Paul Keogh Architects is a design-led architecture practice, with two directors, three associates and a highly skilled team of architects, graduates and interns who ensure every project is designed and managed to the highest architectural and professional standards.
Paul Keogh B.Arch, MA RCA, FRIAI, FRIBA (Director) was born in Dublin. He studied architecture at University College Dublin, where he received a first-class honours degree, and the Royal College of Art, London, where he obtained a Masters in Environmental Design. Prior to commencing private practice, he worked with James Stirling, de Blacam & Meagher and the Office of Public Works. He has published extensively, and lectured widely in Ireland, the UK, Europe, America and Asia. He was president of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the 2010-2012 term, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2018.
Rachael Chidlow BA, MA RCA, MSDI (Director) qualified in interior design at Manchester University and obtained a Masters in Environmental Design at the Royal College of Art, London. Before joining PKA, she worked with de Blacam and Meagher on a number of highly acclaimed projects. She has won both the Goldsmiths Company Prize and the Glen Dimplex Award for her work in interior design. Rachael is responsible for the detail and interior design of PKA's residential, commercial and civic architecture.
Brighdin Ni Mhaille BArch, MRIAI (Associate) studied at the Ecole d'Architecture, Langnedoc Rousillon, France, and the Dublin Institute of Technology, where she was awarded a first-class honours degree in architecture. Her thesis project was commended in the 2005 Opus Awards. She joined Paul Keogh Architects in 2005, and has been an RIAI registered architect since 2015. Brighdin has been project architect on a number of PKA's award-winning projects for public and voluntary housing bodies.
Ellen Matthews MArch, RIAI, ARB (Associate) studied architecture at Queen's University Belfast, ENSASE, St. Etienne, France and University College Dublin where she received a first-class Masters in Architecture degree. She obtained her diploma in professional practice from the Architectural Association, London, and is both a UK and RIAI registered architect. Ellen joined Paul Keogh in 2016 and is now project architect on a number of PKA's public housing projects.
Kevin Nolan (CDVEC / CDV) studied architectural technology at Pearse College Dublin and joined PKA in 1994. He spent 2000-2004 in Australia working on large scale projects such as the University of Ballarat, Victoria with Darryl Jackson's office in Melbourne and the University of New South Whales with TGP Architects, in Sydney. Kevin is responsible for the detail design and construction documentation on PKA's numerous award-winning projects in housing and education.