Bernard is a RIBA qualified architect and a member of the Architects Registration Board in the UK. Bernard has obtained over fifteen years professional experience which includes working in London and more recently in Dublin.
Bernard’s architectural and design specialty is primarily in the residential sector with expertise in affordable and social housing, residential care accommodation and mixed-use developments.
In 2020, Bernard graduated with a MSc in Sustainable Development from the Technological University Dublin. The primary research for his dissertation explored a comparative technical analysis of insulation types used in Ireland’s construction industry including an examination of their sustainability and impact on the environment. As part of his studies Bernard researched on behalf of St. James’s Hospital assisting with the promotion of the hospital’s ‘Sustainability in Healthcare Strategy’, which coincided with the hospital’s ‘Green Campus Programme’ including an environmental review focussing on priority areas in Energy, Waste, Water, Transport and Travel. Bernard has also received a certification in Revit & Level 2 BIM from the Dublin Institute of Design. Bernard’s undergraduate academic qualifications were awarded by the University of Dundee and he completed his postgraduate Professional Practice qualifications from the London South Bank University. Bernard has enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation at Trinity College Dublin and is due to commence in September.