Alister graduated from University of Edinburgh in 2002 with an MA and M.Arch in Architectural Design. He completed his professional practice at the Architectural Association in London and became a registered Architect in the UK. Since he has also become a member of the RIAI.
After graduation he worked in London in both social housing and private residential sectors. He moved to Ireland in 2007 and joined Wejchert Architects where he became an Associate in 2014 before becoming a Director in 2018. Since joining he has largely been involved in healthcare projects including primary care and acute hospital facilities.
Those projects include Dunmore Wing at University Hospital Waterford, Regional Assessment & Treatment Facility for the Central Remedial Clinic, Education Centre for the Royal College of Surgeons at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Sligo General Hospital Development Control Plan, Holy Angels Pre-School and Treatment Centre, Carlow, Primary Care Centre at St. Otteran’s, Waterford City, and Acute Mental Health Unit at Sligo General Hospital. Many of these projects have been within the disability sector.
He has also gained experience in a wide variety of other projects including Educational Buildings and has worked on a number of PPP bids including Waterford Business School at Waterford Institute of Technology.
He has developed a keen interest in healthcare and community projects and has always enjoyed working at all stages of the architectural design process, believing that the detail and concept can help to inform each other. He strongly believes in the user consultation process. Alister is highly competent in the use of a variety of software packages and has worked on a number of project involving BIM process. He is currently undertaking further studies at Dublin Institute of Technology in relation to Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Design.