Curriculum Vitae Architecture
Qualifications in Architecture:
RIAI Part 3 Certificate in Professional Practice RIAI 2009.
Not currently practicing architecture.
Bachelor of Architecture Degree
Honours (2.2), School of Architecture, U.C.D., 1984.
Qualification in Computer Animation:
M.A. degree in 3D Computer Animation and Visualisation,
Distinction, Bournemouth University, U.K.,1993.
Practical Experience in Architecture:
Practice: The OPW through the R.I.A.I. Graduate Architect Training Scheme.
Location: 51 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2.
Date: August 2006 to August 2009.
Title: Architect/Architectural Graduate.
Project: The Peach House restoration at Aras an Uachtarain.
The restoration of this seminal 1830s Richard Turner wrought and cast iron glasshouse received
an Opus award in 2009. Located in a Conservation area and within the curtilage of a Protected
Structure, it was the subject of my RIAI Part 3 case study.
Turner was a pioneer of the use of curved glass and of standardised components, using
prefabricated cast and wrought iron elements.
The Peach House Range consists of contiguous glass‐houses comprising an area of 240m² within
a walled garden of Aras an Uachtaráin. Its restoration cost €3,9 million.
Role: Architectural Graduate involved from the Construction to Practical Completion phases of the project.
Work included: preparation of working drawings, site visits, site meetings, provision of
information required for construction, review of design information from contractors and specialists,
Practical Completion: identifying defects and making final inspections.
Project: The Restoration of the Teak House, Canteen & Foreman’s Lodge,
the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.
The restoration of a large 1940s glasshouse and of a 1970s canteen adjoining a 19th century house.
The buildings are located in a Conservation area and within the curtilage of a Protected Structure.
Role: Architectural Graduate.
Phases of the project involved in: Inception, preparation of the outline proposal, design of the
final proposal from approved detail proposals, production of tender drawings, preparation of Fire Certificate.
Project: The Restoration of the Glasshouse at Abbey Lea, the Australian Ambassador’s residence, Killiney,
Role: Architect/Architectural Graduate as part of the Design Team.
Phases of the project involved in: Inception, scheme design, detail design, preparation and submission
of planning drawings, preparation of the Fire Certificate application.
Practice John Clark Associates Architects,Goodge St., London.
1985: Architectural Assistant.
Practice Nellist Blundell & Flint, St Mary’s Rd. Ealing, London.
1984: Architectural Assistant.
Practice Finn Behncke & Co. Architects, Marine Terrace, Dun Laoghaire.
1981 -1982: Architectural Assistant, during a year out following third Architecture.
Languages: English and spoken French.
Interests: Sea kayaking, literature, travel.
2D & 3D skills: Proficient in Autocad, Photoshop with a Cintiq and the software Maya.