Olivia joined Donald Insall Associates in 2019, after completing her BSc and MArch degrees at the Welsh School of Architecture. Her final thesis project looked to uncover the historical and social value of a former Steel Works, utilising the concept of social capital to reignite the site as the core of a ‘civic ecosystem’.
During her time at the practice so far, Olivia has worked on a range of repair and restoration projects for the Palace of Westminster and various adaptive reuse and restoration schemes for public and commercial clients. Olivia has acquired wide-ranging experience spanning the early stages of design through to construction, including works to ‘in use’ Grade I listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments. Through her role on these projects, she has gained significant on-site experience in carrying out historic masonry condition surveys, as well as specifying the repairs to masonry facades.