#Architalks #29 #Homecoming #Celtic #Vernacular

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘Homecoming’ is Bob Borson. Firstly, it’s Read More …

Planning lodged on this new #Rural #House

We’ve just lodged a planning application for this new house in the Connacht area (no names yet): I’ll let you know how it goes. This photomontage was included in one of our most comprehensive set of drawings at application stage Read More …

How we use Virtual Reality… @vectorworks @MakeArchitects & @petegreaves mentioned #VR

I wrote THIS POST recently on my background in VR – I even had a company called conVRgence! – see what I did there 😉 There’s a great post by Peter Greaves at Make architects on this subject HERE which Read More …

Just 10 years left to appoint YT as architect who’s at the top of his game #Frightening #Life

It’s a frightening thought but I am in the final phase of my work life. I’m now in my mid fifties and realistically when you take into account my children leaving school/college and the age of retirement – I am in Read More …

Looking for an architect in the West of Ireland? Book an initial consultation… [page updated]

If you are contemplating an architectural project in the West of Ireland then our INITIAL CONSULTATION service is proving a great way to kick-start a project. We undertook a stack of consultations like this in 2016 and we’re continuing them Read More …

New Years Resolutions to my clients #housenaming

There are a few things we’ll be continuing/adding to our ‘Standard’ services to our clients for 2017: As an incentive to grant permission to photograph projects we’ll give: FREEBIES • A complimentary bottle of bubbly on completion • Complimentary bunch Read More …

This @marion_mcgarry #IrishCottage image is going viral !

Sometimes a tweet takes a life of it’s own and I’ve watched with interest how a recent Tweet by Dr. Marion McGarry (whose forthcoming book on Irish Cottages I’m eagerly anticipating) has been liked and retweeted over and over again! Read More …

When trying to pick an architect – don’t focus too much on other houses they’ve done

Now this is a bit of a dichotomy: • You’re trying to pick the architect that’s perfect for you, your family and your project • Therefore you’re looking through their portfolio of work (HERE is ours by the way) • Read More …

Dual-pronged propositions for clients in 2017… #business #entrepreneur

As an architect who also has an interest in entrepreneurship and business; we’re pleased to continue our dual-pronged simplified propositions for clients through 2017. But what are the two types of ‘proposition’ simplifiers? 1. The Price simplifier The price simplifier Read More …

2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …