Architectural Design

Energy efficient design has always been the cornerstone and overall philosophy of Wain Morehead Architects Ltd. Implemented throughout our work regardless of building type, Managing Director, John Morehead, reinforced this ethos by his early qualification and accreditation as a Certified European Passive House Designer in 2010. WMA were also delighted to have been approved by Easca, the Environmental Sustainable Construction Association in 2010, acknowledging both our project work and overall philosophy.

WMA completed its first Certified Passive House dwelling in Cork in 2011, the Carrigaline Passive House, and have recently completed a further two Certified Passive Houses, the West Cork Passive House and the Cork City Passive House, both with A1 ratings.

With three Certified European Passive House Designers, five architects and a technician, WMA’s dynamic, performance driven practice with a diverse and contemporary approach has embraced sustainable design and alternative forms of construction ever since its foundation in 1995. WMA provides expertise in Architectural Design, Conservation, Passive House, Interior Design, Urban Planning & Project Management, as well as additional services including building physics and analysis, ITC certified thermography, climate data, BER assessment, NSAI Approved Thermal Modelling and PSDP. We have gained an enviable reputation for top quality energy efficient design, backed by sound project management techniques ensuring cost effective buildings, timely delivery and to a high quality standard.

“Projects and indeed clients rarely exist without certain external influences or symbiotic relationships. It is here architectural solutions can be really successful – by responding and relating to the external influences or contexts once thoroughly understood.” – JM

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