Helen Devitt Architects is a small bespoke practice combining enthusiasm and experience to offer a comprehensive and personal design & consultancy service where clients deal directly with Principal Helen Devitt from the inception of a project. Helen draws on over 20 years of experience, having worked in a range of architectural practices in Manhattan, Glasgow, Dublin & Cork, which include Murray O’Laoire Architects, Cork and Cork City Council, before establishing Helen Devitt Architects in 2011. Helen also works as a part-time lecturer at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education.


Helen Devitt augments her architectural practice and specialised area of conservation with her art practice, having completed a degree in fine art at the Crawford College of Art & Design Cork in 2014. Working intuitively through a number of media including painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture, the Irish landscape, both natural and man-made, is explored.  Her training and practice as an architect for over two decades has informed this exploration and the making of place and a sense of place is re-imagined in her work through surface and material in which a resonance of a culture and history is embedded.


  • Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
  • RIAI Conservation Architect Accredited at Grade 1
  • Member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
  • Member of the Irish Georgian Society
  • Associate Member of Cork Printmakers
  • Member of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)


  •  Kenny Art Gallery, Galway City, Main Exhibition, (December 2019 – current)
  • ‘Art & Architecture’, The Lavit Gallery, Group Exhibition , (May – June 2018) OPW Purchase
  • ‘The Postcard Show’, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, (Dec 2016)
  • ‘Dazzle’ Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork City (Dec 2016)
  • ’25’ Cork Printmakers,  The Atrium, Cork City Hall,  (June 2016)
  • ‘Liam Ronayne Selects’,  The Lavit Gallery, Cork,   (April – May 2016)
  • ‘Lie of the Land’,  Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh,  (February  – March 2015)
  • ‘Fledglings’,  The Lavit Gallery, Cork,  (August 2014)
  • ‘Na HOibreacha’,  CIT CCAD Degree Show,  (June 2014) OPW Purchase Prize
  • ‘Are We There Yet’,  CIT CCAD 3rd Year Exhibition, Cork,  (May – June 2013)