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We design functional, modern site-specific homes


John Scanlon

Managing Director & Chartered Architectural Technologist, Building Engineer and Surveyor

At the heart of JS Design is John Scanlon, a Kerry Native and Chartered Architectural Technologist, Building Engineer and Surveyor. John brings almost two decades of experience in designing and managing exceptional residential & commercial builds across both the UK and Ireland.

With vast experience in both sectors and latterly working with the likes of Ashby Design and Archer Architects in London; John has come back to Ireland with a new focus and passion. Helping families and individuals in Munster and beyond to discover the true potential of their home and ensure this is brought to life in the most innovative and affordable way.

John is a creative and strategic thinker who works in close collaboration with his clients and carefully blends technical architecture with imagination to respond successfully to their brief or vision.

Michael Harnett

Architectural Designer

Mike joined the JS Design team in March 2021. Mike has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Limerick and from a young age he had a passion for construction and design. Growing up in the countryside Mike understands the importance of the home and good home design. 

At JS Design, Mikes role involves designing one-off houses, extensions & renovations and 3D modelling renders for clients to visualise their new dream home. In addition, he is also responsible for conducting land surveys and site surveys for clients and preparing projects for planning applications and tendering process.

Mike and John work very well together as they both share the same passion for good design that enhances people’s lives. Mike understands and values the importance of the clients input throughout whole design process from start to finish.


We are also a Chartered CIAT practice, which is the qualifying body for architectural technology.  
I am a Chartered Architectural Technologist with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist (CIAT).  This qualification allows me to provide a full architectural design service and lead projects of all shapes and sizes from start to finish from new homes and hotels to shopping centres and football stadiums.
I’m a Chartered Building Engineer with the Association of Building Engineers (CABE). This qualifies me  as a professional who designs, constructs evaluates and/or maintains buildings
Also, I’m registered with the Society of Chartered surveyors of Ireland (SCSI) as an Assigned Certifier under the new building regulations BC(A)R 2014 requirements.


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