Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

YT speaking @UCDArch @CURRENT_IRELAND #Lecture Series 11th Dec 1-2pm with @itsligo

You are welcome to a Zoom lecture co-hosted by myself & Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design at IT Sligo on Friday 11th December 1-2pm, details below: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/85946920172 Passcode: 597113 Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design Read More …

Delivered presentation at #24intPHC International Passivhaus Conference on nZEB, Passivhaus & Certification in Ireland

Well I think my presentation yesterday ‘Mind the gap: nZEB and Pas­siv­haus: An Ir­ish per­spec­ti­ve’ at the 24th International Passive House Conference went OK. Originally planned for Berlin (was really looking forward to returning to the city where we had Read More …

Yeats Academy 2020 Year Book @itsligo #Architecture

Typically at the end of the academic year the students would be busily & frantically preparing their ‘Creative Showcase’ Exhibition. You can see last years work HERE. Well as you all know this has been a different & difficult year. Read More …

We really need to start thinking about materials… cc @the_woodlouse @TimMartelAT #ClimateEmergency

Finally I’ve got round to starting to learn & use PHRibbon by Tim Martel (a plug-in for PHPP that calculates Embodied carbon in a building). Why? Well, we really need to start thinking about materials more. The equation is really Read More …

Guidance Sheet on house visits during Covid-19…

A massive thanks to Zeno Winkens MRIAI at Winkens Architecture for allowing me to use his excellent information sheet on architects undertaking house visits for clients. You can see the guidance that we’re giving to our clients regarding us visiting Read More …

Covid-19 Work & business update

I hope that you’re all staying safe & well. Quick post on getting back to work and current business methods… Well we’ve been back for a while now; more or less fully with a few tweaks to how we are Read More …

The office is open!

Following the Phase 2 Lockdown release of Monday 8th June – the office is now open. Social Distancing is to be observed where a minimum distance of 2.0 meters is kept between staff & visitors (the floor is marked as Read More …