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Design Review – This service provides an honest expert second opinion about a design that may have been drawn by you, a builder or another designer. We’ll review your drawings, point out areas of concern, and provide suggestions for how to improve the design.
Advice On Planning Issues – Navigating the complexities of Planning Regulations can be a daunting task. This consultation is designed to provide you with expert guidance and solutions.
Pre-Design Advice – This consultation offers expert guidance to set a strong foundation for your project. It provides a site assessment, idea exploration, possible planning constraints, discussion on sustainability and energy efficiency considerations, budget planning, etc.
Advice On Building Regulations – Understanding the intricacies of Building Regulations can be challenging; this consultation aims to provide expert insights and effective strategies in this domain.
Advice On Conservation Issues – Applies to historic/old buildings and protected structures. It offers expert advice on best conservation practices and techniques topreserve your heritage assets.
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.
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.