It’s TY season again and this year the students are concentrating on @Sketchup

Transition Year (TY) in Ireland is where students between junior and leaving Certificate take a year working on other projects and include some work experience before starting the leaving Certificate. The students are usually around 16-17 years old. This year Read More …

STOP PRESS – Building Control contacts architect on completion cc @BRegsBlog

You know the drill, no names, no pack-drill but something unheard of happened this week. We were contacted by Building Control on completion of a project. For those in the UK this will be hard to believe as they would Read More …

This #advice is so important I’ve updated it and included it again…

This is something that comes up again and again and again. Following a lengthy design process and planning permission is obtained or an Exempted Development design is proposed. The client makes changes to the design and doesn’t obtain a new Read More …

#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 …

My favourite drawing – you can’t beat a good site layout

You’d be surprised to hear that it’s not the plans, sections and elevations that get my heart a flutter – although very important and they need to communicate the design. My favourite drawing is the site layout. Why? I’m always 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 …

Out to tender on this #Rural #Mayo #House #TataUrbanColourCoat

We’ve just gone out to tender on this pitched and mono-pitched design in County Mayo. Slate for the storey & 1/2 and Tata Urban Colocoat for the mono-pitch

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 …