Belfast Architects


Jim Morrison Architects was established in 1996 by Jim Morrison and the practice initially worked on a wide variety of commercial, hospitality and residential projects, but gradually began to develop a specialisation in the residential sector. Jim now operates as a sole principal of the practice and specialises entirely in bespoke house extensions and renovations.

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
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"Great service from Jim who visited to assess our needs and lifestyle before creating a plan that exceeded our expectations and made the best of our space and budget. Jim was attentive and detailed in his approach helping us understand the design process , planning application, building control and builders tendering. Our extension came in on time and on budget but more importantly Jim found some great design touches and features that made the building into a home.

I would highly recommend getting Jim to take a look at any project - as with all top pro’s you might need to join the queue but I guess that comes with the territory when you’re looking for quality work."

Before setting up in practice, Jim Morrison was a senior architect with Building Design Partnership (BDP) where he was project architect on such schemes as the Laganside Buscentre, The Cecil Ward Building on Linenhall St, Belfast and Foyle House Tax office in Derry. He was also involved in the Castle Court Shopping Development in Belfast.

Prior to that, Jim worked in the Architectural office of Spilsted Heatley Associates, in San Francisco, California, having graduated from Liverpool University School of Architecture in 1984.

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"We knew what additional space we wanted but had no idea of how to get there. Although we wanted a new and modern extension, we wanted it to compliment and make the most of the existing house and property – bringing old and new together in a seamless fashion. Jim not only designed the perfect space that has become the hub of our home, drawing people and the outdoors in, but also showed respect to the old house turning it from a compact 4-bedroom home into a beautiful 5-bedroom home. As we have never undertaken anything on this scale, Jim kept us right the whole way through the build, always taking the time to listen to any concerns, talking us through everything, and keeping a watchful and professional eye on the process. Thanks to Jim we not only ended up with a fantastic, spacious and bright ‘new forever home’ built to an outstanding specification but actually enjoyed the adventure!"

Bespoke House Renovation | Kitchen Extension | Belfast Architect | Jim Morrison Architects | Northern Ireland
Bespoke House Renovation | Kitchen Extension | Belfast Architect | Jim Morrison Architects | Northern Ireland
Bespoke House Renovation | Kitchen Extension | Belfast Architect | Jim Morrison Architects | Northern Ireland

Why Choose Us?

In the post COVID era, more and more people are considering extending or renovating their home, and are also looking for environmentally conscious design.
Believing in the dictum that "the greenest building is the one already built" Jim Morrison Architects Belfast specialise in bespoke house extensions and renovations. We strive to produce sustainable designs, adding value through imaginative and positive design solutions.

We work closely with you to help you crystalize your basic ideas and to guide you through the design and construction process and every solution will be a specific and appropriate response to your individual requirements.

We work with builders to ensure that quality levels of craftsmanship are maintained whilst endeavoring to make sure that your project is completed on time and within the tender cost.

We can take care of your project from planning through to completion on-site, carefully tailoring each project to your individual needs, to improve your home for not only maximum effect, but added value, and with minimal outlay.

As a small practice, we are committed to our clients' requirements. We are not restricted to office working hours and are flexible enough to be able to accommodate alternative schedules.

What people say about us?

Bespoke House Renovation | Kitchen Extension | Belfast Architect | Jim Morrison Architects | Northern Ireland


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"We had always hoped to build our dream house but thought it unrealistic to get what we wanted.......until we met Jim.

We got a personal, professional and prompt service which met our every need and more. Clearly Jim has extensive experience in design which gave us a modern and fantastic house. All our expectations were met and exceeded. Jim gave us a house that we never want to leave......a bright modern family home with exceptional levels of detail. We had met with a number of others however, none provided us with the levels of confidence In the quality of work that Jim provided.

Without any reservation or doubt, I recommend Jim Morrison Architects to make your vision of a dream house, a reality."

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Sinead O.

"Jim came recommended to us by several family members who had used him and have to say could not have asked for a more professional, detailed and efficient architect. We wanted our 5-bed semi in Malone extended and modernised and just got the house valued and it exceeded our expectations. Hard to find a sound architect who knows just what you want - but Jim certainly delivered on this!"

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David M.

"Excellent, professional and understanding of individual needs. Using Jim was the single best investment in developing our property."

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Ursula K.

"Jim has a great sense of bringing light inside. He creates family living space with ambience, style and functionality. He was sensitive to our personal requirements and offered constructive suggestions to maximise the potential of our extension. The outcome is superb!"

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Nadine O.

"Knew exactly what we wanted and needed to give us the best use of space for family living. Highly recommended."

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"I would definitely recommend Jim, we loved our extension and 9 years later people still say 'wow' when they walk into the kitchen area. Nice to see photos of it here on Houzz. Jim produced lovely sketches of the proposed extension and his ideas without a doubt challenged my own ideas. Great architect."

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Kate F.

"We contacted Jim initially for ideas only for our house which had been bothering us for some time due to a poor layout, dark, pokey rooms, lack of storage and poor access to our back garden. We were delighted with some of the ideas he came up with, some of them incredibly simple, and we hired him to design what turned out to be a modest extension, with other renovations and alterations, all of which have totally transformed our house. Jim took care of the statutory approvals and organised a first-class builder, and the works were finished exactly within our agreed budget. We are absolutely delighted with the finished result and would have no hesitation in recommending Jim to anyone thinking of home improvements."

Work with us & create your dream home

If you want to add value to your home or if you just have an idea you would like to discuss, please call or email Jim Morrison with your enquiry.