Sunni L. Goodson is a Historic Buildings and Design Consultant offering over nine years of international experience in the conservation, assessment and sensitive re-development of built heritage. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 2009 earned her Master’s in Conservation of Historic Buildings at the University of Bath, UK, where her dissertation on the Charleston ‘Single House’ received the Donald Insall Award for the highest marks in the programme. Sunni also holds a Higher National Certificate in Interior Design from the Dublin Institute of Design.
Sunni has been involved in the study and care of historic buildings in a multitude of projects in the UK, US, and Ireland. From 2012 – 2018, Sunni was the Architectural Conservation Specialist with a Dublin-based Grade I Conservation firm where she took a leading role in multi-disciplinary, complex conservation and heritage development projects for public and private clients. Sunni is now a Historic Buildings Consultant and Conservation Interior Designer for another Grade 1 firm in Dublin. Sunni has completed six city/county surveys for Ireland’s National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, is a member of the Irish Georgian Society’s Architectural Conservation & Planning Committee and the Board of the Register of Heritage Contractors. She has lectured in the Grade III accreditation series for Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, University College Dublin, Dublin City Council and the Dundalk Society of Young Surveyors.
In 2013, 2014 and 2016, Sunni was honoured to study some of the most outstanding examples of architectural heritage in the UK and US whilst attending the prestigious Attingham Summer School and the Victorian Society in America’s Newport and Chicago Summer Schools.
Throughout her work Sunni has worked closely with private and professional clients to guide them through the processes involved in planning and heritage asset development, design solutions for historic buildings, appropriate repair and improvement of Protected Structures, and other historic sites.
Sunni has a keen eye for the nuances of period details, building chronology, traditional building technologies, and is adept in technical repair methodologies as well as grant and project management.
Research and Documentation
Some of Sunni’s consultancy work has also included multidisciplinary research and documentation of historic buildings, and Historic Structure Reports for the purposes of planning and specifying refurbishment works.
With past projects ranging from seventeenth century merchant’s dwellings to country houses, thatched cottages to Victorian terraces, Sunni would be delighted to offer her wealth of diverse experience to your heritage or conservation needs.