Associate Director & Passivhaus Designer
BArch, MSc. Arch, Dip Arch
Ann-Marie is an Associate Director, Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer, joining Architype in early 2016.
Ann-Marie is one of the UK’s leading experts on Passivhaus design and has shared her experience at UK and international Passivhaus Trust conferences. Ann Marie is leading an Architype team to develop an innovative process to create compatible workflows for Passivhaus and BIM implementation; streamlining the delivery of certified projects. She has a sound working knowledge of specialist thermal bridging and hygrothermal software as well as whole building energy modelling software.
She has successfully delivered the award-winning and UK’s largest Passivhaus residential scheme, Agar Grove. Since focusing on the development of our Edinburgh office she is overseeing the delivery several primary and secondary schools within Scotland. She was involved in quality and technical design reviews for the UK’s largest Passivhaus secondary school, Harris Academy Sutton, the UK’s first Passivhaus Plus school, Hackbridge Primary, and the UK’s first Passivhaus Plus office, Bicester Eco Business Centre. Ann-Marie also brings expertise in EnerPHit, the Passvhaus standard for retrofit, having delivered Architypes first Enerphit in 2017 and the first Enerphit in Ireland in 2011.
Ann-Marie worked closely with the Scottish Futures Trust developing the new cost metric for Scotland’s learning estate as well as contributing to new energy requirements for Scotland’s education sector, linking capital funding to operational energy performance over a 25-year period. In addition to her work at Architype, Ann-Marie has always had an interest in giving back to architectural education. She is a part-time teaching fellow at the University of Bath, and also visiting part 3 External Examiner for the Technical University of Dublin and The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL London.
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 among the first in the UK to become a Certified Passivhaus Designer in 2009.
Ann-Marie has also been a regular contributor on the national and international conference/CPD circuits on topics such as Implementing Passivhaus in Practice, Zero Carbon, Fuel Poverty and Passivhaus at Scale, Embodied Carbon Impact of Passivhaus and has regularly shared lessons learnt from key Architype projects.