Patrick Irwin, BA(Arch)1982, DipArch 1985 (Plymouth); ABWA Registration No 1374, RAIA Registration No 15398.
Associate of RAIA, A+ member, Practice Committee member, Small Practice Group chair, Archicentre WA State Consultative Committee chair, member since 1995, Registered Heritage Consultant with SHO, Ascot Kayak Club member, Secty WA Wildwater Committee, 12 Avon Descents.
Experience encompassing Commercial, Institutional, Urban Design, Transport Infrastructure, Community and Residential. Registered UK 1985, WA 1989, established WA Practice in 1990.
We initiate careful briefing and creative design to provide durable economical solutions that delight, emphasising re-use and passive/active solar design & natural ventilation.
Heritage re-use along with Solar Design helps achieve sustainable outcomes. Long life, Loose fit refers to buildings being re-used in new ways, saving the embodied energy of materials and construction. Cradle to Cradle design describes this goal, in a world which has realised its finity and must design for materials to be recycled.
Computer modelling in 3D allows us to develop the design, and then derive drawings from the model, for analysis and co-ordination. This assists with Energetic analysis. Energos is an intelligent building energy use analysis module based on the Passivhaus calculation method and built directly into our Vectorworks software, allowing an architect to make critical building performance decisions based on real-time feedback from a Vectorworks building model to define energy values.
When not working Patrick enjoys kayaking, reading, hiking, building, gardening and playing music, as part of Espresso, as duo, trio or quartet. Espresso play tunes with swing, jazz or country feel from the early twentieth century up to current and original songs.