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 …

Mentorship #Architalks #27

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 ‘Mentorship’ is Michael Lavalley… Mentorship Writing Read More …

Earliest I’ve ever got @RIAIonline ‘mark’s sorted out #2017

This is the earliest I’ve got my RIAI ‘Marks’ sorted out – fees paid and ‘Marks’ received and included on website, drawings and letters for 2017 On we go into the New Year!

4 key pages anyone building in #Mayo should read…

I’ve just sent these 4 key pages to a client considering a new house in County Mayo. All of them essential reading: 1. The Mayo Rural House Design Guide by Mayo County Council 2. What is the difference between an Read More …

Qualifications + experience + CPD = better buildings

I popped up my professional qualifications and accreditations on the home page yesterday (also below): But what do the qualifications really mean? It means I take my work and training seriously; the Accreditations take the form of Continuing Practice Development Read More …

Thinking of extending or building a new house? Book an initial consultation today…

Whether you’re thinking of extending or building a new house, the benefits of discussing your options with a registered architect are immense: Architects have the skill, imagination and expertise to understand what you are looking for and then visualise and Read More …

RIAI launches new 'marks' for registered architectural practices…

The RIAI has developed a new suite of special Marks to create a strong and recognisable image brand for registrants and members as well as for specialist accreditations in CPD and Conservation. The Marks will give strong visual recognition to Read More …

The value of architects Part 1 ~ A fable for today

Now this post is a difficult one to write but its such a great story it deserves to be told. Names, places, counties/authorities have been changed to save embarrassment I was approached a long while back to replace an existing Read More …