Alice Coyle is an artist, graduate architect and veteran of the food industry. Working from a young age in the family-run Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara, Alice went on to gain experience in all aspects of the food & hospitality industry. From waitressing her way through college, to detailing bar counters in the world of architecture, her dual passion for food and design were inherent from the get go.
As a fine art graduate of IADT in 2002 she co-founded the Atlantic Art studios in Clifden, Galway before moving to Dublin in 2005 to study Interior Design. Soon after, her dream job with the hospitality specialists Grainne Weber Architects saw Alice take the lead on projects such as KOH Restaurant & Bar, Dublin, Avenue Cafe & Restaurant, Kildare and various projects within The Clarion hotel group. (A more recent collaboration with GWA saw her working on the private members club, The House of St.Barnabas in Soho, London.)
In 2009, Alice moved to Cork where she studied architecture in Cork Centre for Architectural Education. Her interest in food drove Alice's final year thesis. Using Cork City and The English Market as an example, she demonstrated the effect of food on cities throughout history and proposed it's future use as a tool in urban planning.
During her college years, Alice helped set up the Cork arm of Fabulous Food Trails - a concept developed in Dublin by her aunt Eveleen Coyle - which continues to grow in popularity and acclaim. After graduating in 2013, Alice established the design practice ARCH.EAT.ECTURE. Amongst many other food-related events and happenings, she is behind the Cork Food Mapping Project and The Wrap Artist, an English Market gift hamper service. Currently, she is running a variety of design projects within and around The English Market - counting Cork City Council and some of Cork's best known food businesses among clients – and generally becoming Cork's go-to food-focused designer.