Associate & CEPH Designer
BArch, MSc. Arch, Dip Arch
Ann-Marie is an Associate, Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer, joining Architype in early 2016.
Having gained significant Passivhaus experience in her home country of Ireland, Ann-Marie is now using her extensive knowledge to support Architype’s technical team in some of our most complex projects. Currently Ann-Marie is leading an in-house team on a major Passivhaus housing scheme in London, as well as the design stage of a large Passivhaus all-through school in Wales. Since joining Architype, she has also been sharing her expertise in the EnerPHit standard, assisting in the environmental upgrade of a number of retrofit projects for Architype.
Besides her key involvement with post occupancy and soft landings work for the practice, a team led by Ann Marie have been developing an innovative process to create compatible workflows for Passivhaus and BIM implementation; streamlining the delivery of certified projects. Ann-Marie has a sound working knowledge of several specialist thermal bridging and hygrothermal softwares as well as whole building energy modelling softwares.
In addition to her work at Architype, Ann-Marie has always had an interest in giving back to third level architectural education. She has been a part-time tutor at the University of Bath, teaching Environmental Design and Architecture students since 2014, a visiting part 3 External Examiner for the Technical University of Dublin and also The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL London. She has been a resident External Examiner for the Architectural Technology degree course at the Technical University of Dublin for 2017-2019.
Ann-Marie became a fully qualified Architect in 2013, following her studies at the Dublin School of Architecture, where she was awarded the Jack O’Keefe medal for academic excellence. Interested in deepening her knowledge in sustainable architecture, she went on to complete an MSc in Environmental Building Design at Cardiff University in 2014. Ann-Marie was also amongst the first in the UK to become a Certified Passivhaus Designer in 2009.
She sits on a variety of working groups advising on policy notably the CIBSE Climate Adaption Workshop Working Group on future resilience of school design. Ann-Marie has also been a regular contributor on the national and international conference/CPD circuits on topics such as Implementing Passivhaus in Practice, Fuel Poverty and Passivhaus at Scale, Embodied Carbon Impact of Passivhaus at Scale as well as focused lessons learned case study presentations on key Architype projects currently on site or completed.