About Us


Deirdre McDermott, MRIAI, MIPI, MUBC, is an architect, planner, urbanist and conservation consultant in private practice for over three decades. She has worked in Africa, the UK, France and Ireland, on a range of projects, from large scale masterplans and regeneration projects, to small scale heritage-led refurbishments, for a range of public and private sector clients. She is currently working on a regeneration project in the south of France focused on restoring derelict buildings in Mediterranean villages and recreating opportunities for small businesses. She served for six years on the Historic Building Council of Northern Ireland and has recently stepped down as President of ICOMOS Ireland, the Irish National Committee of an international voluntary NGO of professionals and practitioners working in the conservation of cultural heritage, from intangible heritage through to National Monuments. She is VP of the International Advisory Committee and is an active member of a number of National Scientific Committees in Vernacular Heritage, Energy and Sustainability as well as Baile, their Working Group on Small Towns and Villages. She is a member of the Building Limes Forum of Ireland and of the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield, the cultural heritage equivalent of the Red Cross.


Caitríona Noonan MRIAI MUBC BArch is a Conservation Architect Grade 2 working in private practice in Bray, Co. Wicklow. She is an active member of ICOMOS Ireland and is Convenor of ‘Baile’, their Working Group on Small Towns and Villages and an associate member of CIVVIH, the ICOMOS International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages. She is also currently involved in a creative multi-disciplinary project which is investigating possibilities in utilising high-end digital technology in the recording of architectural fabric and the opening-up (through virtual means) of inaccessible places of cultural and architectural heritage significance.