Established in 2013, HOME* architecture is a dynamic architecture studio with a passion to see client dreams realised in innovative yet cost effective ways.


We have over 15 years experience working as part of a reputable architect practice designing and realising beautiful one-off homes in urban and rural contexts, residential extensions and renovations, through to multi-million pound commercial building contracts with a full consultant lead design team.

We love to design energy efficient home solutions and in addition to more traditional approaches and have experience in 'Zero Carbon' and 'no central heating' home design, utilising Passive House principles. We have designed a completely ‘off-grid’ eco-home and worked with a wide range of building methods from straw-bale construction to insulated concrete formwork (ICF), in addition to more traditional masonry and timber frame methods.

HOME* architecture is based near Templepatrick, in Parkgate, Ballyclare, County Antrim. We work in Belfast, across Northern Ireland and beyond.



Ryan Hawthorne

BSc (Hons) BArch MCIAT

Ryan studied architecture at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level at Queens University Belfast. After more than 10 years experience working for a reputable architect firm in Lisburn he then established HOME* architecture in the Templepatrick area of South Antrim to provide innovative and affordable design solutions, with a keen eye on energy efficiency, sustainable building methods and renewable technologies.

Ryan is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

At HOME* architecture we pride ourselves on having a skill base to deliver an architectural, planning or design solution whatever your needs.

Our Services include, but are not limited to:

House Design

House Extensions & Renovations

Conversions & Refurbishments

Architectural Surveys

PPS 21 Building in the Countryside

Domestic & Commercial

Listed Building Consent, Alteration and Extension

Planning Expertise and Advice

Planning Permission

Building Control Permission

Feasibility Studies

Residential Housing Development Design

Speculative Development

Sustainable Design

Renewable Technologies

'Zero Carbon', 'no central heating' home design, Passive House principles

Land Transfer Maps

Interior Design

Landscape Design

Project Management

Professional Consultants Certifcates for mortgage purposes

Do get in touch to discuss your needs and we will be glad to help.