Historic buildings require professional conservation skills that can only be learned over time. Fergal’s background in conservation is outlined as follows:
1995-1996: Worked with conservation practices Richard Hurley & Associates and Hamilton Young Architects on protected structures including St. Marys & St. Annes Cathedral, Cork.
1996-2000: Worked with Arthur Gibney & Partners as project architect on projects including the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel which incorporated National Monuments 3 & 4 Harcourt Street.
2003: RIAI Architect Accredited in Conservation Grade 3
2009: TCD Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Conservation & Repair
2010: Appointed to the Heritage Council Conservation Panel
2011: Listed on the Irish Georgian Society traditional skills database
2012: RIAI Architect Accredited in Conservation Grade 2
2018: Appointment to RIAI Historic Buildings Committee
Fergal currently acts as both a consultant conservation architect and and as lead architect for a range of projects to historic and protected structures in Leinster with clients that include Waterways Ireland, Westmeath County Council, Malcolm Hollis Building Consultants, Drogheda Port Company, Smarmore Castle Rehabilitation Centre and The Cliff at Lyons Hotel, Celbridge.