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Barry Gallagher Architect

Barry Gallagher Chartered Architect has been working in private practice since 1973. Over this time he has successfully delivered many projects including:

Bespoke Housing  |  Healthcare  |  Restoration/Refurbishment  |  Social Housing  Industrial  Sustainable Design  Commercial  Ecclesiastical
With over forty years experience in the ever developing arena of architectural design Barry’s experience and expertise is unsurpassed providing clients with buildings that are future proof and fit for purpose. The calibre of Barry’s work speaks for itself with commissions and many sectors calling upon many different skill sets to resolve issues through carefully applied specification.

“People find it difficult to look at a building and know the complexities of assembling large scale structures. In my profession we are ultimately responsible for one of the most significant purchases a client makes in their lifetime. You have to know that your dreams are being cared for by a professional who can bring you vision for living to life. I’ve seen specifications alter dramatically during my career and I’ve seen working practices change too.

I’ve often seen low quality workmanship and incorrect material specification leading to poor building performance.
In many cases these important aspects, when not
applied with due diligence, impacts on building performance forever. With that in mind I started to develop a system that directly addresses these issues and can provide high energy efficiency and zero carbon builds using existing skills through careful specification and on-site training. This is the ZeroHome System – The Professional Sustainable Build Management System.

Barry Gallagher CV

1973 – 1979 Awarded ONC & HNC in Building Contruction – working in Architects Office in N.Ireland during this period as an Architectural Assistant/Technician
1982 Graduated BA Arch ( Hull School of Architecture ) Awarded Gaskel Prize for Best Performance in Architecture (Hull School of Architecture)
1985 Graduated Dip Arch ( with distinction ) Hull School of Architecture
1986 Member of R.I.B.A and R.S.U.A
1986 Established own practice
1989 Working in Private Practice – Designer of modern house which won the L’Derry County DOE.NI.I sponsored competition and featured in their “Houses in Harmony with the Countryside” Brochure..
1993 Established Architects & Design Partnership,Omagh and remained joint founder partner until 2003.
2003 Acting as Architect & Manager on Construction Sites gaining “hands-on” knowledge of everyday operations for family owned business. Commenced research into Off-Site Construction related to Domestic Work, examining building fabric coupled with renewable energies.
2006 Designing and building new low and zero carbon homes using improved building approaches with specific focus on household fuel poverty in mainstream housing. Other works acting as architect.
2006 – Current
Designing and delivering bespoke Low & Zero Carbon Homes using traditional masonry materials, constructions/skills in modified and precise manner.Other commissions. Developing and implementing into bespoke and mainstream housing the multi-award winning ZeroHome Professional Sustainable Build Management System.
2015 – June
Awarded First International Green Apple Award in London – Built Environment and Architectural Heritage – For pilot housing scheme.
2016 – May
Awarded Ireland Green Apple Award at Stormont Parliament Buildings – Built Environment and Architectural Heritage – For ZeroHome System.
2016 – August Awarded Second International Green Apple Award in London – Built Environment and Architectural Heritage – For ZeroHome System.
2016 – November
Appointed Green World Ambassador – House of Commons – London


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