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.