(Ian Black Architect provided a full architectural service for a two storey Nzeb detached house and garage):
“After providing a brief, we engaged Ian from initial design concept and planning through to the supervision of our new build. Ian was very easy to work with and is clearly very committed, diligent and professional. The amount of attention to detail given to the project throughout was very reassuring and he was very passionate about our project. A big challenge for the architect is to earn trust from his client. Our challenge is to trust the architect when only they can see the finished building in their mind during those stages. With Ian, this was very easy and it shows the skill of the architect – someone who can visualise space, light, form and function in design and hold that image as the project progresses. It is very easy to consider countless changes during a build based on many other opinions. Thankfully Ian kept us on track during our project and the design and initial vision came true in the high quality of the finished project. He always had our best interests looked after over the whole project and without him, we would have struggled to deliver on the excellent layout and feel he brought to our home. Based on our experience, we would recommend him very highly”
(Ian Black Architect provided a feasibility Study for renovation of a Single storey detached dwelling ):
‘’Ian undertook a Renovation feasibility study for me .Ian has a wealth of experience. He gets into the detail of projects having studied energy implications of renovation from some recent training he undertook. Understanding how best to insert new into old structure while not producing a pastiche result really appealed to me.’’
(Ian Black Architect provided a partial design & planning only service for a two storey dwelling renovation, & single storey extension < 40 sq.m ):
‘’We found Ian very professional, competent and had our best interests in mind throughout the whole process, he even advised us to buy the property in the first instance & guided us through the planning process. We are extremely happy with the finished project.’’
(Ian Black Architect provided a feasibility Study for a two storey Semi-detached dwelling deep energy NZeb retrofit and two storey extension ):
‘’Ian is a true professional and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. His work ethic is second to none with prompt replies and excellent communication. His concepts and attention to detail is very impressive and we enjoyed how he took into account our ideas and developed them into something quite spectacular. Ian is honest, hardworking and a pleasure to work with.’’
(Ian Black’s BIM Tutor in TU Dublin for PG Dip ):
‘’Ian is a superb architectural designer, his design style is modern and contemporary. He also has a wealth of technical knowledge to guide clients through from conception to completion. Ian uses 3D Building Information Modelling software which visualizes the design giving clients a far better understanding of project proposals. Every detail of the brief is considered and given attention in his design solution for your successful project.’’
(Ian Black Architect provided architectural services for an extension & renovation to a single storey detached house ):
‘’We recently used the services of Ian Black Architect. We were recommended Ian from a friend who had used him on their project, as they were delighted with the service. We found Ian to be extremely insightful from the outset, pointing us in the right direction constantly and bringing design ideas to our extension we couldn’t have imagined.
He also had a wealth of knowledge in relation to new building regulations regarding insulation levels etc. which was very important to us as the existing house is old and hard to heat. With Ian’s help and professional advice we have completed the project and are delighted with the results as we feel like we have a totally new house.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian to anyone proposing to do works to their property.’’