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People

PKA is a medium-sized practice with two partners - Paul Keogh and Rachael Chidlow - supported by a talented team of architects, technologists and graduates.

Paul Keogh (B.Arch (Hons), MA RCA, FRIAI, RIBA) was born in Dublin and studied architecture at University College Dublin before obtaining a Masters in Environmental Design at the Royal College of Art, London. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for James Stirling, de Blacam and Meagher and the OPW. He has taught and lectured widely, in Ireland, the UK, Europe, America and Asia. He was elected president of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the 2010-2012 term.

Rachael Chidlow (BA, MA RCA, MSDI) was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. She studied 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 the Goldsmiths Company Prize and the Glen Dimplex Award for her work in interior design. She is a member of the Society of Designers in Ireland.

Brighdin Ni Mhaille (BA) studied at DIT Bolton Street obtaining a first class honours degree in Architecture in 2005. Her thesis project was commended in the Opus Awards in 2005. She studied at the Ecole d'Architecture, Langnedoc, Rousillon, France in 2002-2003. She has previously worked for O'Sullivan Campbell Architects, and for OMS Architects in 2004. She joined Paul Keogh Architects in 2005 and is now Project Architect on a number of prestigious design 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.