Albany Road

Retrofit + Extension, w/ Joseph Little Architects

This Joseph Little Architects project for which I was Project Architect won the Green Award 2014. A low energy deep retrofit and extension that went from BER G-A3.


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‘Brendan O’Connor was the architect who worked with us to design an energy  efficient extension and refurbishment of our house, a 1920’s redbrick. One year later, we are still delighted with the result, a beautiful yet practical house, cleverly integrating the old and new, avoiding the tacked-on feel that can beset extensions. Brendan produced a dramatic design to replace the cramped and dull rear of our house, and steered it through planning and construction with endless calm, tact, patience, diplomacy and gentle ( or not if need be! ) determination. His knowledge, design ability, attention to detail and commitment to the project saw it through.

We always felt he genuinely cared about doing a really good job and he went to endless trouble to get things the way we wanted them. I was particularly pleased at how willing he was to innovate and be creative as we looked to maximize our energy efficiency and overall eco smartness. Brendan has excellent people skills and demonstrated great integrity throughout. He delivers what he promises. We really enjoyed having him as architect and had a lot of fun along the way. We were very happy to be Brendan’s clients and now that the job is done, hope he would consider us friends. What more can we say? Oh yes, the house won a green design award in 2013.’ Therese, Ranelagh


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