about us

Sarah the founder of _ildsjel is a chartered architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects with over 10 years experience in practice 


Sarah has a wealth of experience working on a range of projects as a sole practitioner - from sensitive sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to working for award winning architectural practices in Scotland on large complex refurbishment projects to new builds and international masterplans. 

_ildsjel is a design and architecture studio located in Leith working in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.


The practice was founded in 2019 and aims to form working relationships with clients and design colleagues to create exciting design solutions through a highly collaborative process - communication is key.

_ildsjel is currently working with a client to design a new house in the Scottish borders and with private clients to deliver internal alterations to their homes in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. _ildsjel also been privileged to work with larger buildings of architectural importance on external alterations and have some very interesting site visits for potentially cool projects in the future.

_ildsjel is interested in working with clients with sensitive sites and buildings of historical and architectural importance and interest.
The practice aims to do their part in addressing issues with the current global climate emergency, by where possible adapting existing buildings and improving what we already have to reduce our carbon footprint. 
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