Ailish has over 10 years experience working on development projects within sensitive environments, both in public and private roles, relating to visual and direct change to townscape and heritage assets.
As an urban designer she has worked on strategic masterplanning for city centre development, infrastructure solutions, public realm design, built environment studies, public consultation, urban analysis and historical development. Ailish has worked on a broad range of projects, including: tall building assessment, community focused masterplanning; Certificate of Immunity; Enhanced Listing; Environmental Impact Assessment; heritage assessment; public inquiry; expert witness at Appeal; listed building consent; and tall buildings guidance. Since joining Iceni Projects Ailish has established and developed townscape as a specialism within the company which continues to evolve as visual technologies advance in this field.
Ailish has taken particular interest in how historical context can influence and encourage innovative design and has presented her research on the built environment at an international level, featuring at conferences in New York, Rotterdam and Belfast.