Helen Devitt Architects Ltd is a small practice, established in Cork City in 2011 and now based in Co. Clare. Helen Devitt, MRIAI, Grade 1 Conservation Architect, draws on over 25 years experience, having worked in Manhattan, Glasgow, Dublin and Cork, in a range of architectural practices, including Murray O’Laoire Architects Cork and Cork City Council. The practice collaborates with other building professionals to offer a personal architectural design and consultancy service, specialising in works to vernacular buildings, protected structures and buildings of historical significance. Particular attention is given to the adaptation, re-use and sensitive extension of these historic buildings to develop a sympathetic response within their context in the surrounding Irish landscape. Other services include Architectural Heritage Impact Assessments, Historic Building Surveys, advice on Built Heritage Grant Schemes and thermal upgrading of traditional buildings. Helen also lectures design studio part-time at the Cork Centre of Architectural Education, University College Cork.