MSc Architectural Conservation
BA Architecture (Hons)
Mari is a Conservation Consultant with 10 years' experience working in the heritage sector for organisations including Historic Environment Scotland, RCAHMS, Heritage Lottery Fund as well as the private sector. She joined the Carrig Team in July 2021 after returning from New Zealand where she worked as an Assistant Conservation Building Surveyor.
Mari studied a Bachelors in Architecture and has a Masters of Science in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh. Having a passion for history and the conservation repair of historical buildings, she has spent most of her career working in conservation building survey. She has extensive experience in carrying out Measured Surveys, Condition Surveys and Reports, produced Conservation Plans, Concept Reports, Heritage Construction Management Plans, Project Specifications for Repair and Schedules of Work.
Through her previous work as a Digital Documentation Officer at Historic Environment Scotland and as a Survey Manager at asBuilt Ltd in NZ, Mari has gained in-depth experience in producing High-Definition Surveys (HDS) using a range of laser scanners and drones.
While working at Historic Environment Scotland, Mari assisted with the research for the Forth Bridge UNESCO World Heritage Nomination which was successfully granted World Heritage status in 2015.
Mari is continuing her professional development as an APC Trainee with the RICS, working towards becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor.
Mari's Projects include:
Project - Nenagh Town Regeneration
Client - Tipperary County Council
Description - Carrig have been commissioned with Scott Tallon Walker (STW) architects by Tipperary County Council to develop a regeneration plan for what will be known as the Nenagh Historic and Cultural Quarter. Carrig will lead all conservation related works (heritage significance assessments, condition assessments, etc.) and based on the outcome of these, will identify and develop high-level energy retrofit strategies for any potential buildings owned by the local authority within the Quarter. Carrig will also work with STW and the project engineers to identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions within the wider community through the integration of renewable energy sources. This project is ongoing.
Project - Galway Towns Regeneration
Client - Galway County Council
Description - Carrig have been commissioned with Scott Tallon Walker (STW) architects by Galway County Council to develop a regeneration plan for four historic town centres in County Galway. Carrig will lead all conservation related works (heritage significance assessments, condition assessments, etc.). Carrig will also work with STW and the project engineers to identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions within the wider community through the integration of renewable energy sources. This project is ongoing.
Project - Symonds Street Public Toilets
Client - Auckland Council
Description - Salmond Reed Architects were commissioned to lead the repair and upgrade of the first female public toilets in New Zealand, a small but significant, finely detailed red brick Edwardian building in the centre of Auckland city. The repairs included the seismic upgrade of the brick parapet which would pose a serious threat in the event of an earthquake. Mari worked with structural engineers to assist with the refining the design of the structural interventions to ensure it was sensitive to the heritage and carried out a detailed condition survey and report, and concept report based on historical evidence for the repairs and upgrades. Mari produced the drawing packages for building and planning consent as well as the detail design and specification for repair and tender documents. The project is ongoing.