The Cunningham Design & Planning Team

Our expert team are on hand to manage all aspects of your project, from initial enquiry to final certification. You can expect a thoroughly professional service from start to finish in keeping with the Cunningham Design & Planning ethos of 'Working With You From The Ground Up'. Meet the team below....

Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham - BEng, MSc, CEng, MIEI.

Managing Director

Mark graduated from Queens University Belfast in June 1999 with a first class degree in Civil Engineering before then going onto graduate from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 with a Master’s Degree with distinction in Civil/Structural & Geotechnical Engineering.

Upon graduating from Trinity College Mark set up his own practice known today as Cunningham Design & Planning which is a private limited company. Mark enjoys expanding his knowledge in his chosen field and regularly attends CPD training courses and seminars constantly keeping his skill set up to date with current regulations and best practice.

As a result the practice obtained Chartered Status in 2014 when Mark qualified as a Chartered Engineer and Assigned Certifier and became a Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.


Brendan McViegh – FETAC and City & Guilds Certificates in AutoCAD. QQI Award in Building Control.

Senior CAD Technician & Design Team Leader

Brendan joined CDP as a CAD Technician from its humble beginnings in 2003 and since then has graduated to design team leader in our design office.
Brendan’s main areas of expertise are the preparation of planning applications for all types of residential/commercial/industrial/retail and agricultural developments. Brendan also specialises in the preparation of DEAP calculations for Part L compliance for both residential and commercial developments together with the preparation of construction drawings for both the commencement notice process and ultimately construction. Brendan is also responsible for the preparation of fire safety certificate applications, disability certificate applications, waste permit applications and map marking for title transfer.

David Silva

David Silva - BSc (Hons)

Cad Technician 3D visualizer

David joined CDP in 2017 and is originally from Ecuador.
David has vast experience in designing Residential & Commercial Developments both in the public and private sector.
David after finishing the University in 2008 has continuously managed to upgrade his skills in terms of theoretical knowledge and practical application of design, keeping in mind both quality, costs and customer satisfaction.
David specialises in developing both 2D images and 3D virtual models for One Off Rural Dwelling Houses, Extensions and Multiple Residential & Commercial Developments.

Stephen Ryan - FETAC and City & Guilds Certificate in AutoCAD

CAD Technician

Stephen joined our team in 2015 with over 12 years’ experience as an AutoCAD Technician.
Stephen is responsible for preparing and submitting planning permission applications for all types of developments including single dwelling houses and extensions. Stephen is also responsible for the preparation of compliance drawings to satisfy various conditions of planning permission prior to the commencement of such developments. As an experienced AutoCAD Technician Stephen is responsible for a high standard of drawing and maintaining accurate records which are both essential in providing an outstanding service.


Denise Kelly -FCCA ACCA

Accountant & Office Administrator

Denise joined our team in 2016 but has been the company accountant since its establishment. Denise deals with all aspects of payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, management accounts, financial accounts, compliance and general financial administration.


Sara Gillooley

Personal Assistant/Secretary

Sara has been working for Mark as his personal assistant/secretary since 2006. Sara works front of house and welcomes clients into the office together with answering their calls. Sara’s role as PA involves arranging meetings, organising travel reservations together with scheduling and confirming appointments/meetings for clients. Sara also carries out the administrative work within the company together with staff training of new members of staff.