Mel Reynolds

Mel Reynolds is a registered architect with more than 25 years experience in project management, conservation, urban design and developer-led housing. His recent Joint Oireachtas Committee submissions include papers on building control and costs in the residential sector and the re-use of vacant buildings. He is also a certified passive house designer.

Two houses for the price of one

Housing pundit and architect Mel Reynolds argues that local authority action could be the key to solving the housing crisis.

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Inertia with state-owned land is exacerbating Ireland’s housing crisis, argues housing commentator and architect Mel Reynolds, in spite of the state possessing enough zoned land to make a major dent in solving the problem.

Why housing isn't viable

It is simply not possible for developers to build housing in cities like Dublin and sell it for a reasonable price without making a loss, writes architect Mel Reynolds — instead, we need meaningful affordable housing schemes.

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