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 …

Architalks : Advice for Clients

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 ‘House or Home’ is Jeff Pelletier… Read More …

#Architalks #25 #TheArchitectureofChange @angelabradyRIBA & Architects for Change mentioned

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 ‘House or Home’ is Lora Teagarden Read More …

Happy New Year – We’re back at work & open for business…

We hope that you all had a Happy New Year and we wish you a very prosperous 2017. Just to let you know we’re back at work and open for business. So if you’re thinking of an architectural project in Read More …

A new Advice Sheet on Airtightness Critical Locations added

I haven’t done an advice sheet in a while and this problem has occurred on site recently so I’ve put together this sheet on ‘often forgotten’ and critical airtightness locations: Click HERE to download Advice Sheet #9 – Airtightness Critical Read More …

How much does an architect cost ? 2017 Prices

This is the topic I return to again and again! THIS POST summarises and has links to the older posts (going back to 2010) THIS POST goes through our new business model for initial consultations and ‘sketch’ designs Pricing strategy Read More …

Is the new BCAR system what's best for country? Mark Stephens name checked in Irish Examiner

I gave a quick interview over phone for the Irish Examiner last week in THIS ARTICLE in the Irish Examiner on Saturday; my thoughts on the further amendments to the Building Control system.

One for my first Irish projects now for sale, buy it here… #Callow #Foxford #Mayo

Interesting when one of your projects comes up for sale, here’s one of the first I did after setting up Practice in Ireland, now on the market with CK Properties. Details below (or click on image): CK Properties Featured Property Read More …

Quick Poll for Architects & Passivhaus types only on Apps, please share/RT

2 straightforward questions & poll for architects & Passivhaus types only… If you could have an App to use either yourself or to give to clients (as a marketing device or to help process), what would it be?: and Feel Read More …

iChart update – @appleforarch mentioned #AppleForArchitects #Vectorworks

I wrote THIS POST in 2011 upon the demise of Steve Jobs (RIP). The iChart shows how Apple hardware has weaved it’s way through my life. Well I’ve updated the chart below (click on image for enlarged view): The current Read More …