Patrick Irwin, BA(Arch) DipArch; ABWA Reg. No 1374, RAIA Reg. No 15398.
Associate RAIA, A+ member, Practice Committee, Registered Heritage Consultant with SHO (HCWA)
Experience in Commercial, Institutional, Urban Design, Transport Infrastructure, Community and Residential. Registered in UK 1985, in WA 1989, established WA Practice 1990 with Toodyay
Town Hall Alts and Adds.
Member Ascot Kayak Club, WA Wildwater, (20 Avon Descents),
Blackadder/ Woodbridge Catchment Group, Midland Society, Guildford Association.
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.
Patrick enjoys kayaking, travel, reading, hiking, building, gardening and playing music with wife Francesca, as duo, trio or quartet ('Espresso'). We play originals, jazz standards, rock and country-swing.