With our growing number of enquiries comes a growing team, with this, on behalf of everyone here, we would like to welcome the newest member to the Isabel Barros architects team, Brian Kehoe.
Brian was born and raised in Wexford. Educated in Kilmore National School and Bridgetown Vocational College. It was during his early educational years where he developed a keen eye for construction and design. Finishing secondary school and enrolling in a construction architecture course before moving onto Waterford Institute of Technology to study Architecture Technology graduating in 2011.
Once graduated, Brian took his skills abroad moving to Australia. For 6 years Brian worked in Sydney, Darwin and Gold Coast working on and completing many projects across Australia from small residential projects to multi-unit developments. The below picture shows a finished construction project, just one of many multi-unit developments in Australia that Brian was heavily involved in, helping with the design layout and completing the drawings.
After Australia, it was time for a new challenge, setting his sights on Canada. This time Brian stepped out of the office into the cold mountain air, taking on a more hands-on approach working in the construction industry.
Brian has a passion for adventure photography and exploring taking himself to new heights with hiking. His love for the outdoors gives him the drive to work with more sustainable methods/materials, trying his best to impact the earth as little as possible.
With his international work and travel experience, Isabel Barros Architects believes Brian will be a great addition to the team and wish Brian a very warm welcome.
The Awards recognise architectural excellence in building & design. The Building and Architect of the Year Awards provide a platform for architects and their buildings where the rich variety of architecture encompassing all the main building types, Residential, Public, Commercial and Cultural can be appraised.
The two Wexford projects designed by Isabel Barros Architects and nominated for an award are the ‘Seaview House’ in Kilmore and the ‘Shaolin Cottage’ in Killesk.
The ‘Seaview House’ has a bold timber cladded prolongation that transformed a typical 1970’s Irish bungalow into a modern twenty-first-century vibrant home.
The ‘Shaolin Cottage’ was influenced by Feng Shui principles and includes a unique relationship where new and old work together to create balance and harmony.
The winners of the Building & Architect of the Year Awards 2021 will be announced online on May 20th.
During shutdown construction was closed, with the following exceptions:
essential health and related projects including those relevant to preventing, limiting, minimising or slowing the spread of COVID-19
social housing projects, including voids, designated as essential sites by Local Authorities based on set criteria
housing adaptation grants where the homeowner is agreeable to adaptions being undertaken in their home
repair, maintenance and construction of critical transport and utility infrastructure
education facilities sites designated as essential by Department of Education
supply and delivery of essential or emergency maintenance and repair services to businesses and places of residence (including electrical, gas, oil, plumbing, glazing and roofing services) on an emergency call-out basis
certain large construction projects in the exporting / FDI sector based on set criteria
in relation to private homes that are practically complete and scheduled for habitation by 31 January 2021, including where snagging, and essential remediation work, such as pyrite works is nearing completion, works should continue to enable homeowners access their homes. Heating, water, broadband and electricity installation should also continue to enable homes be occupied
existing tenancy protections mean that a tenant cannot be evicted from their home during the period of the 5km travel restrictions. To enable a limited functioning of the housing and residential tenancy market during this time it has also been agreed that online viewings will be the default approach to viewing property for rental or sale, with a physical viewing only permissible at the point where a tenancy agreement is being entered into or where a contract for sale has been drawn up. This approach balances the need to avoid social interaction with the need to provide a pathway to tenancy and home ownership for those who need it
This page was last edited on 2nd June 2021.
This document was prepared by Isabel Barros Architects.
Isabel Barros Architects - Wexford is driven by a passion for creating high quality contemporary Architecture. Our goal is to make good design available to the general public while maintaining a strong focus on the energy efficiency and sustainability of our designs.
A graduate of Lusíada University in Lisbon, Portugal, Isabel is a Senior Architect with over 25 years experience. She is a registered member of both the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Portuguese Association of Architects. Isabel is also Accredited in Conservation at Grade 3.