Michael Haslam was educated in architecture at the Universities of Edinburgh and Bath and has a diploma in Building Ecology from the Bau-biologie Institute in Neubeurn, Germany. Together with Brian O’Brien, he runs Solearth Ecological Architecture - an office at the cutting edge of sustainable architecture and planning in Ireland.
Prior to his collaborative work at Solearth he has worked for leading ecological architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley and Edward Cullinan Architects in the UK and in Spain and Germany.
Environmental interests are at the forefront of all his recent projects: the international ideas competition winning scheme: ‘Sahel Eco-catalyst’; the holistically designed Castle Espie visitor’s centre in Ulster and a green prototype factory in Carnew, Co. Wicklow utilising round wood structures.
Michael has written widely on architecture and the environment, lectures and teaches architectural design at the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT. He is a registered architect in Ireland and the UK and a former member of the Sustainability Task Force at the RIAI 2007.