Michael is a Graduate of UCD and has completed his Masters in Urban and Building Conservation. He is a Member of the Standing Committee on Architectural and Heritage of the Heritage Council.
Michael O’Boyle was award the O’Connor Prize for Conservation from UCD for his Thesis entitled “The Catholic Institutional Buildings in Ireland : the emergence of a building type and its future in a time of rapid change”.
Personal Assistant: Margaret Hanlon
BLUETT & O’DONOGHUE ARCHITECTS have the in-house availability of Michael to Colleagues and Clients on matters relating to protected structures and Urban & Building conservation which arise generally.
Michael accepts external referrals from Colleague Architects, Surveyors, Engineers. A good example would be the Office of Public Works Commission in connection with Kilkenny Courthouse. This OPW project for The Courts Service involves a programme of High Court, Circuit Court and District Court facilities, administrative accommodation and related public facilities. The existing Courthouse is a Protected Structure, it is located in an area of Archaeological Interest and in an Architectural Conservation area.
Another example is the service provided in respect of the Statutory Consents for the protected structure comprising the old Bank of Ireland, Kilkenny, now known as the bar and restaurant “Left Bank” with O’Dea & Moore Architects