With a career spanning 25 years, Feile has worked with architectural firms in London (UK), Sydney (Australia), Adelaide (Australia), Queenstown (New Zealand), Dublin and Sligo. In 2009, she founded her own practice, Roots Architecture, in the northwest of Ireland.
Sustainability is at the core of her work, whether using natural materials for new-build projects or upgrading existing buildings to suit modern living.
Responsiveness is also key. Feile believes that a building should respond to its site, to the climate, the light, the topography, the views, the history and the culture of a place. It should also respond to its occupants. A well-designed home will enhance and nourish your quality of life.
Feile will provide a hands-on, hand-holding service for all stages of your project, from concept to construction.
What is the significance of the name Roots Architecture?
"Roots" is such an interesting word with so many meanings.
- When we decide to build, renovate or extend our home, it is a sure sign that we are putting down roots.
- Let your dreams take root and become a reality.
- Good design gets to the root of your wants and needs.
- As your architect, I will root for your project every step of the way.
- Respect for the client, the site and the planet is at the root of my practice.
- Heritage and culture are important. Architecture should have regard for its roots.
- As a conservation architect, I have a particular fondness for stone cottages and farmhouses. Built by family and friends for family and friends, vernacular architecture is a wonderful example of grass-roots cooperation. Community building builds communities.