Louise Ryan

Historic Building Consultant

BA (Hons) MSc

Louise is a Historic Building Consultant with a background in architectural history and planning. She joined Heritage Architecture in November 2018, following 3 years at a planning and heritage consultancy. During this time Louise managed a wide variety of projects including works to listed buildings, development within conservation areas and development affecting the settings of numerous built heritage assets, including scheduled monuments and World Heritage Sites. Her project experience ranges from householder applications through to contentious and high-profile development schemes, including a large extension to the Grade I listed Orangery at Kensington Palace. 

With an undergraduate degree in Architectural History and a masters in Historic Building Conservation, Louise is enthusiastic about historical research and investigating the development and significance of buildings and structures. She is skilled in undertaking complex assessments, negotiating with stakeholders and providing a suite of documents to support applications for planning permission and listed building consent.

Louise also has extensive experience in working on large urban regeneration schemes, frequently involving tall buildings. In her previous role she led the team’s Heritage, Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment service, producing detailed reports which formed a key part of Environmental Impact Assessments and considered the impact of large development schemes on the settings of heritage assets, townscape character and key views across a wide area.

In addition to an excellent working knowledge of the planning system and process, Louise also has a sound understanding of the Development Consent Order process, having acted as built heritage consultant for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project comprising a coastal port at Tilbury.

Outside of the office Louise is a keen traveller. She particularly enjoys hiking and has completed several long-distance treks around the world.

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