish Banks and Lending institutions, as well as individuals and companies. In 2016 Anita joined IPAV and gained TRV Residential property European valuers status, followed by the REV Commercial property European valuers’ status the following year.

As an IPAV member and a registered TEGoVA Valuer, Anita is qualified to complete valuation reports, both residential and commercial, known as ‘The Blue Book’. ‘The Blue Book’ standard of valuation is an internationally recognised valuation standard as well as the highest quality valuation upheld by banks and many institutions throughout the European Union. It is also a legal requirement to now have this qualification (in support of lending) since March 2016, as driven by the EU Mortgage Directive.

Her professionalism and constant drive to stay abreast of the changing standards within the construction industry ensure she is fully up to speed within the construction and property valuation sector.

ROSE-MARIE PORTER
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Architectural Technologist, Rose-Marie Porter, graduated in 2010 from the University of Ulster with a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology & Management.  Rose-Marie joined the MGA team in 2015. She is a great asset to the company. She has a fabulous work ethic, excels in attention to detail with excellent organisation skills and is a great project leader.

EIMEAR MCLAUGHLIN
OFFICE & ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR

Eimear joined the MGA team in 2021 and deals with all administrative and accounting duties. She is our front of house receptionist and the friendly voice that greets you over the phone line. Eimear strives to ensure that all our customer’s requests are being dealt with and is a great asset to our team.

CONTACT MG ARCHITECTS
DONEGAL

If you would like to discuss your next project with MG Architects, please contact our team for a consultation: +353 74 93 62 300.