Masters in Architecture
BA (Hons) History of Art and Architecture (major) with Ancient History and Archaeology (minor)
An Architect (Part II) with qualifications in architectural history, Leila is a conservation consultant with wide experience in the recording, appraising and documenting of Ireland’s built heritage.
Specialising in history of architecture in her first degree and with a strong interest in sustainability, Leila wrote a comparison of two buildings in Trinity College Dublin for her undergraduate thesis; analysing the building forms and internal environments of the Museum Building (1857) and the Ussher Library (2003) in the context of passive design and the effect on the built forms effected by a changing energy availability setting.
In her architectural studies Leila explored the re-use of existing and historic buildings in multiple projects. She has worked on a range of projects recording, assessing and playing an active role in the conservation of a variety of historic buildings and protected structures.
Leila is a member of ICOMOS Ireland and is Secretary of the ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (NSCES+CC). She is also an active member of the Building Limes Forum of Ireland having participated in workshops in Drimnagh Castle, at Russborough House and in Sligo IT at the inaugural event of the Irish branch of EBUKI (Earth Building UK and Ireland) who are active in the study of the historic use of earth mortars.
Leila's Projects include:
Project: Review of Record of Protected Structures
Client: Kildare County Council
Description: A list of over 250 sites was presented by Kildare County Council for assessment as part of the review of the County Development Plan. Carrig were engaged to carry out a field survey, compile a brief description and appraise each building with a view to retaining/deleting it from the RPS. Sites were also included on the list which were proposed for addition to the RPS.
Project - Dublin City Industrial Heritage Record (DCIHR) Phase 5
Client: Dublin City Council
Description: Recorder on Phase 5 of this Dublin City Council project which comprised on-site recording, background research analysis of findings and the formulation of wide-ranging recommendations for future preservation and re-use on a variety of industrial heritage sites across Dublin City.
Project: Fingal Industrial Heritage Survey, Phase 3
Description: Recorder on phase three of the survey comprising identification and recording of industrial heritage sites in Fingal, an area to the north of Dublin city. This phase comprised field survey of sites across the county; 257 sites were visited, recorded, described and assessed for significance and a database of the resulting records created.
Project: Audit of Memorials, Plaques and Signs
Client: Kildare County Council in partnership with the Heritage Council
Description: In collaboration with Kildare County Council and members of the public including local heritage groups, Carrig identified a list of over 270 sites for field survey. Carrig visited and recorded each site and created a database with descriptions and locations.