mark nelson architecture

grand designs northern Ireland RIBA Regional Small Projects Award 2015


Mark Nelson is a design and quality driven Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) specialising in bespoke building design and construction with particular expertise in the sound technical performance of buildings. He is also a Certified Passive House Designer and an accredited On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA) experienced in energy efficient building design and sustainable construction.

Before establishing his own practice, he studied Architectural Technology and Management at the University of Ulster, graduating with first class honours. He commenced his architectural career at McGurk Chartered Architects, where he was involved in a wide range of new build and alteration projects for a variety of clients within the private, community, education, sport & leisure, industrial and commercial sectors.

He then furthered his career at Chris McCollum Building Conservation Surveyors, working exclusively on the conservation, repair, restoration and adaptation of historic and listed buildings and structures throughout the North of Ireland using traditional materials and construction techniques.

Mark’s attention to detail ensures the successful delivery of projects, a quality that is recognised by his fellow professionals. As well as running his own projects, he also provides freelance services to several of Northern Irelands most exciting Architects, and was involved in the technical design and energy assessment of the ‘Grillagh Water House'. This was only the second project in Northern Ireland to have featured on Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’ TV program and was awarded the prestigious RIBA Regional Small Projects Award 2015.

The'Grillagh Water House' project also received The Alan King Award 2015 from Mark's own professional institute CIAT, which recognises projects valued £750k or under that have demonstrated outstanding excellance in the practice of Architectural Technology in terms of functionality, buildability, performance, innovation, sustainability and inclusive design.

© Mark Nelson Architecture

specialising in energy efficient architecture, building design & construction