A former Scoil Cholmcille pupil and St Eunan’s College student, he studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art.
The $100,000 OMG! Fund was organised by Airbnb, an online marketspace connecting people with short-term homestays and experiences.
It invited tens of thousands of entries from architects and designers who presented their plans for creating dynamic and creative homes in their chosen locations.
Pol’s winning entry was entitled ‘Caislean Oir’ (the gold castle) – a reference to local west Donegal folklore.
These drawings and designs encompass Pol’s first idea to design a breathtaking retreat in Donegal, that would have all the drama of a treehouse, while also being accessible to guests in wheelchairs.
This all-inclusive design aims to keep the architectural drama and magic of staying in a treehouse without ever feeling clinical or the structure’s appearance looking anything like ‘disabled apparatus’.