About Us

Terence McCaw is a leading chartered architect, expert witness, planning consultant, and conservation registrant with over 40 years experience in the fields of planning, regeneration, urban design, housing, conservation, health and commercial development. He was appointed in 2000 as a Planning Appeals Commissioner and dealt with over 300 appeals and presided over the Belfast Metropolitan Plan Inquiry.


He has his own private practice, established in 1984.He is a past member of Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects and currently sits in the councils of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects and the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland.

He has given court evidence on building contract law, professional terms of appointment, professional indemnity, public liability insurance cases, contractual/construction performance, lands tribunal, planning matters and the licensing courts

A strong believer in the broad philosophy of place making and the quality of architectural design Terence has a particular interest in helping communities to address change and uncertainty in the dynamic technological changing world. He advises the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through the Ministerial Advice Group on the Built Environment.