Cormac studied Architectural Technology in DIT Bolton Street graduating in 2009 with a BSc in Architectural Technology. He later returned to complete the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme, graduating in 2011 with 1st Class Honours, specialising in external insulation technology.
Cormac has a strong focus on existing and retrofitted building performance exemplified in his presentations and publications on retrofit-related research topics including existing housing figures, thermal upgrade, thermal transmittance, hygrothermal performance and in-situ building evaluation and analysis.
After graduating in DIT, Cormac worked in a number of high profile offices including Amanda Levete Architects in London, gaining practice experience on a wide range of projects including the new porcelain-tiled entrance and underground exhibition hall at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Following a year in practice in London, Cormac was selected for the M.Phil. Research Programme in the Dublin School of Architecture, later transferring to PhD level in 2015 with the School of Surveying and Construction Management, submitting his thesis is 2018 entitled “A Framework for Integrated Thermal Assessment and Design”.
In conjunction with his M.Phil and PhD research, Cormac has, and continues to work with Coady Architects as an Architectural Technologist and BIM Coordinator implementing the interests and skills acquired through his studies on a number of building types, preparing packages for all project stages through to executing contracts on site including the National Children’s Hospital Satellite Centres in Tallaght and Connolly in Dublin.
Cormac has the unique honour of being the first DIT BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology graduate to become a PhD.
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