Ayaka joined Donald Insall Associates in 2011. She is an accredited Specialist Conservation Architect (SCA) and an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC), specialising in the repair and conservation of historic and listed buildings. She understands the intricacy of working in historic buildings and has experience of managing the logistics and expectations of end users and stakeholders, from project initiation to post-completion. Ayaka is passionate about traditional building techniques and craftsmanship; she particularly enjoys collaboration with skilled specialists in building projects. She has worked on a number of Grade I and Grade II* buildings, with expertise in delivering high-end residential refurbishment projects in Conservation Areas. Ayaka is a committee member of the Traditional Paint Forum, ICON Historic Interiors Group and has a keen interest in historic interiors and stone conservation. She currently sits on the RIBA Conservation Register Assessment Panel as an assessor.