The Team

Jessica McCague


BArch (hons), DipArch, MArch, RIBA

Jessica graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2007 gaining her RIBA Part 3 qualifications. Jessica also attended The University of Auckland, New Zealand, which greatly enhanced and widened her vision in sustainable construction and design aspects. Early in her career Jessica worked for various Nottingham based Architecture Practices, notably Mark Stewarts Architects, Dykes Naylor Architects and CBP Architects. She also continued her ties at the University of Nottingham tutoring bachelor studio design courses, before continuing her career in London for Nick Evans Architects and later LNT Construction in Leeds.

In 2013, Jessica established Century Architects Ltd in partnership with Stephanie Lawton, a friend of some 20 years. Jessica brings to the Practice extensive experience in the education sector, working on Secondary schools, learning centres, colleges and sixth form facilities across the UK. She also brings experience in the private sector in large multi-million-pound bespoke dwellings and smaller interventions to domestic projects, as big or small Architecture is about changing spaces to suit the client’s needs.

In addition Jessica also brings with her experience in designing residential student accommodation and care homes for the elderly, specialising in design for dementia.

As director for Century Architects Jessica is now working closely with our clients to turn their aspirations in to a reality, seeing projects through inception to completion and beyond.

Kirsty Hayes

Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons), MArch

Kirsty joined Century Architects Ltd in July 2016. She is currently studying towards her part 3 with the intention of becoming a qualified Architect in the near future.

Having previously gained her part 1 qualification at the University of Huddersfield and her part 2 at the University of Lincoln, Kirsty is now building up her professional experience first hand through various projects including extensions, loft conversions and new builds in both the commercial and residential sectors.

During her final year at Huddersfield Kirsty travelled to Malaysia for a month, this was the international option of the course. She spent time learning about another culture and its climate and gathering information needed to be able to complete her studies. During the trip she got to experience the Chinese New Year celebrations, and the final week of the trip was spent in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur exploring the architectural buildings such as the Petronas Towers.

After completing her part 1 studies Kirsty went on a volunteering trip with EMI UK to Ghana in the summer of 2013 to help charity Closecare Ministries with designing a school and an orphanage in the village of Fintey. Having worked as part of the design team she designed the various buildings that would accompany the school and orphanage. During the trip she also got to experience local foods, church and visit the pupils that would move into the facilities once built.

Having a great passion for music Kirsty enjoys going to lots of concerts. In her spare time Kirsty enjoys watching the F1 and tennis, travelling and painting.