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Having qualified as an architect in December 2008, Roisin was already an Associate in the 20 strong North Antrim practice in which she worked, and quickly made Director. In her position of Director, Roisin was Project Architect on a wide variety of schemes; house extensions, refurbishment, one-off houses, housing developments, retail units, & hotels.
During a short hiatus to raise her children, Roisin decided to take on a new challenge, and set out on her own, with her brother Martin as a natural business partner.
Coming from a construction family, with parents specialising in the conservation of old buildings, Roisin was exposed to construction from an early age; going on surveys, attending trade shows, working in the office. She learned about the problems of old buildings, the upgrading of them, and the damage damp and lack of heat can do; ultimately understanding the impact your built environment can have on your quality of life.
“As an architect, it’s easy to say that all buildings should be beautiful; but they must also work beautifully for you, the inhabitants and the environment. We don’t preach an environmental or sustainable message; being thermally comfortable, and energy efficient should not be an add-on to any building; it needs to be intrinsic. Built in from the very start; into a beautiful building. We want our buildings to still be healthy and comfortable environments throughout their life-span.”
Roisin studied architecture at Queens University Belfast, receiving one of the highest marks in her year, and has had work published in newspapers and architecture magazines. She has spoken at Belfast Design Week, and is passionate about encouraging women within the industry.
Roisin is a registered architect, with extensive experience in practice, mainly in design and planning issues.